The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 71 77 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.98% 0.22% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 0.27% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 10
Median daily rate £330 £300 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £300 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Unit Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1273 744 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.19% 80.17% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 475 244
Median daily rate £325 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £553 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 33 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £10.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £34.10 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -6 42 £330 +10.00% 3
Durham - 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 26 (38.81%) DNS
2 25 (37.31%) Software Engineering
2 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
4 23 (34.33%) TDD
4 23 (34.33%) BDD
5 22 (32.84%) C-shell
5 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
5 22 (32.84%) Data Management
5 22 (32.84%) Korn
5 22 (32.84%) Perl
5 22 (32.84%) Unix
5 22 (32.84%) Linux
6 21 (31.34%) Apache
6 21 (31.34%) ITIL
6 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
6 21 (31.34%) WAN
6 21 (31.34%) Samba
6 21 (31.34%) Node.js
7 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (28.36%) iSCSI
8 19 (28.36%) SAN
9 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
10 16 (23.88%) Regression Testing
10 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (22.39%) AngularJS
11 15 (22.39%) Quality Management
11 15 (22.39%) VMware
11 15 (22.39%) CSS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (31.34%) Apache
2 8 (11.94%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) nginx
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
1 3 (4.48%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.81%) DNS
2 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
3 21 (31.34%) WAN
4 19 (28.36%) iSCSI
4 19 (28.36%) SAN
5 12 (17.91%) Internet
6 8 (11.94%) LDAP
7 4 (5.97%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) SSL
8 3 (4.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) StarTeam
3 7 (10.45%) ClearCase
4 5 (7.46%) GitLab
5 4 (5.97%) gulp
5 4 (5.97%) Protractor
6 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.49%) Bower
8 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.49%) Grunt
8 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.49%) MSI
8 1 (1.49%) MSTest
8 1 (1.49%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.49%) NMock
8 1 (1.49%) NuGet
8 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.49%) WiX
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Unix Engineer
4 12 (17.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (14.93%) Node.js Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Build Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) Scala Software Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Angular Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Digital Developer
10 2 (2.99%) HPUX Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) Node.js
2 15 (22.39%) AngularJS
2 15 (22.39%) CSS
3 14 (20.90%) HTML
4 7 (10.45%) .NET
4 7 (10.45%) LAMP
5 6 (8.96%) Ajax
5 6 (8.96%) HTML5
6 5 (7.46%) EJS
6 5 (7.46%) Express
7 4 (5.97%) jQuery
7 4 (5.97%) XML
8 3 (4.48%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.48%) Ember.js
8 3 (4.48%) Polymer
8 3 (4.48%) React
8 3 (4.48%) XHTML
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.97%) Replication
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Linux
1 22 (32.84%) Unix
2 8 (11.94%) Solaris
3 7 (10.45%) Windows
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) HPUX
6 1 (1.49%) AIX
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Software Engineering
2 24 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (34.33%) BDD
3 23 (34.33%) TDD
4 22 (32.84%) Data Management
5 21 (31.34%) ITIL
6 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (23.88%) Regression Testing
8 15 (22.39%) Quality Management
9 12 (17.91%) Microservices
10 11 (16.42%) Coaching
11 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
12 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
13 6 (8.96%) Validation
13 6 (8.96%) Web Development
14 5 (7.46%) Asynchronous Programming
14 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
15 4 (5.97%) Data Protection
15 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
15 4 (5.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) Bash Shell
1 22 (32.84%) C-shell
1 22 (32.84%) Korn
1 22 (32.84%) Perl
2 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 13 (19.40%) Shell Script
4 9 (13.43%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) Scala
5 4 (5.97%) SQL
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.48%) MCSA
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (31.34%) Samba
2 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (10.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) VMware
2 11 (16.42%) HP
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
4 7 (10.45%) Altiris
4 7 (10.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Kofax
5 1 (1.49%) Spiceworks