The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 20 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.71% 5.08% 9.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 7.32% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78 82 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.67% 69.49% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 63
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -0.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Unit Testing
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 £330 +0.76% 2
Tamworth - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Unit Testing
West Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) WURFL
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) AccuRev
2 2 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) SEO
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Tridion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (33.33%) Yeoman
2 1 (33.33%) Bower
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) DOM
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Modernizr
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Zepto.js
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SEO
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Document Management
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Progressive Enhancement
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) AccuRev
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore