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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 60 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.95% 2.63% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 3.58% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
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£300 £343 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -22.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
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
487 279 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.06% 73.42% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 196 65
Average daily rate £388 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £460 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.26% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 6 £300 -12.40% 4
Unit Testing
North East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (66.67%) IPsec
3 4 (66.67%) Servlets
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) J2EE
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Jetty
3 4 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (66.67%) nginx
3 4 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (66.67%) Google App Engine
3 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Google
3 4 (66.67%) WebSphere

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Jetty
2 4 (66.67%) nginx
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (66.67%) Google App Engine
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) FTP
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
1 4 (66.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) Servlets
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) Classic ASP
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Xen
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
1 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Sitecore