Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 53 60
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.48% 2.18% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 2.51% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +60.71%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £410
90th Percentile £458 £450 £555
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +18.75%
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 582 798 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 84.35% 87.02% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 587 440
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +4.52%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +2 17 £400 +4.23% 3
Unit Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 15 (62.50%) Perforce
4 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
5 14 (58.33%) HTML
6 12 (50.00%) CSS
7 11 (45.83%) Java
7 11 (45.83%) JSON
7 11 (45.83%) HTML5
7 11 (45.83%) RESTful
7 11 (45.83%) CSS3
7 11 (45.83%) Node.js
7 11 (45.83%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (45.83%) SonarQube
8 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
8 10 (41.67%) React
8 10 (41.67%) JPA
8 10 (41.67%) Hibernate
8 10 (41.67%) Scrum
8 10 (41.67%) Spring
8 10 (41.67%) SQL
8 10 (41.67%) JUnit
9 9 (37.50%) Oracle
9 9 (37.50%) OO
9 9 (37.50%) Data Modelling
9 9 (37.50%) RDBMS
9 9 (37.50%) Ajax
10 8 (33.33%) Banking

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 9 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (45.83%) SonarQube
3 10 (41.67%) JUnit
4 8 (33.33%) Grunt
4 8 (33.33%) gulp
5 6 (25.00%) Gradle
5 6 (25.00%) JIRA
5 6 (25.00%) JProfiler
6 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
6 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Maven
7 4 (16.67%) IntelliJ
8 3 (12.50%) JSUnit
9 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
9 2 (8.33%) NUnit
9 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
10 1 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) UI Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Web Applications Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) UI Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) HTML
2 12 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (45.83%) CSS3
3 11 (45.83%) HTML5
3 11 (45.83%) JSON
3 11 (45.83%) Node.js
3 11 (45.83%) RESTful
4 10 (41.67%) Hibernate
4 10 (41.67%) JPA
4 10 (41.67%) React
4 10 (41.67%) Spring
5 9 (37.50%) Ajax
6 8 (33.33%) Java EE
6 8 (33.33%) Spring Boot
7 7 (29.17%) REST
7 7 (29.17%) SOAP
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
8 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (20.83%) jQuery
9 5 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) TDD
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (41.67%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) Data Modelling
5 9 (37.50%) OO
6 7 (29.17%) Performance Optimisation
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) RAD
9 4 (16.67%) Microservices
9 4 (16.67%) OOP
10 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
10 3 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 3 (12.50%) MVC
11 2 (8.33%) SDLC
11 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) Java
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) ES6
5 3 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Perforce
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft