The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast 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 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank - 15 24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 3.95% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.26% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -18.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 57 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 69.67% 75.00% 57.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 52
Average daily rate £300 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Belfast