The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 39 90
Rank change year-on-year -22 +51  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 75 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.20% 5.09% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 5.73% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 59 13
Median daily rate £413 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £366 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 966 1310 1337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.38% 88.87% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 931 992
Median daily rate £403 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Leeds

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Leeds

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 57 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (63.24%) Java
3 37 (54.41%) RESTful
4 34 (50.00%) Scrum
5 29 (42.65%) OO
6 28 (41.18%) User Experience
7 25 (36.76%) OOD
8 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
9 17 (25.00%) Android
9 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 17 (25.00%) Android Development
10 15 (22.06%) iOS Development
10 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
10 15 (22.06%) Android SDK
10 15 (22.06%) Apple iOS
10 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
10 15 (22.06%) Objective-C
11 14 (20.59%) MVC
11 14 (20.59%) Apple Swift
12 13 (19.12%) Cocoa
12 13 (19.12%) Xcode
12 13 (19.12%) TDD
13 12 (17.65%) SQL
13 12 (17.65%) Android Studio
13 12 (17.65%) Cocoa Touch
14 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
14 11 (16.18%) PHPUnit
14 11 (16.18%) PHP
14 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (14.71%) Symfony

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.82%) Redis
3 5 (7.35%) MySQL
4 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Xcode
2 12 (17.65%) Android Studio
3 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 11 (16.18%) PHPUnit
4 9 (13.24%) Selenium
5 7 (10.29%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.35%) JIRA
8 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
9 3 (4.41%) JBehave
9 3 (4.41%) JMeter
9 3 (4.41%) Rational Application Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Subversion
9 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.94%) Maven
10 2 (2.94%) Toad
10 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Law
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (76.47%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) iOS Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Android Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Android Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.24%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Java Scala Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Scala Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) UI Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (54.41%) RESTful
2 15 (22.06%) Android SDK
3 13 (19.12%) Cocoa
4 12 (17.65%) Cocoa Touch
5 10 (14.71%) Symfony
6 9 (13.24%) HTML
7 8 (11.76%) CSS
7 8 (11.76%) Gherkin
8 7 (10.29%) Laravel
8 7 (10.29%) Spring
8 7 (10.29%) Web Services
9 6 (8.82%) .NET
9 6 (8.82%) Django
9 6 (8.82%) EclipseLink
9 6 (8.82%) Flask
9 6 (8.82%) J2EE
9 6 (8.82%) JPA
10 5 (7.35%) jQuery
11 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
11 4 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (41.18%) User Experience
2 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.82%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) iPad
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.47%) iPhone
6 1 (1.47%) IPTV
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Android
2 15 (22.06%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.00%) Scrum
3 29 (42.65%) OO
4 25 (36.76%) OOD
5 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
6 17 (25.00%) Android Development
6 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 15 (22.06%) iOS Development
8 14 (20.59%) MVC
9 13 (19.12%) TDD
10 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.24%) Integration Testing
12 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
14 6 (8.82%) BDD
14 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (8.82%) SOLID
15 5 (7.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.06%) Objective-C
3 14 (20.59%) Apple Swift
4 12 (17.65%) SQL
5 11 (16.18%) PHP
6 8 (11.76%) Python
6 8 (11.76%) Scala
7 4 (5.88%) C#
7 4 (5.88%) Groovy
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) C++
8 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Zend
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) HP
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (1.47%) Apple
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
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