The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 28 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.74% 0.92% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
186 90 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 80.17% 82.57% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 40 47
Median daily rate £375 £325 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +84.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% -68.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 11 £420 -
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) C
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (54.55%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) ECMAScript
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) CSS3
5 3 (27.27%) Twitter
5 3 (27.27%) Jasmine
5 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (27.27%) PhantomJS
5 3 (27.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
5 3 (27.27%) ES6
6 2 (18.18%) Babel
6 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Process Management
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Jasmine
2 3 (27.27%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (27.27%) PhantomJS
3 2 (18.18%) Babel
4 1 (9.09%) CppUnit
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C++ Developer
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior C++ Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) CSS3
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
1 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) UML
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) ECMAScript
3 3 (27.27%) ES6
3 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Twitter