The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 Leeds 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 48 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 35 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.98% 0.92% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 1.21% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 7
Average daily rate £375 £302 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £254 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £340 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
West Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Leeds region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.96%) SQL
3 17 (32.08%) jQuery
4 15 (28.30%) PHP
5 14 (26.42%) Linux
6 13 (24.53%) HTML
6 13 (24.53%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (24.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (22.64%) MVC
7 12 (22.64%) Java
7 12 (22.64%) .NET
8 11 (20.75%) C#
8 11 (20.75%) TDD
9 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.87%) OO
10 9 (16.98%) Oracle
10 9 (16.98%) Selenium
10 9 (16.98%) RESTful
11 8 (15.09%) TeamCity
11 8 (15.09%) Hudson
11 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
11 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
11 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (15.09%) CSS
11 8 (15.09%) Apache
12 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (13.21%) MySQL
12 7 (13.21%) Scrum
12 7 (13.21%) Computer Science

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (15.09%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (13.21%) MySQL
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Selenium
2 8 (15.09%) TeamCity
2 8 (15.09%) Hudson
2 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) EasyMock
4 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.77%) Mockito
4 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.77%) JUnit
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (75.47%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) PHP Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Tester
5 4 (7.55%) OBIEE Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) VB Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) jQuery
2 13 (24.53%) HTML
3 12 (22.64%) .NET
4 9 (16.98%) RESTful
5 8 (15.09%) CSS
6 7 (13.21%) Symfony
7 6 (11.32%) JSON
8 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.43%) Web Services
8 5 (9.43%) HTML5
8 5 (9.43%) WCF
9 4 (7.55%) Spring
10 3 (5.66%) JMS
10 3 (5.66%) Backbone.js
10 3 (5.66%) REST
10 3 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (5.66%) JSF
11 2 (3.77%) WPF
11 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.77%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (22.64%) MVC
3 11 (20.75%) TDD
4 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) OO
5 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (13.21%) Scrum
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
7 6 (11.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (11.32%) Release Management
8 5 (9.43%) SOA
9 4 (7.55%) OOP
10 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.66%) Volume Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.77%) Refactoring
11 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
11 2 (3.77%) CMMI
11 2 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.96%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) PHP
4 12 (22.64%) Java
5 11 (20.75%) C#
6 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.66%) VB
7 3 (5.66%) VB6
8 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Perforce
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £295 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago