Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Unit Testing
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 4.96% 13.13% 21.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 16.67% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 41
Taunton median daily rate £315 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £258 £301 £280
90th Percentile £350 £498 £400
Somerset median daily rate £346 £401 £375
% change year-on-year -13.77% +7.00% +15.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86 78 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 71.07% 78.79% 89.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 148
Taunton median daily rate £350 £340 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -7.73% +5.29%
10th Percentile £144 £173 £304
90th Percentile £430 £489 £470
Somerset median daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year +6.99% -3.31% +10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Taunton median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -3.85% -14.75%
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Taunton.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (50.00%) Image Processing
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (50.00%) SciPy
3 3 (50.00%) NumPy
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Pandas
3 3 (50.00%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 2 (33.33%) Keras
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) Scala

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (50.00%) NumPy
1 3 (50.00%) Pandas
1 3 (50.00%) SciPy
2 2 (33.33%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) CentOS
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Image Processing
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
5 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared