The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 32 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.90% 1.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
198 70 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.84% 77.78% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 37 74
Average daily rate £439 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) APACS
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Retail-J
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) EMV

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) APACS
2 1 (25.00%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (25.00%) QA