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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 40 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.63% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.45% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £313 £238 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -18.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +5.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 138 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.72% 75.00% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 85 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 4 £300 +26.31% 2
Bedford - 1 £265 - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) NUnit
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
4 9 (56.25%) Web Services
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) MSTest
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) HTML
6 6 (37.50%) OO
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) JUnit
7 5 (31.25%) HTML5
7 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) CQRS
7 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (31.25%) Neo4j
7 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (31.25%) Node.js

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Node.js
2 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (25.00%) Papyrus
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) RavenDB
3 5 (31.25%) Neo4j
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) NUnit
2 9 (56.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (37.50%) MSTest
4 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
4 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) JUnit
5 4 (25.00%) RSpec
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) FitNesse
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
7 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (6.25%) Moq
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 5 (31.25%) RESTful
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
4 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
7 1 (6.25%) jQuery
7 1 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.25%) Spring
7 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) CQRS
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
8 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
8 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle