Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 48 66
Rank change year-on-year +25 +18 -26
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 21 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.50% 0.52% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.98% 0.61% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £575 - £470
10th Percentile £363 - £435
90th Percentile £590 - £569
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £49.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year -10.61% +13.14% +9.38%

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 301 330 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 78.80% 85.49% 90.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 217 401
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +16.20%
10th Percentile £160 £300 £303
90th Percentile £588 £515 £518
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.67 £26.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.87% +89.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.17 £10.05
90th Percentile £64.50 £43.43 £26.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 +21 19 £575 - 2
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 18 (85.71%) Unix
1 18 (85.71%) Linux
2 16 (76.19%) Finance
3 15 (71.43%) Python
3 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (71.43%) Kafka
3 15 (71.43%) OpenShift
3 15 (71.43%) Docker
3 15 (71.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 14 (66.67%) Banking
5 13 (61.90%) SQL
5 13 (61.90%) DevOps
6 12 (57.14%) Oracle
6 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 12 (57.14%) Use Case
7 10 (47.62%) NoSQL
8 9 (42.86%) BigQuery
8 9 (42.86%) GCP
8 9 (42.86%) Task Automation
8 9 (42.86%) Couchbase
8 9 (42.86%) Big Data
9 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
10 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (14.29%) Clustering
11 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (14.29%) Node.js
11 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
11 3 (14.29%) ES6
12 2 (9.52%) Asynchronous Programming

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 (9.52%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 15 (71.43%) OpenShift
2 9 (42.86%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) NoSQL
3 9 (42.86%) Big Data
3 9 (42.86%) BigQuery
3 9 (42.86%) Couchbase
4 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSTest
1 2 (9.52%) NUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Site Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) Kafka
2 3 (14.29%) Node.js
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
3 2 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (9.52%) WCF
3 2 (9.52%) WF
3 2 (9.52%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) Akka
4 1 (4.76%) EJB
4 1 (4.76%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.76%) JAX-WS
4 1 (4.76%) JDBC
4 1 (4.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Linux
1 18 (85.71%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 15 (71.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 13 (61.90%) DevOps
3 12 (57.14%) Use Case
4 9 (42.86%) Task Automation
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Asynchronous Programming
6 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) UML
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Logistics
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Python
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) ES6
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Java 8
6 1 (4.76%) Scala
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle