The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 35 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.84% 1.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
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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East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
261 250 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 73.11% 80.13% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 121 160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
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 £17.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +4 3 £280 - 1
Unit Testing
East Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) JSP
2 5 (71.43%) Servlets
2 5 (71.43%) Struts
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (71.43%) Eclipse
2 5 (71.43%) Sun
2 5 (71.43%) Sun Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) EJB
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Excel Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) JSP
1 5 (71.43%) Servlets
1 5 (71.43%) Struts
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) EJB
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Sun Certification
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) Sun