The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire 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 33 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.67% 2.61% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 3.61% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 194 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.67% 72.39% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 116 187
Average daily rate £425 £432 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
East Midlands

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Northampton 0 6 £273 -35.88% 2
Unit Testing
East Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) Hibernate
3 6 (54.55%) Spring
3 6 (54.55%) J2EE
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) JUnit
3 6 (54.55%) Eclipse
3 6 (54.55%) Sun
3 6 (54.55%) Sun Certification
3 6 (54.55%) JSP
3 6 (54.55%) Servlets
3 6 (54.55%) Struts
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) EJB
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Maven
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) DNN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Eclipse
1 6 (54.55%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Moq
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
2 6 (54.55%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
1 6 (54.55%) JSP
1 6 (54.55%) Servlets
1 6 (54.55%) Struts
1 6 (54.55%) Hibernate
1 6 (54.55%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) EJB
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) SEO
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Sun Certification
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Sun