The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 38 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.96% 1.29% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.03% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £335 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £415 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 148 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.35% 63.52% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 76 138
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Bedford -1 5 £265 - 1
Dunstable - 2 £248 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Luton - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) JUnit
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) NUnit
4 6 (35.29%) Spring
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
4 6 (35.29%) J2EE
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) JSP
4 6 (35.29%) Servlets
4 6 (35.29%) Struts
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
4 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
4 6 (35.29%) Sun
4 6 (35.29%) Sun Certification
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) RSpec
6 4 (23.53%) MSTest
6 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
6 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (23.53%) EJB
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) JUnit
2 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
2 6 (35.29%) NUnit
2 6 (35.29%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) FitNesse
3 4 (23.53%) RSpec
3 4 (23.53%) MSTest
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) Bugzilla
4 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (11.76%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (11.76%) Moq
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.76%) Subversion
4 2 (11.76%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Java Developer
2 6 (35.29%) J2EE Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
1 6 (35.29%) JSP
1 6 (35.29%) Servlets
1 6 (35.29%) Struts
1 6 (35.29%) Hibernate
1 6 (35.29%) Spring
2 5 (29.41%) XML
3 4 (23.53%) EJB
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Sun
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
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