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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 6 months to 30 June 2022 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 77 65 68
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 16 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.09% 1.50% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.81% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 7
10th Percentile £352 £300 £234
25th Percentile £360 £345 £254
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £325
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38% -35.00%
75th Percentile £500 £433 £428
90th Percentile - £438 £433
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,092 885 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 79.65% 82.79% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 592 396
10th Percentile £213 £188 £225
25th Percentile £353 £304 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £538 £488 £488
90th Percentile £632 £594 £594
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 44 32
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.00 £9.52
25th Percentile £16.05 £9.55 £11.40
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.61 £14.18
Median % change year-on-year +47.16% +3.01% -0.68%
75th Percentile £34.50 £24.94 £26.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.23 £44.88
England median hourly rate £28.41 £24.08 £22.61
% change year-on-year +17.98% +6.50% -1.40%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +12 8 £500 +17.65% 8
Northamptonshire -10 3 £360 +2.86%
Leicestershire -12 3 £408 +20.74% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £300 - 3
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (53.33%) TypeScript
2 8 (53.33%) Virtual Team
2 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (46.67%) Front End Development
3 7 (46.67%) DevOps
3 7 (46.67%) AWS
4 6 (40.00%) Node.js
4 6 (40.00%) Agile
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (40.00%) Docker
4 6 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (40.00%) Serverless
4 6 (40.00%) Social Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (33.33%) Amazon Cognito
5 5 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (33.33%) DynamoDB
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Redis
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) RESTful
6 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (26.67%) NUnit

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (6.67%) CICS
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) AWS
2 6 (40.00%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (40.00%) Serverless
3 5 (33.33%) Amazon Cognito
3 5 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (13.33%) Azure
4 2 (13.33%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (6.67%) NuGet
5 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DynamoDB
1 5 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (33.33%) Redis
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Couchbase
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) NUnit
2 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) MbUnit
3 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (20.00%) MSTest
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Angular Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Node.js
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) Swagger
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) Sass
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Express
5 1 (6.67%) LESS
5 1 (6.67%) React
5 1 (6.67%) Redux
5 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Virtual Team
2 3 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (46.67%) DevOps
2 7 (46.67%) Front End Development
3 6 (40.00%) Agile
3 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (26.67%) API Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Microservices
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
8 1 (6.67%) API Design
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) TypeScript
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
4 1 (6.67%) JCL
4 1 (6.67%) Natural
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) IBM