The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 71 68 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 42 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.31% 0.27% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 0.35% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 9
Median daily rate £330 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £300 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Unit Testing
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1075 577 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.85% 79.04% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 379 203
Median daily rate £325 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 27 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 40 £330 +10.00% 2
Unit Testing
North East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 26 (41.94%) DNS
2 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
3 24 (38.71%) TCP/IP
4 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (35.48%) TDD
5 22 (35.48%) Software Engineering
5 22 (35.48%) Korn
5 22 (35.48%) Perl
5 22 (35.48%) Unix
5 22 (35.48%) Linux
5 22 (35.48%) C-shell
5 22 (35.48%) Bash Shell
5 22 (35.48%) BDD
6 21 (33.87%) Apache
6 21 (33.87%) ITIL
6 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
6 21 (33.87%) WAN
6 21 (33.87%) Data Management
6 21 (33.87%) Samba
7 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (30.65%) iSCSI
7 19 (30.65%) SAN
7 19 (30.65%) Node.js
8 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
9 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
9 15 (24.19%) VMware
9 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (22.58%) Quality Management
11 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
11 13 (20.97%) CSS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 21 (33.87%) Apache
2 8 (12.90%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) nginx
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
1 3 (4.84%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.94%) DNS
2 24 (38.71%) TCP/IP
3 21 (33.87%) WAN
4 19 (30.65%) iSCSI
4 19 (30.65%) SAN
5 11 (17.74%) Internet
6 8 (12.90%) LDAP
7 4 (6.45%) DHCP
7 4 (6.45%) SSL
8 3 (4.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MySQL
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.90%) StarTeam
3 7 (11.29%) ClearCase
4 5 (8.06%) GitLab
5 4 (6.45%) gulp
5 4 (6.45%) Protractor
6 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Bower
8 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.61%) Grunt
8 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.61%) MSI
8 1 (1.61%) MSTest
8 1 (1.61%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.61%) NMock
8 1 (1.61%) NuGet
8 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.61%) WiX
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Software Engineer
3 14 (22.58%) Unix Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Node.js Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Build Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Angular Developer
10 2 (3.23%) HPUX Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Linux Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Scala Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) Node.js
2 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
2 13 (20.97%) CSS
3 12 (19.35%) HTML
4 7 (11.29%) LAMP
5 6 (9.68%) Ajax
6 5 (8.06%) .NET
6 5 (8.06%) EJS
6 5 (8.06%) Express
7 4 (6.45%) HTML5
7 4 (6.45%) jQuery
7 4 (6.45%) XML
8 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.84%) Ember.js
8 3 (4.84%) Polymer
8 3 (4.84%) React
8 3 (4.84%) XHTML
9 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (6.45%) Replication
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Linux
1 22 (35.48%) Unix
2 8 (12.90%) Solaris
3 7 (11.29%) Windows
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) HPUX
6 1 (1.61%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) BDD
2 22 (35.48%) Software Engineering
2 22 (35.48%) TDD
3 21 (33.87%) Data Management
3 21 (33.87%) ITIL
4 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
6 14 (22.58%) Quality Management
7 11 (17.74%) Microservices
8 10 (16.13%) Coaching
9 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
11 6 (9.68%) Validation
11 6 (9.68%) Web Development
12 5 (8.06%) Asynchronous Programming
12 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
13 4 (6.45%) Data Protection
13 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
13 4 (6.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) Bash Shell
1 22 (35.48%) C-shell
1 22 (35.48%) Korn
1 22 (35.48%) Perl
2 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) SQL
6 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.84%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (33.87%) Samba
2 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (11.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) VMware
2 11 (17.74%) HP
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 7 (11.29%) Altiris
4 7 (11.29%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Kofax
5 1 (1.61%) Spiceworks