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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 39 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.32% 0.80% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.95% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £485 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
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
264 316 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.35% 84.27% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 226 208
Median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 10
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
3 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 8 (72.73%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) SOA
5 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
5 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
5 6 (54.55%) Software Architecture
6 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (36.36%) RESTful
7 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (36.36%) Confluence
7 4 (36.36%) JIRA
7 4 (36.36%) NUnit
7 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (36.36%) MVC
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) BDD
7 4 (36.36%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (36.36%) Microservices
7 4 (36.36%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 4 (36.36%) Loose Coupling
7 4 (36.36%) SOLID
7 4 (36.36%) YAGNI
8 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (36.36%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
1 4 (36.36%) NUnit
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (36.36%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (36.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
1 6 (54.55%) Software Architecture
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 4 (36.36%) Loose Coupling
2 4 (36.36%) Microservices
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) SOLID
2 4 (36.36%) Static Code Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) YAGNI
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) HND