Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -32 - +33
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 23 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.66% 2.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 3.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% - -
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +2.65%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 564 234 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.81% 78.26% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 137 57
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +10.77% +1.56%
10th Percentile £303 £140 £102
90th Percentile £500 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Northern Ireland

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 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
County Antrim -27 23 £450 +18.42% 1
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) Linux
4 12 (52.17%) C#
5 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (43.48%) MongoDB
6 10 (43.48%) NoSQL
6 10 (43.48%) TeamCity
6 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
6 10 (43.48%) Visual Studio
6 10 (43.48%) C++
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) Oracle
7 9 (39.13%) OO
7 9 (39.13%) Banking
8 8 (34.78%) Unix
8 8 (34.78%) Artifactory
8 8 (34.78%) DevOps
8 8 (34.78%) SDLC
8 8 (34.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (34.78%) Node.js
9 7 (30.43%) npm
10 6 (26.09%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (26.09%) C
11 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (8.70%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) npm
2 5 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) MongoDB
2 10 (43.48%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) Hazelcast
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
1 10 (43.48%) TeamCity
1 10 (43.48%) Visual Studio
2 8 (34.78%) Artifactory
2 8 (34.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (17.39%) Bitbucket
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) NUnit
4 2 (8.70%) Ant
4 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) Gradle
4 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
4 2 (8.70%) JBehave
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) LoadUI
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) NetBeans
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) C++ Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C++/C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Node.js
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Remoting
2 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 4 (17.39%) Protocol Buffers
2 4 (17.39%) REST
2 4 (17.39%) WCF
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) EclipseLink
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (8.70%) LESS
4 2 (8.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Social Network
2 4 (17.39%) Virtual Team
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Equities
4 1 (4.35%) Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (39.13%) OO
3 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 8 (34.78%) SDLC
4 6 (26.09%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (17.39%) Low Latency
6 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) UML
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Microservices
8 2 (8.70%) Open Source
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) C#
4 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
5 10 (43.48%) C++
6 6 (26.09%) C
7 4 (17.39%) C++/CLI
7 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) Perforce
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft