Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
England > North East
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 95 94
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1 -34
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 67 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.49% 2.58% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 3.02% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 16
North East median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -20.00%
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +14.29%

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1119 2221 1290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 86.74% 85.39% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1433 786
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £240
90th Percentile £538 £505 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 102 62
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -20.59%
10th Percentile £9.88 £13.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.20 £36.00 £28.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 +35 42 £350 +6.06% 1
Durham -6 1 £325 - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 North East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 32 (71.11%) Java
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
3 27 (60.00%) Scala
4 22 (48.89%) Scrum
5 21 (46.67%) Selenium
6 20 (44.44%) Groovy
6 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 20 (44.44%) Web Services
6 20 (44.44%) Gherkin
6 20 (44.44%) API Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Defect Management
7 19 (42.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (42.22%) User Stories
7 19 (42.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (42.22%) SoapUI
7 19 (42.22%) RESTful
7 19 (42.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 19 (42.22%) QA
7 19 (42.22%) Usability Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Security Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Kanban
8 17 (37.78%) Linux
9 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
10 12 (26.67%) C#
10 12 (26.67%) .NET
10 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
10 12 (26.67%) Atlassian
10 12 (26.67%) JIRA

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 12 (26.67%) Confluence
2 11 (24.44%) JBoss
2 11 (24.44%) Tomcat
2 11 (24.44%) WebLogic
3 9 (20.00%) Apache
4 8 (17.78%) iPlanet
4 8 (17.78%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.67%) MQSeries
5 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (2.22%) G Suite
1 1 (2.22%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) DNS
2 4 (8.89%) FCoE
2 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
2 4 (8.89%) SAN
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) LDAP
3 3 (6.67%) NAS
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DocumentDB
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (46.67%) Selenium
2 19 (42.22%) SoapUI
3 12 (26.67%) JIRA
4 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
4 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
5 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.67%) Ant
7 3 (6.67%) Gradle
7 3 (6.67%) JUnit
7 3 (6.67%) Maven
7 3 (6.67%) Subversion
8 1 (2.22%) JBehave
General
1 1 (2.22%) Marketing
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Tester
2 17 (37.78%) Developer
3 15 (33.33%) Automation Tester
4 12 (26.67%) Java Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Java Automation Tester
6 8 (17.78%) Java Scala Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Scala Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (17.78%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Developer
7 6 (13.33%) QA Tester
8 5 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
8 5 (11.11%) Linux Developer
8 5 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (8.89%) AIX Engineer
9 4 (8.89%) Solaris Engineer
10 3 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
10 3 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
10 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) Gherkin
1 20 (44.44%) Web Services
2 19 (42.22%) RESTful
3 12 (26.67%) .NET
3 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (24.44%) Spring
5 10 (22.22%) J2EE
6 8 (17.78%) Play Framework
6 8 (17.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (17.78%) Spring MVC
7 5 (11.11%) REST
8 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.67%) JPA
8 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
9 2 (4.44%) CSS
9 2 (4.44%) HTML
9 2 (4.44%) Middleware
9 2 (4.44%) SOAP
9 2 (4.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Clustering
2 7 (15.56%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.44%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) AIX
2 8 (17.78%) HPUX
2 8 (17.78%) Solaris
2 8 (17.78%) SUSE
2 8 (17.78%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Scrum
3 20 (44.44%) API Testing
3 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 19 (42.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 19 (42.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (42.22%) Defect Management
4 19 (42.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 19 (42.22%) Kanban
4 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
4 19 (42.22%) Security Testing
4 19 (42.22%) Usability Testing
4 19 (42.22%) User Stories
5 11 (24.44%) MVC
6 10 (22.22%) TDD
7 9 (20.00%) Microservices
8 8 (17.78%) DevOps
8 8 (17.78%) ITIL
9 7 (15.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) Java
2 27 (60.00%) Scala
3 20 (44.44%) Groovy
4 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.67%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (17.78%) C-shell
7 8 (17.78%) Korn
7 8 (17.78%) Perl
7 8 (17.78%) Ruby
7 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (8.89%) SQL
9 2 (4.44%) C++
10 1 (2.22%) C
10 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.22%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.22%) Python
10 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
1 4 (8.89%) KVM
1 4 (8.89%) Samba
1 4 (8.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) OpenView
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.78%) Sun
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco
3 6 (13.33%) F5
4 5 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (8.89%) PlateSpin
5 4 (8.89%) Veritas
5 4 (8.89%) VMware
6 3 (6.67%) Cognos
6 3 (6.67%) Opsware
7 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.22%) Apigee
8 1 (2.22%) Borland
8 1 (2.22%) CA
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) Microsoft