Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 19 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 74 30
Rank change year-on-year +31 -44 +57
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 47 31 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.99% 2.21% 6.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 2.64% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 94
Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £235 £352 £275
90th Percentile £475 £608 £526
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - £62.25
10th Percentile £21.87 - £57.38
90th Percentile £24.42 - £68.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +2.65%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 985 1176 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.55% 83.76% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 829 967
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Wales

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +18 38 £375 -11.76%
North Wales - 5 £438 - 3
West Wales - 2 £350 - 1
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (61.70%) SQL
3 26 (55.32%) .NET
4 23 (48.94%) OOP
4 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 23 (48.94%) .NET Framework
5 22 (46.81%) RDBMS
5 22 (46.81%) MVC
5 22 (46.81%) Relational Database
6 21 (44.68%) JavaScript
7 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
7 20 (42.55%) LINQ
7 20 (42.55%) Entity Framework
8 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (38.30%) NUnit
10 17 (36.17%) TDD
11 16 (34.04%) jQuery
11 16 (34.04%) CSS
11 16 (34.04%) HTML
12 15 (31.91%) Scrum
12 15 (31.91%) MSTest
13 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
13 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
13 14 (29.79%) Coaching
13 14 (29.79%) Degree
13 14 (29.79%) JSON
14 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (25.53%) C#
14 12 (25.53%) CSS3
14 12 (25.53%) Responsive Web Design

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Solr
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) npm
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (46.81%) RDBMS
1 22 (46.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) NUnit
2 15 (31.91%) MSTest
3 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
4 10 (21.28%) Grunt
4 10 (21.28%) gulp
4 10 (21.28%) SonarQube
5 6 (12.77%) JUnit
5 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
6 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (8.51%) MSBuild
7 4 (8.51%) Subversion
8 3 (6.38%) Ant
8 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.38%) Gradle
8 3 (6.38%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.38%) JProfiler
8 3 (6.38%) Maven
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (91.49%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Developer
3 8 (17.02%) UI Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Android Developer
8 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (55.32%) .NET
2 23 (48.94%) .NET Framework
3 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
3 20 (42.55%) Entity Framework
3 20 (42.55%) LINQ
4 19 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (34.04%) CSS
5 16 (34.04%) HTML
5 16 (34.04%) jQuery
6 14 (29.79%) JSON
7 12 (25.53%) CSS3
7 12 (25.53%) HTML5
7 12 (25.53%) Node.js
8 10 (21.28%) Ajax
9 9 (19.15%) AngularJS
10 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
10 6 (12.77%) JPA
10 6 (12.77%) RESTful
10 6 (12.77%) Spring
10 6 (12.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) OOP
3 22 (46.81%) MVC
4 17 (36.17%) TDD
5 15 (31.91%) Scrum
6 14 (29.79%) Coaching
6 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
6 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
7 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (25.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (21.28%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (17.02%) OO
10 6 (12.77%) BDD
11 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
12 4 (8.51%) Informatics
12 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
12 4 (8.51%) MVVM
12 4 (8.51%) UML
12 4 (8.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.53%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.38%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) XPath
7 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.13%) ES6
7 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) R
7 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 10 (21.28%) Perforce
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Nintex
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter