The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 12 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.13% 12.12% 11.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 15.38% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £330 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
24 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 61.54% 78.79% 68.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 33
Average daily rate £320 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) AccuRev
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) XHTML
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (50.00%) SEO
3 2 (50.00%) Games
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) XHTML
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) WURFL
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) SEO
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) AccuRev
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft