Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 89 115
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.98% 2.33% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.65% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 35
Leeds median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £326 £363 £306
90th Percentile £466 £528 £527
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% +8.53%
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 1948 2298 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 85.89% 87.78% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1548 1967
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 65
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.20 £8.88
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.80
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 18 (40.00%) Scrum
4 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (28.89%) Java
5 13 (28.89%) TDD
5 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (28.89%) Android
5 13 (28.89%) Android Development
6 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.67%) RESTful
7 11 (24.44%) BDD
7 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
7 11 (24.44%) iOS Development
7 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
7 11 (24.44%) Android SDK
8 10 (22.22%) Android Studio
8 10 (22.22%) Gradle
8 10 (22.22%) MVC
8 10 (22.22%) SQL
9 9 (20.00%) HTML
9 9 (20.00%) .NET
9 9 (20.00%) CSS
9 9 (20.00%) OOP
9 9 (20.00%) User Experience
9 9 (20.00%) Kotlin
10 8 (17.78%) Apple Swift
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.78%) C#
10 8 (17.78%) Objective-C

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 6 (13.33%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Essbase
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.22%) Android Studio
2 10 (22.22%) Gradle
3 6 (13.33%) JIRA
4 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.89%) Grunt
4 4 (8.89%) gulp
4 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.67%) JUnit
5 3 (6.67%) MSTest
5 3 (6.67%) NUnit
5 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) Appium
6 2 (4.44%) Calabash
6 2 (4.44%) Firebug
6 2 (4.44%) Hamcrest
6 2 (4.44%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Android Developer
3 8 (17.78%) iOS Developer
4 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Release Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) RESTful
2 11 (24.44%) Android SDK
3 9 (20.00%) .NET
3 9 (20.00%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) HTML
4 7 (15.56%) Retrofit
4 7 (15.56%) RxJava
5 6 (13.33%) jQuery
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.11%) CSS3
6 5 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 5 (11.11%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.89%) Sass
8 3 (6.67%) iOS SDK
8 3 (6.67%) Spring
8 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
8 3 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
2 9 (20.00%) User Experience
3 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Android
2 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Scrum
3 13 (28.89%) Android Development
3 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (28.89%) TDD
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (24.44%) BDD
5 11 (24.44%) iOS Development
6 10 (22.22%) MVC
7 9 (20.00%) OOP
8 7 (15.56%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (15.56%) Open Source
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.11%) Kanban
9 5 (11.11%) OO
9 5 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 5 (11.11%) Release Management
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (28.89%) Java
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 9 (20.00%) Kotlin
5 8 (17.78%) Apple Swift
5 8 (17.78%) C#
5 8 (17.78%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Adobe
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
4 2 (4.44%) Google
4 2 (4.44%) Hyperion