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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 21 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.23% 3.68% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 4.69% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Unit Testing
West Midlands

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
178 128 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.03% 78.53% 72.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 79 59
Median daily rate £325 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.75 £17.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -11.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 6 - -
Unit Testing
West Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Python
1 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
1 6 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) V-Model
1 6 (66.67%) Change Control
1 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 6 (66.67%) Case Management
2 5 (55.56%) IEC 61508
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) NUnit
4 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
4 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
4 2 (22.22%) Simulink
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) NSubstitute

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
3 1 (11.11%) NSubstitute
3 1 (11.11%) ReSharper
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) Ninject
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (11.11%) Life Science
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Case Management
1 6 (66.67%) Change Control
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 6 (66.67%) V-Model
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
3 1 (11.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) DevExpress