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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 29 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.14% 4.30% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 6.06% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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South Yorkshire

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
215 132 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 76.51% 70.97% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 89 81
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £214 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £44.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -66.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) WCF
3 10 (58.82%) WPF
4 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) OO
4 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) JUnit
7 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Spring
7 3 (17.65%) Maven
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Build Forge
7 3 (17.65%) REST
7 3 (17.65%) Spring Integration
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) Dojo
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) CICS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JUnit
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Build Forge
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) WCF
1 10 (58.82%) WPF
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) SOAP
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) Spring
5 3 (17.65%) REST
5 3 (17.65%) Spring Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Dojo
6 2 (11.76%) WinForms
7 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
7 1 (5.88%) CSS
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.88%) jQuery
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) OO
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) MVVM
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) RPG
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) MKS