The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 24 April 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
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.19% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £378 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +1.00% +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.66%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 69 71 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 82.14% 75.53% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 103
Median daily rate £413 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £343 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) StreamWeaver
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) StreamWeaver
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Database Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Business Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft