The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 23 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.72% 1.43% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.77% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £345 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.88 £41.85 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +13.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
126 113 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 72.41% 80.71% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 71
Median daily rate £345 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +23.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
West Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
4 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) NUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Java

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripter
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Core Data
3 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
1 1 (14.29%) Coverity