Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 38 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.95% 3.90% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 4.51% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £327 £263 £314
90th Percentile £475 £456 £450
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 682 576 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.89% 86.49% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 360 569
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £305 £220 £225
90th Percentile £556 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £404 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +4.32% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 21
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.31 £11.17 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.11% -17.26% -20.59%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.38 £13.90 £31.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.40 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.97% +10.00% -12.50%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -5 19 £365 -8.86% 5
Unit Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 18 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 17 (70.83%) HTML5
2 17 (70.83%) CSS3
2 17 (70.83%) Git (software)
2 17 (70.83%) HTML
2 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
2 17 (70.83%) CSS
3 14 (58.33%) Java
3 14 (58.33%) JIRA
4 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
5 12 (50.00%) Android
5 12 (50.00%) Android SDK
5 12 (50.00%) Android Development
5 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (45.83%) Gradle
6 11 (45.83%) Confluence
6 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (45.83%) C++
7 10 (41.67%) Cryptography
7 10 (41.67%) C
7 10 (41.67%) Android NDK
7 10 (41.67%) Ionic Framework
7 10 (41.67%) Secure Coding
8 7 (29.17%) Node.js
8 7 (29.17%) React
8 7 (29.17%) TDD
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) DevOps
10 5 (20.83%) jQuery
11 4 (16.67%) RESTful

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 11 (45.83%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) npm
1 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Git (software)
2 14 (58.33%) JIRA
3 12 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (45.83%) Gradle
5 3 (12.50%) Grunt
6 2 (8.33%) JSUnit
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
6 2 (8.33%) webpack
7 1 (4.17%) gulp
7 1 (4.17%) NUnit
7 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
7 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) Android Developer
3 6 (25.00%) React Developer
4 4 (16.67%) UI Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Angular Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 17 (70.83%) CSS
2 17 (70.83%) CSS3
2 17 (70.83%) HTML
2 17 (70.83%) HTML5
3 12 (50.00%) Android SDK
4 10 (41.67%) Android NDK
4 10 (41.67%) Ionic Framework
5 7 (29.17%) Node.js
5 7 (29.17%) React
6 5 (20.83%) jQuery
7 4 (16.67%) GraphQL
7 4 (16.67%) RESTful
8 3 (12.50%) Apollo GraphQL
8 3 (12.50%) JSON
8 3 (12.50%) Redux
9 2 (8.33%) Enzyme
9 2 (8.33%) Jest
9 2 (8.33%) Sass
9 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Android Development
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (41.67%) Cryptography
4 10 (41.67%) Secure Coding
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 4 (16.67%) Front End Development
9 3 (12.50%) Scrum
10 2 (8.33%) BDD
10 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (4.17%) Change Control
11 1 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
11 1 (4.17%) Microservices
11 1 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
11 1 (4.17%) SOA
11 1 (4.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) C++
4 10 (41.67%) C
5 4 (16.67%) ES6
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Perforce