The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.71% 2.57% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 2.93% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £500 £325 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -32.98%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 273 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.46% 87.78% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 268
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Bedfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Bedfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 2 (100.00%) Bower
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Bower
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft