The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 27 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.40% 1.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
155 159 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 72.09% 84.57% 73.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 62 108
Average daily rate £425 £458 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +10.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £523 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (83.33%) Sun
2 5 (83.33%) Sun Certification
2 5 (83.33%) JSP
2 5 (83.33%) Servlets
2 5 (83.33%) Struts
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) EJB
3 3 (50.00%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) N-Tier

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JUnit
1 5 (83.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) J2EE
1 5 (83.33%) JSP
1 5 (83.33%) Servlets
1 5 (83.33%) Struts
1 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
1 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) EJB
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Sun Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) Sun