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 26 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 64 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.95% 0.46% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 0.60% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £325 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.46% +21.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £349 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £439 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  

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 568 504 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 85.16% 77.18% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 345 370
Median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +90.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £50.00 £36.75
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 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 26 June 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 26 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
Swindon +1 4 £358 -9.20% 2
Malmesbury - 1 £275 -
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) C
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) Validation
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) DO-178B
6 6 (27.27%) IEC 61508
6 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) Def Stans
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) XSLT
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) ColdFusion
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Handlebars
8 4 (18.18%) QUnit
8 4 (18.18%) Ember.js
8 4 (18.18%) LaTeX
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.64%) Migration

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 4 (18.18%) ColdFusion
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP PP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QUnit
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) PVCS
4 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
3 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SAP PI Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) jQuery
2 5 (22.73%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (18.18%) Ember.js
3 4 (18.18%) Handlebars
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) XSLT
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Validation
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) MVC
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (9.09%) ETL
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Service Design
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) B2B
5 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 5 (22.73%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) Def Stans
1 6 (27.27%) DO-178B
1 6 (27.27%) IEC 61508
2 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire