The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 26 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.58% 0.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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 Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 74.19% 59.60% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 72 63
Average daily rate £375 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £428 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.24 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.20% -43.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £35.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 12 (80.00%) C#
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) WPF
2 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) WCF
3 8 (53.33%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (6.67%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Mainframe Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
1 11 (73.33%) WPF
2 8 (53.33%) WCF
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) XAML
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) RPG
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) MKS