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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank - 12 24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 7.89% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 11.69% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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
76 77 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 71.03% 67.54% 55.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 29
Average daily rate £333 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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

Unit Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef