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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 14 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.83% 2.53% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 3.23% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 33
Median daily rate £370 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% -9.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £284 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.74% 78.34% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1164 1721
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 42 57
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.31 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.88 £73.75 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +21 34 £375 -3.22% 4
West Wales -2 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 28 (65.12%) .NET
1 28 (65.12%) Visual Studio
1 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (62.79%) C#
3 26 (60.47%) Windows
4 22 (51.16%) .NET Framework
5 21 (48.84%) LINQ
5 21 (48.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (48.84%) OOP
5 21 (48.84%) SQL
5 21 (48.84%) Entity Framework
6 20 (46.51%) Relational Database
6 20 (46.51%) RDBMS
6 20 (46.51%) WCF
7 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
8 17 (39.53%) UML
9 16 (37.21%) Oracle9i Database
9 16 (37.21%) PL/SQL
9 16 (37.21%) Oracle
9 16 (37.21%) WinForms
9 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database
10 15 (34.88%) Code First Entity Framework
10 15 (34.88%) Scrum
10 15 (34.88%) Oracle Forms
11 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
12 13 (30.23%) Informatics
13 12 (27.91%) AngularJS
13 12 (27.91%) MSBuild
14 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET

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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) RDBMS
1 20 (46.51%) Relational Database
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (65.12%) Visual Studio
2 21 (48.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (34.88%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (27.91%) MSBuild
5 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) Android Studio
6 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (6.98%) Subversion
7 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.65%) Selenium
8 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.33%) Grunt
8 1 (2.33%) gulp
8 1 (2.33%) MbUnit
8 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.33%) MSTest
8 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.98%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 19 (44.19%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Android Developer
8 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.98%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (65.12%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) .NET Framework
3 21 (48.84%) Entity Framework
3 21 (48.84%) LINQ
4 20 (46.51%) WCF
5 16 (37.21%) WinForms
6 15 (34.88%) Code First Entity Framework
7 12 (27.91%) AngularJS
8 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
9 9 (20.93%) jQuery
9 9 (20.93%) Web Services
10 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (13.95%) SOAP
11 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (6.98%) CSS
12 3 (6.98%) HTML
13 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (4.65%) HTML5
13 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (4.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) NHS
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.98%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (48.84%) OOP
3 17 (39.53%) UML
4 15 (34.88%) Scrum
5 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
6 13 (30.23%) Informatics
7 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) MVC
9 8 (18.60%) MVVM
10 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
11 6 (13.95%) SDLC
12 5 (11.63%) API Development
13 3 (6.98%) Android Development
13 3 (6.98%) BDD
13 3 (6.98%) Hazard Analysis
13 3 (6.98%) OO
13 3 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) C#
2 21 (48.84%) SQL
3 16 (37.21%) PL/SQL
4 8 (18.60%) C++
5 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Def Stans
1 3 (6.98%) DO-178B
1 3 (6.98%) IEC 61508
1 3 (6.98%) ISO 26262
1 3 (6.98%) MISRA
1 3 (6.98%) MISRA C
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) CA
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Nintex
5 1 (2.33%) Apple
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 5 days ago