The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank - 12 9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 2.33% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.70% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £485 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +83.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
Unit Testing
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
32 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 82.05% 62.79% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 12
Average daily rate £388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £40.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedford