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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 52 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.13% 3.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 4.38% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
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
357 251 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 80.41% 79.68% 63.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 171 85
Average daily rate £450 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £254 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £525 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -27.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) MVC
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) OO
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Spring
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 5 (33.33%) JSON
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) RESTful
5 5 (33.33%) Mockito
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
6 4 (26.67%) Maven
7 3 (20.00%) Ajax
7 3 (20.00%) NUnit
7 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) CMS
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) JBoss
2 3 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Jetty
3 2 (13.33%) nginx
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Google App Engine
1 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) FTP
2 2 (13.33%) IPsec
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Jackrabbit
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Mockito
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
3 3 (20.00%) NUnit
3 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) jMock
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) Liquibase
4 2 (13.33%) RSpec
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (13.33%) Travis CI
5 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Umbraco Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (33.33%) JSON
4 5 (33.33%) RESTful
4 5 (33.33%) Spring
5 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
6 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (20.00%) Ajax
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (20.00%) CSS3
6 3 (20.00%) HTML5
6 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (13.33%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (13.33%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) MVC
1 10 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) OOP
3 3 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 3 (20.00%) SOLID
3 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) AOP
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby
6 1 (6.67%) Go
6 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Control-M
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Google
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase