The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 24 28 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 1.49% 9.77% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 10.83% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 2
Median daily rate £340 £311 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -26.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +2.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Erskine with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 54 120 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 80.60% 90.23% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 86 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine 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 Erskine

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Erskine

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 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 Erskine region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) MSI
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) C-shell
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine 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 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C-shell
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat