The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 73 50 68
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 36 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 2.96% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 3.65% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 3
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£300 £356 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1132 985 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.42% 80.94% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 699 323
Average daily rate £375 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.63 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) .NET
3 21 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (38.78%) Linux
4 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.69%) Configuration Management
5 17 (34.69%) MVC
5 17 (34.69%) C#
5 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
6 16 (32.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (32.65%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (32.65%) Servlets
6 16 (32.65%) VMware
7 14 (28.57%) Open Source
8 13 (26.53%) SQL
9 12 (24.49%) TDD
10 11 (22.45%) Puppet
10 11 (22.45%) HTML
10 11 (22.45%) Java
10 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
10 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
10 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
10 11 (22.45%) OO
11 10 (20.41%) Tomcat
11 10 (20.41%) Python
11 10 (20.41%) CSS
11 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (18.37%) Hibernate
12 9 (18.37%) PHP
12 9 (18.37%) Apache

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (20.41%) Tomcat
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
3 8 (16.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (16.33%) Jetty
3 8 (16.33%) nginx
3 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 8 (16.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.08%) SAS
5 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) JBoss
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (16.33%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.33%) Google App Engine
2 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) IPsec
1 8 (16.33%) DHCP
1 8 (16.33%) FTP
1 8 (16.33%) HTTP
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
1 8 (16.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (14.29%) NUnit
2 7 (14.29%) Selenium
3 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) Maven
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.08%) PHPUnit
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.04%) JIRA
6 1 (2.04%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.37%) PHP Developer
4 7 (14.29%) VB Developer
4 7 (14.29%) VB6 Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior PHP Developer
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Programmer
6 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) VB Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior PHP Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) C# Application Developer
8 1 (2.04%) SAS Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) Servlets
3 11 (22.45%) HTML
3 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
4 10 (20.41%) CSS
5 9 (18.37%) Hibernate
5 9 (18.37%) Entity Framework
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
5 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
6 8 (16.33%) J2EE
7 7 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (14.29%) JSON
8 6 (12.24%) NHibernate
8 6 (12.24%) Doctrine
9 5 (10.20%) Symfony
9 5 (10.20%) WinForms
10 3 (6.12%) ADO
11 2 (4.08%) CSS3
11 2 (4.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (34.69%) Configuration Management
3 17 (34.69%) MVC
3 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
4 12 (24.49%) TDD
5 11 (22.45%) OO
6 7 (14.29%) Web Development
7 6 (12.24%) System Testing
8 5 (10.20%) DevOps
9 3 (6.12%) CRM
10 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.08%) ITIL
10 2 (4.08%) Scrum
10 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.08%) Refactoring
11 1 (2.04%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.04%) Multithreading
11 1 (2.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) C#
2 13 (26.53%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.41%) Python
5 9 (18.37%) PHP
6 8 (16.33%) Bash Shell
7 7 (14.29%) VB
7 7 (14.29%) VB6
8 5 (10.20%) PHP5
9 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.33%) Xen
2 8 (16.33%) KVM
2 8 (16.33%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) Puppet
2 10 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) Google
4 6 (12.24%) Zend
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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