The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 25 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.68% - 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% - 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 11
Average daily rate £357 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +10.29%
Unit Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 322 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.65% 82.78% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 259 117
Average daily rate £450 £475 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 12 £357 - 1
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
3 11 (84.62%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) SOA
4 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
4 9 (69.23%) Software Architecture
5 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
5 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
6 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) RESTful
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Confluence
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (30.77%) Static Code Analysis
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (30.77%) Microservices
6 4 (30.77%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 4 (30.77%) Loose Coupling
6 4 (30.77%) SOLID
6 4 (30.77%) YAGNI
6 4 (30.77%) NUnit
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
1 4 (30.77%) NUnit
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
1 9 (69.23%) SOA
1 9 (69.23%) Software Architecture
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 4 (30.77%) Loose Coupling
3 4 (30.77%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) SOLID
3 4 (30.77%) Static Code Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) YAGNI
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) HND