The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 13 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.94% 15.00% 13.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 18.75% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
23 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 67.65% 80.00% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 29
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £394 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) SEO
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) SEO
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Document Management
1 2 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) AccuRev