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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 34 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.57% - 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% - 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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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
152 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 86.36% 76.62% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 42 51
Average daily rate £475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £14.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £41.75 £45.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) APACS
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) Revenue Management
3 1 (16.67%) Yield Management
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Autofac
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
3 1 (16.67%) Retail-J
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (16.67%) QA

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) Autofac
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) APACS
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Revenue Management
2 1 (16.67%) Yield Management
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft