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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 34 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.36% 2.73% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.16% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £338 £325 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -42.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £299 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 306 316 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 80.10% 86.34% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 242 249
Median daily rate £415 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £29.30
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 7 £325 +1.96%
Unit Testing
East Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) JPA
3 6 (60.00%) JUnit
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
3 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (50.00%) RAD
4 5 (50.00%) Perforce
4 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 5 (50.00%) IntelliJ
4 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) XSLT
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) jQuery
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) JProfiler
4 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (50.00%) Ajax
4 5 (50.00%) JSON
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) Gradle

Unit Testing
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) Gradle
2 5 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (10.00%) Grunt
3 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (60.00%) J2EE
1 6 (60.00%) JPA
1 6 (60.00%) SOAP
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (60.00%) OO
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) RAD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) Perforce
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago