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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 61 49 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.54% 1.86% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 2.46% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £353 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.34%
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
533 487 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.52% 75.39% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 313 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 4 £288 -24.34% 2
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) Servlets
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) Apache
4 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (57.14%) FTP
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) SSL
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Google
4 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) IPsec
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Xen
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (57.14%) nginx
4 4 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (57.14%) Google App Engine
4 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) nginx
1 4 (57.14%) Jetty
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (57.14%) Google App Engine
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) FTP
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
1 4 (57.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Servlets
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C#
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Xen
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Google
1 4 (57.14%) VMware