The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 33 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.26% 0.65% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 0.84% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£346 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
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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 Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
196 238 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 73.68% 76.77% 64.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 64
Average daily rate £343 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 46
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £7.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (33.33%) MVC
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 4 (33.33%) hybris
2 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (25.00%) MVVM
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) WCF
2 3 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (25.00%) Silverlight

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) PowerCenter
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) IntelliJ
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Hybris Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Excel Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (25.00%) WCF
2 3 (25.00%) WPF
2 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
4 1 (8.33%) JSP
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) MVVM
2 3 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Android Development
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) XAML
2 3 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 4
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) hybris
2 3 (25.00%) Telerik
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Informatica