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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 40 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.01% 1.52% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.22% 1.52%
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 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
353 135 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.79% 68.18% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 74 120
Average daily rate £410 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £315 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.70 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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 11 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 11 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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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 -3 5 £265 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) JUnit
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
4 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) C#
5 7 (36.84%) NUnit
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
6 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 6 (31.58%) Spring
6 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) J2EE
6 6 (31.58%) JSP
6 6 (31.58%) Servlets
6 6 (31.58%) Struts
6 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Eclipse
6 6 (31.58%) Sun
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 5 (26.32%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
8 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 4 (21.05%) RSpec
8 4 (21.05%) MSTest
8 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (21.05%) FitNesse

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.53%) Papyrus
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.26%) RavenDB
4 1 (5.26%) Neo4j
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JUnit
2 7 (36.84%) NUnit
3 6 (31.58%) Eclipse
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) FitNesse
4 4 (21.05%) RSpec
4 4 (21.05%) MSTest
4 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
5 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (10.53%) Moq
6 2 (10.53%) Maven
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
7 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
7 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
2 6 (31.58%) J2EE Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Developer
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) J2EE
2 6 (31.58%) JSP
2 6 (31.58%) Servlets
2 6 (31.58%) Struts
2 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
2 6 (31.58%) Spring
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
3 5 (26.32%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) jQuery
4 4 (21.05%) EJB
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (10.53%) WCF
7 1 (5.26%) RESTful
7 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) OO
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) CQRS
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Sun
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
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