The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 29 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.

Unit Testing
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.41% 1.84% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Median daily rate £489 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.93% -17.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 511 505 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.97% 77.34% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 344 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Wiltshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Wiltshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Wiltshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Swindon -5 3 - -
Chippenham - 1 £425 - 1
Corsham - 1 £553 - 1
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) C
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) ColdFusion
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (16.67%) ColdFusion
1 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) NAS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) QUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) PVCS
3 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Expert
5 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SAP PI Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SAP PP Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Ember.js
2 2 (16.67%) Handlebars
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Debian
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (16.67%) Service Design
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Packer
1 2 (16.67%) PowerCLI
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) SAP