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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 66 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.61% 0.32% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.46% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Average daily rate £486 £300 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.91% -33.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £300 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
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
790 438 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.58% 69.75% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 264 193
Average daily rate £410 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 15 £486 - 8
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Java
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
1 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
2 14 (82.35%) WebSphere
2 14 (82.35%) SSL
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
2 14 (82.35%) J2EE
2 14 (82.35%) IIS
2 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Apache
2 14 (82.35%) Tomcat
2 14 (82.35%) HTTP
2 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
2 14 (82.35%) nginx
2 14 (82.35%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (82.35%) Jetty
2 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
3 13 (76.47%) Xen
3 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (76.47%) Servlets
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 12 (70.59%) IPsec
4 12 (70.59%) DNS
4 12 (70.59%) DHCP
4 12 (70.59%) FTP
5 11 (64.71%) Windows
5 11 (64.71%) AIX
5 11 (64.71%) Solaris
5 11 (64.71%) WebSphere Application Server

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Apache
1 14 (82.35%) IIS
1 14 (82.35%) Jetty
1 14 (82.35%) nginx
1 14 (82.35%) Tomcat
1 14 (82.35%) WebSphere
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (64.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (58.82%) PowerExchange
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (5.88%) CMS
5 1 (5.88%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) HTTP
1 14 (82.35%) SSL
1 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
2 12 (70.59%) DHCP
2 12 (70.59%) DNS
2 12 (70.59%) FTP
2 12 (70.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (64.71%) PowerCenter
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (29.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Jenkins
2 11 (64.71%) Log4j
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) ETL Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Java Applications Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Scala Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Web Architect
3 1 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) J2EE
3 13 (76.47%) Servlets
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) AIX
2 11 (64.71%) Solaris
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
2 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
2 14 (82.35%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) CRM
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) Web Operations
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (76.47%) Xen
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 11 (64.71%) Axway
3 11 (64.71%) Genesys
3 11 (64.71%) Informatica
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 7 (41.18%) SAP
5 6 (35.29%) Siebel
5 6 (35.29%) Sun
6 1 (5.88%) Google
6 1 (5.88%) Kofax