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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 80 86 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.93% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 0.23% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Median daily rate £330 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
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
1017 858 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.95% 82.74% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 546 284
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.74% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -5 22 £330 -
Durham +7 2 - - 2
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 33 (45.21%) DNS
2 31 (42.47%) TCP/IP
3 29 (39.73%) Linux
3 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
4 28 (38.36%) C-shell
4 28 (38.36%) Bash Shell
4 28 (38.36%) Unix
4 28 (38.36%) Perl
4 28 (38.36%) Apache
4 28 (38.36%) Korn
5 27 (36.99%) Samba
5 27 (36.99%) WAN
5 27 (36.99%) ITIL
6 25 (34.25%) SAN
6 25 (34.25%) Software Engineering
6 25 (34.25%) iSCSI
7 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (31.51%) TDD
8 23 (31.51%) BDD
9 22 (30.14%) Data Management
9 22 (30.14%) VMware
10 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (28.77%) JavaScript
10 21 (28.77%) Node.js
11 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
12 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (21.92%) Regression Testing
13 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (20.55%) AngularJS
14 15 (20.55%) Quality Management

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 28 (38.36%) Apache
2 12 (16.44%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.74%) nginx
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Jetty
5 1 (1.37%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.11%) MS Office
1 3 (4.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.37%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.21%) DNS
2 31 (42.47%) TCP/IP
3 27 (36.99%) WAN
4 25 (34.25%) iSCSI
4 25 (34.25%) SAN
5 14 (19.18%) LDAP
6 12 (16.44%) Internet
7 5 (6.85%) DHCP
7 5 (6.85%) SSL
8 3 (4.11%) SNMP
9 1 (1.37%) FTP
9 1 (1.37%) HTTP
9 1 (1.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) MySQL
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) StarTeam
2 13 (17.81%) ClearCase
2 13 (17.81%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) GitLab
4 4 (5.48%) gulp
4 4 (5.48%) Protractor
5 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.37%) Bower
7 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.37%) Grunt
7 1 (1.37%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.37%) MSI
7 1 (1.37%) MSTest
7 1 (1.37%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.37%) NMock
7 1 (1.37%) NuGet
7 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) WiX
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Software Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) Unix Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (13.70%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Node.js Developer
6 9 (12.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) HPUX Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Build Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) JavaScript Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Scala Software Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Angular Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Linux Specialist
11 2 (2.74%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) Node.js
2 15 (20.55%) AngularJS
2 15 (20.55%) CSS
3 14 (19.18%) HTML
4 13 (17.81%) LAMP
5 8 (10.96%) .NET
6 6 (8.22%) Ajax
6 6 (8.22%) HTML5
7 5 (6.85%) EJS
7 5 (6.85%) Express
8 4 (5.48%) jQuery
8 4 (5.48%) XML
9 3 (4.11%) Backbone.js
9 3 (4.11%) Ember.js
9 3 (4.11%) Polymer
9 3 (4.11%) React
9 3 (4.11%) XHTML
10 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.48%) Replication
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Linux
2 28 (38.36%) Unix
3 14 (19.18%) Solaris
4 8 (10.96%) HPUX
5 7 (9.59%) Windows
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) AIX
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) ITIL
2 25 (34.25%) Software Engineering
3 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (31.51%) BDD
4 23 (31.51%) TDD
5 22 (30.14%) Data Management
6 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (21.92%) Regression Testing
8 15 (20.55%) Quality Management
9 14 (19.18%) Configuration Management
10 12 (16.44%) Microservices
11 11 (15.07%) Coaching
12 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
13 6 (8.22%) Validation
13 6 (8.22%) Web Development
14 5 (6.85%) Asynchronous Programming
14 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
15 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
15 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
15 4 (5.48%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) Bash Shell
1 28 (38.36%) C-shell
1 28 (38.36%) Korn
1 28 (38.36%) Perl
2 21 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
4 10 (13.70%) Java
5 4 (5.48%) C#
5 4 (5.48%) Scala
5 4 (5.48%) SQL
6 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (39.73%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) MCSA
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (36.99%) Samba
2 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (9.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) VMware
2 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
3 13 (17.81%) HP
3 13 (17.81%) Oracle
4 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.59%) Altiris
6 1 (1.37%) Google
6 1 (1.37%) Spiceworks