The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 27 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.70% 3.60% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 4.17% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
Median daily rate £325 £319 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 192 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 79.15% 86.49% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 144 161
Median daily rate £405 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +52.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Northampton

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Northampton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
2 5 (71.43%) OO
2 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) JPA
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) JProfiler
3 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
3 4 (57.14%) Perforce
3 4 (57.14%) Gradle
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) RAD
3 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
3 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
3 4 (57.14%) RDBMS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Gradle
2 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) JProfiler
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
1 5 (71.43%) JPA
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) Ajax
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) XSLT
3 3 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) Java EE
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Perforce