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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 23 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.20% 2.13% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.62% 3.17% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£389 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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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
178 126 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 74.79% 67.02% 76.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 67 88
Average daily rate £350 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £36.50 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) XML
3 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (45.00%) C#
4 9 (45.00%) HTML
4 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (45.00%) .NET
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (45.00%) CSS
4 9 (45.00%) Web Services
4 9 (45.00%) MicroStrategy
4 9 (45.00%) MVC
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) Ajax
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (45.00%) jQuery
4 9 (45.00%) BPMN
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
6 7 (35.00%) IIS
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (25.00%) WPF
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (45.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Report Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (45.00%) Ajax
2 9 (45.00%) HTML
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (45.00%) CSS
2 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) jQuery
3 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (25.00%) WPF
5 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
5 2 (10.00%) WCF
5 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (45.00%) MVC
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) BPMN
4 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
8 1 (5.00%) ETL
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Process Management
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) XAML
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle