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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 66 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.24% 0.091% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 0.11% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 1 0
Median daily rate £460 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
1151 908 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.69% 83.07% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 599 345
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 37
Median hourly rate £28.75 £13.85 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.58% -36.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 - 41 £460 - 1
Durham +9 2 - -
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 54 (51.43%) Software Engineering
2 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (46.67%) TDD
3 49 (46.67%) BDD
4 48 (45.71%) Data Management
5 45 (42.86%) Node.js
6 44 (41.90%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (41.90%) JavaScript
7 40 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (36.19%) CSS
9 36 (34.29%) AngularJS
10 35 (33.33%) Microservices
11 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
11 33 (31.43%) DNS
12 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
13 29 (27.62%) ITIL
13 29 (27.62%) Linux
14 28 (26.67%) Unix
14 28 (26.67%) Perl
14 28 (26.67%) Apache
14 28 (26.67%) Korn
14 28 (26.67%) C-shell
14 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
15 27 (25.71%) WAN
15 27 (25.71%) Samba
16 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
17 25 (23.81%) iSCSI
17 25 (23.81%) SAN
17 25 (23.81%) Java
18 24 (22.86%) HTML

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 (26.67%) Apache
2 12 (11.43%) OpenStack
3 10 (9.52%) nginx
3 10 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 9 (8.57%) Confluence
5 4 (3.81%) IIS
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) Jetty
7 1 (0.95%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.95%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.86%) MS Office
1 3 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.95%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.43%) DNS
2 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
3 27 (25.71%) WAN
4 25 (23.81%) iSCSI
4 25 (23.81%) SAN
5 21 (20.00%) Internet
6 14 (13.33%) LDAP
7 5 (4.76%) DHCP
7 5 (4.76%) SSL
8 3 (2.86%) SNMP
9 1 (0.95%) FTP
9 1 (0.95%) HTTP
9 1 (0.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) MySQL
2 9 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (17.14%) GitLab
3 17 (16.19%) Protractor
4 14 (13.33%) StarTeam
5 13 (12.38%) ClearCase
5 13 (12.38%) webpack
6 11 (10.48%) JIRA
7 9 (8.57%) Eclipse
7 9 (8.57%) IntelliJ
7 9 (8.57%) NetBeans
8 4 (3.81%) gulp
9 3 (2.86%) Selenium
9 3 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.90%) MSI
10 2 (1.90%) NMock
10 2 (1.90%) WiX
11 1 (0.95%) NuGet
General
1 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 43 (40.95%) Developer
2 26 (24.76%) Software Engineer
3 24 (22.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 16 (15.24%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Node.js Developer
6 11 (10.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 10 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.67%) HPUX Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (4.76%) Build Engineer
12 5 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.76%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.81%) Digital Developer
13 4 (3.81%) Java Developer
14 3 (2.86%) Applications Developer
14 3 (2.86%) Consultant
14 3 (2.86%) Scala Software Engineer
15 2 (1.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.86%) Node.js
2 38 (36.19%) CSS
3 36 (34.29%) AngularJS
4 24 (22.86%) HTML
5 18 (17.14%) EJS
5 18 (17.14%) Express
6 14 (13.33%) XML
7 13 (12.38%) LAMP
8 12 (11.43%) jQuery
9 11 (10.48%) Web Services
10 10 (9.52%) .NET
11 9 (8.57%) D3.js
12 7 (6.67%) HTML5
12 7 (6.67%) Spring
13 6 (5.71%) Ajax
14 4 (3.81%) RESTful
15 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
15 3 (2.86%) Backbone.js
15 3 (2.86%) Ember.js
15 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 40 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (3.81%) Replication
3 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) CESG
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) Linux
2 28 (26.67%) Unix
3 14 (13.33%) Solaris
4 10 (9.52%) Windows
5 8 (7.62%) HPUX
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (51.43%) Software Engineering
2 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (46.67%) BDD
3 49 (46.67%) TDD
4 48 (45.71%) Data Management
5 44 (41.90%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (33.33%) Microservices
7 29 (27.62%) ITIL
8 24 (22.86%) Quality Management
9 22 (20.95%) Test Automation
10 19 (18.10%) Regression Testing
11 18 (17.14%) Asynchronous Programming
11 18 (17.14%) Test Scripting
12 15 (14.29%) MVC
13 14 (13.33%) Coaching
13 14 (13.33%) Configuration Management
13 14 (13.33%) SFIA
14 13 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (12.38%) Functional Programming
15 9 (8.57%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.90%) JavaScript
2 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 28 (26.67%) C-shell
2 28 (26.67%) Korn
2 28 (26.67%) Perl
3 25 (23.81%) Java
4 13 (12.38%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.67%) Scala
6 5 (4.76%) C#
6 5 (4.76%) SQL
7 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.86%) Groovy
9 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.95%) C++
10 1 (0.95%) Python
10 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.81%) Degree
5 3 (2.86%) MCSA
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.81%) QA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Samba
2 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.86%) SCCM
3 2 (1.90%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) VMware
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle
3 14 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (12.38%) HP
5 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.67%) Altiris
7 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.90%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.90%) Lumension
8 2 (1.90%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Google
9 1 (0.95%) IBM
9 1 (0.95%) Spiceworks