The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Sheffield 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 17 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.44% 1.52% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 2.29% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 131 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 71.11% 66.50% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 82 80
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £213 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £44.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.92% +48.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (66.67%) BPMN
2 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (11.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (11.11%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) CMS
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Report Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) MI Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) BPMN
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore