The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Belfast 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 20 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.00% 0.42% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.72% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +5.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
63 139 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 63.00% 58.16% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 85 22
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Unit Testing
County Antrim

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 18 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 April 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%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef