Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 21 August 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 45 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 +17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 50 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.92% 2.12% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 2.53% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 8 18
Northamptonshire median daily rate £380 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% +3.85% -23.53%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
90th Percentile £475 £425 £520
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £338 £345
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 732 594 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 86.63% 84.14% 88.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 406 488
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £306 £225 £290
90th Percentile £534 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.08% -30.67% +1.24%
10th Percentile £10.82 £9.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.09 £88.00 £40.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% -1.03% -18.31%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Northamptonshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Northampton +10 34 £369 +9.33% 4
Corby - 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 41 (82.00%) JavaScript
2 36 (72.00%) HTML
2 36 (72.00%) CSS
2 36 (72.00%) Git (software)
2 36 (72.00%) HTML5
3 35 (70.00%) CSS3
4 32 (64.00%) Test Automation
5 29 (58.00%) AngularJS
6 27 (54.00%) Node.js
7 26 (52.00%) React
8 24 (48.00%) jQuery
9 23 (46.00%) TDD
10 21 (42.00%) JIRA
10 21 (42.00%) Java
11 19 (38.00%) Gradle
12 18 (36.00%) Jenkins
13 17 (34.00%) Grunt
13 17 (34.00%) JSON
13 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
13 17 (34.00%) Ajax
13 17 (34.00%) Perforce
13 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (28.00%) Android
15 14 (28.00%) Android SDK
15 14 (28.00%) Android Development
16 13 (26.00%) Confluence
17 12 (24.00%) SonarQube
18 11 (22.00%) Performance Optimisation
18 11 (22.00%) npm

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 13 (26.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) npm
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (72.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (42.00%) JIRA
3 19 (38.00%) Gradle
4 18 (36.00%) Jenkins
5 17 (34.00%) Grunt
6 12 (24.00%) SonarQube
7 11 (22.00%) gulp
8 8 (16.00%) JSUnit
9 7 (14.00%) JUnit
10 6 (12.00%) Eclipse
10 6 (12.00%) JProfiler
10 6 (12.00%) webpack
11 3 (6.00%) Maven
12 2 (4.00%) IntelliJ
12 2 (4.00%) NUnit
12 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (2.00%) Cobertura
13 1 (2.00%) JBehave
13 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 10 (20.00%) Banking
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) UI Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Android Developer
4 12 (24.00%) React Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
5 7 (14.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Angular Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.00%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (72.00%) CSS
1 36 (72.00%) HTML
1 36 (72.00%) HTML5
2 35 (70.00%) CSS3
3 29 (58.00%) AngularJS
4 27 (54.00%) Node.js
5 26 (52.00%) React
6 24 (48.00%) jQuery
7 17 (34.00%) Ajax
7 17 (34.00%) JSON
8 14 (28.00%) Android SDK
9 8 (16.00%) Android NDK
9 8 (16.00%) Apollo GraphQL
9 8 (16.00%) GraphQL
9 8 (16.00%) Ionic Framework
9 8 (16.00%) Redux
9 8 (16.00%) RESTful
10 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
10 7 (14.00%) Spring
11 6 (12.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.00%) TDD
3 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
4 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (28.00%) Android Development
6 11 (22.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 10 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) Cryptography
8 8 (16.00%) DevOps
8 8 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (16.00%) Secure Coding
9 6 (12.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) RAD
10 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 4 (8.00%) BDD
12 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.00%) SOA
13 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (82.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) C
3 8 (16.00%) C++
3 8 (16.00%) ES6
4 3 (6.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Perforce
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle