The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 10 - 9
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 0 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 15.38% - 23.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.43% - 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 29
Median daily rate £280 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 - £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 28 27 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 71.79% 79.41% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 97
Median daily rate £290 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.76% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Taunton

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Taunton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (58.33%) Kanban
5 6 (50.00%) QA
5 6 (50.00%) WPF
5 6 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 5 (41.67%) Line Management
6 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) TDD
7 4 (33.33%) MVC
7 4 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
7 4 (33.33%) NServiceBus
7 4 (33.33%) System Testing
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (8.33%) NUnit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) NServiceBus
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (50.00%) WPF
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (8.33%) WF
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) Kanban
4 6 (50.00%) Pair Programming
5 5 (41.67%) Line Management
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) System Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
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