The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Northampton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 24 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.86% 3.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 4.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£273 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 123 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 79.05% 80.39% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 60 140
Average daily rate £413 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
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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 25 July 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) JSP
2 6 (75.00%) Servlets
2 6 (75.00%) Struts
2 6 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (75.00%) Sun
2 6 (75.00%) Sun Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) EJB
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Maven
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) TDD

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) DNN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Moq
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) JSP
1 6 (75.00%) Servlets
1 6 (75.00%) Struts
1 6 (75.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) EJB
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) NHibernate
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Sun Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) Sun