The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 40 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.33% 2.99% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.79% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
Unit Testing
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 South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 264 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 74.71% 79.04% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 170 111
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.73 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £18.36 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the South Yorkshire region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the South Yorkshire region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -9 11 £400 -7.24% 6
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) Apache
2 14 (58.33%) Tomcat
3 13 (54.17%) Linux
3 13 (54.17%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) HTTP
4 11 (45.83%) Configuration Management
4 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 11 (45.83%) Puppet
5 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (41.67%) Open Source
5 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (41.67%) DevOps
5 10 (41.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
5 10 (41.67%) Xen
5 10 (41.67%) Google
5 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (41.67%) Jetty
5 10 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (41.67%) nginx
5 10 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (41.67%) Google App Engine
5 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (41.67%) IPsec
5 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
5 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (41.67%) DNS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 14 (58.33%) Apache
1 14 (58.33%) Tomcat
2 10 (41.67%) IIS
2 10 (41.67%) Jetty
2 10 (41.67%) nginx
2 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (16.67%) JBoss
4 3 (12.50%) Apache Solr
4 3 (12.50%) CMS
4 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (41.67%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (41.67%) Google App Engine
1 10 (41.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) HTTP
2 10 (41.67%) DHCP
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 10 (41.67%) FTP
2 10 (41.67%) IPsec
2 10 (41.67%) SSL
2 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Jackrabbit
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
1 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.67%) Mockito
2 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) Liquibase
3 3 (12.50%) Maven
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) RSpec
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) J2EE
2 10 (41.67%) Servlets
3 9 (37.50%) CSS
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) RESTful
4 6 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) Ajax
5 4 (16.67%) CSS3
5 4 (16.67%) HTML5
5 4 (16.67%) JSON
5 4 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (16.67%) SOAP
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (12.50%) CakePHP
6 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (8.33%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Configuration Management
3 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Open Source
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 9 (37.50%) OO
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) OOP
6 4 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Kanban
7 3 (12.50%) Secure Coding
7 3 (12.50%) SOLID
8 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) PHP
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby
7 1 (4.17%) Go
7 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (41.67%) Xen
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Google
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
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