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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 40 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.66% 3.42% 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 3.93% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £453 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Unit Testing
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
383 382 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 78.32% 87.21% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 300 108
Median daily rate £450 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.35 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.67% -19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.10 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £15.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield 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 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 23 (79.31%) HTML
1 23 (79.31%) JavaScript
1 23 (79.31%) PHP
1 23 (79.31%) CSS
2 17 (58.62%) Symfony
2 17 (58.62%) MVC
2 17 (58.62%) Laravel
3 14 (48.28%) MySQL
4 12 (41.38%) CodeIgniter
4 12 (41.38%) Computer Science
5 11 (37.93%) TDD
5 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
6 9 (31.03%) RESTful
6 9 (31.03%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
7 8 (27.59%) OOP
7 8 (27.59%) HTML5
8 6 (20.69%) OO
8 6 (20.69%) Linux
8 6 (20.69%) OOD
8 6 (20.69%) Mercurial
8 6 (20.69%) CMS
9 5 (17.24%) Ajax
9 5 (17.24%) Web Development
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.24%) Content Management
9 5 (17.24%) Confluence
9 5 (17.24%) PHP 5
9 5 (17.24%) Zend
9 5 (17.24%) WordPress

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) CMS
2 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 5 (17.24%) WordPress
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) Kentico
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Sitefinity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) Mercurial
3 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) JSUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Xdebug
General
1 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (93.10%) Developer
2 22 (75.86%) PHP Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Web Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 3 (10.34%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Symfony Developer
6 2 (6.90%) ABAP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.45%) Junior
7 1 (3.45%) SAP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) CSS
1 23 (79.31%) HTML
2 17 (58.62%) Laravel
2 17 (58.62%) Symfony
3 12 (41.38%) CodeIgniter
4 9 (31.03%) RESTful
5 8 (27.59%) HTML5
6 5 (17.24%) Ajax
6 5 (17.24%) XHTML
6 5 (17.24%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.45%) LAMP
8 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (3.45%) Node.js
8 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) MVC
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 9 (31.03%) Scrum
4 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce
4 8 (27.59%) OOP
5 6 (20.69%) OO
5 6 (20.69%) OOD
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Content Management
6 5 (17.24%) Web Development
7 3 (10.34%) Software Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Build Automation
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Front End Development
8 1 (3.45%) Information Security
8 1 (3.45%) Kanban
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.45%) Prototyping
8 1 (3.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) JavaScript
1 23 (79.31%) PHP
2 5 (17.24%) PHP 5
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) ABAP
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Zend
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec