The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 16 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 Luton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 28 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.95% 2.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +6.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
183 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.27% 70.27% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 41 33
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Unit Testing
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (50.00%) Papyrus
3 4 (50.00%) NUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Exstream
3 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) RSpec
3 4 (50.00%) MSTest
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) VBA

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (50.00%) Papyrus
1 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (50.00%) RSpec
1 4 (50.00%) MSTest
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (50.00%) SOA
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft