Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 January 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
England > North East
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 96 111
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 58 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.47% 2.47% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.87% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 15
North East median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.97% -7.79% +40.74%
10th Percentile £308 £286 £313
90th Percentile £538 £500 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.02% +8.00% -1.32%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,042 2,020 1,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.34% 86.14% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1,415 1,045
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £533 £600
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 65
North East median hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +55.88% -22.05%
10th Percentile £9.78 £11.01 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.88 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the North East

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the North East

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the North East

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the North East

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +22 18 £425 -2.97% 8
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 North East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
2 8 (44.44%) TDD
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) JSP
4 6 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) XSD
4 6 (33.33%) JUnit
4 6 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 6 (33.33%) Hamcrest
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Gradle
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Kanban
4 6 (33.33%) Spring MVC
4 6 (33.33%) jQuery
4 6 (33.33%) Firebug
4 6 (33.33%) Spring
4 6 (33.33%) Microservices
4 6 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (27.78%) Korn

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) iPlanet
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) FCoE
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Firebug
2 6 (33.33%) Gradle
2 6 (33.33%) Hamcrest
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (16.67%) gulp
4 2 (11.11%) Grunt
4 2 (11.11%) webpack
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) CSS
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) jQuery
2 6 (33.33%) JSP
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
2 6 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 6 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 6 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) Browserify
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) Play Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Sass
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) HPUX
4 2 (11.11%) SUSE
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Kanban
4 6 (33.33%) Microservices
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) Software Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 2 (11.11%) High Availability
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile First
7 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Service Design
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) C-shell
2 5 (27.78%) Korn
2 5 (27.78%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Samba
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) F5
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
1 2 (11.11%) Sun
2 1 (5.56%) Borland
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Opsware
2 1 (5.56%) PlateSpin
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas
2 1 (5.56%) VMware