The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 25 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
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 22 30
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire - 4.37% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.41% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
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 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 99 148 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 71.74% 80.87% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 97 111
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £19.85 £35.50
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 North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in North Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) HNC
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (20.00%) XAML
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Open Source

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) NuGet
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft