Period
to 14 November 2018

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 6 months to 14 November 2018 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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 99 87
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +33
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 45 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.89% 2.01% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.30% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 51
Leeds median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £321 £324 £363
90th Percentile £480 £468 £513
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £18.38

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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,101 1,956 2,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.31% 87.36% 89.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,465 1,394 1,605
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 38
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +40.74% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.83 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.08 £36.70 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -4.13%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (64.44%) TDD
2 27 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (51.11%) Pair Programming
3 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (51.11%) Test Automation
4 21 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (40.00%) Selenium
5 18 (40.00%) PHP
5 18 (40.00%) MySQL
5 18 (40.00%) PHP 7
6 17 (37.78%) Doctrine
6 17 (37.78%) Zend
6 17 (37.78%) BDD
6 17 (37.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (35.56%) Vagrant
7 16 (35.56%) CQRS
7 16 (35.56%) Microservices
7 16 (35.56%) Confluence
7 16 (35.56%) PHPUnit
7 16 (35.56%) JIRA
7 16 (35.56%) VMS
8 12 (26.67%) Java
9 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
10 9 (20.00%) Jenkins

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 16 (35.56%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.89%) GitHub
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.22%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) MySQL
2 17 (37.78%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Selenium
2 16 (35.56%) JIRA
2 16 (35.56%) PHPUnit
2 16 (35.56%) Vagrant
3 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.11%) Maven
5 5 (11.11%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.89%) Mockito
6 4 (8.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (8.89%) Subversion
6 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) Grunt
8 1 (2.22%) gulp
8 1 (2.22%) MSTest
8 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.22%) Games
1 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (88.89%) Developer
2 18 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Angular Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Doctrine
2 10 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 8 (17.78%) CSS
3 8 (17.78%) HTML
4 7 (15.56%) CSS3
4 7 (15.56%) HTML5
5 6 (13.33%) .NET
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.11%) Angular 2
6 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 5 (11.11%) React
7 4 (8.89%) GraphQL
7 4 (8.89%) JSR 170
7 4 (8.89%) Middleware
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (8.89%) OSGi
7 4 (8.89%) PowerMock
8 2 (4.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) VMS
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (64.44%) TDD
2 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (51.11%) Pair Programming
2 23 (51.11%) Test Automation
3 18 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 17 (37.78%) BDD
4 17 (37.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (35.56%) CQRS
5 16 (35.56%) Microservices
6 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
8 5 (11.11%) Content Management
8 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.11%) MVC
8 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (8.89%) Coaching
9 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.89%) Kanban
9 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (40.00%) PHP
2 18 (40.00%) PHP 7
3 12 (26.67%) Java
4 8 (17.78%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Go
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Zend
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Adobe
3 4 (8.89%) Coverity
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Perforce
4 1 (2.22%) VMware