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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 11 -
Rank change year-on-year -21 -  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 34 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.47% 6.93% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.18% 8.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 33 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 304 83 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 84.68% 82.18% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 109 140
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £205 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £456 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
County Antrim -20 33 £450 +18.42%
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 36 (78.26%) Finance
2 31 (67.39%) C++
2 31 (67.39%) Visual Studio
3 30 (65.22%) Windows
4 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
5 25 (54.35%) Linux
6 23 (50.00%) SQL
7 20 (43.48%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (41.30%) UML
9 17 (36.96%) C#
10 16 (34.78%) C
11 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
11 15 (32.61%) Low Latency
12 13 (28.26%) Java
13 12 (26.09%) Oracle
13 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (23.91%) Banking
14 11 (23.91%) OO
14 11 (23.91%) Unix
14 11 (23.91%) Artifactory
14 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
14 11 (23.91%) TeamCity
14 11 (23.91%) MongoDB
14 11 (23.91%) NoSQL
14 11 (23.91%) Node.js
14 11 (23.91%) DevOps
14 11 (23.91%) SDLC
14 11 (23.91%) Sonatype Nexus
15 8 (17.39%) XML
15 8 (17.39%) JSON

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) LDAP
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) MongoDB
2 11 (23.91%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (67.39%) Visual Studio
2 11 (23.91%) Artifactory
2 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
2 11 (23.91%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (23.91%) TeamCity
3 6 (13.04%) Bitbucket
3 6 (13.04%) CppUnit
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 6 (13.04%) NUnit
4 3 (6.52%) Jasmine
4 3 (6.52%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (6.52%) PhantomJS
5 2 (4.35%) Babel
6 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 36 (78.26%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (76.09%) Developer
2 25 (54.35%) C++ Developer
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.87%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) C++/C# Developer
5 5 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Node.js Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Senior C++ Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) MongoDB Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) Node.js
2 8 (17.39%) JSON
2 8 (17.39%) XML
3 7 (15.22%) Web Services
4 6 (13.04%) .NET
4 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 6 (13.04%) .NET Remoting
4 6 (13.04%) Protocol Buffers
4 6 (13.04%) REST
4 6 (13.04%) WCF
5 5 (10.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (10.87%) STL
6 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.52%) CSS
6 3 (6.52%) CSS3
6 3 (6.52%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) HTML5
6 3 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (13.04%) Equities
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.87%) Social Network
2 5 (10.87%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.17%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Linux
3 11 (23.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Electronic Trading
2 19 (41.30%) UML
3 15 (32.61%) Low Latency
4 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.91%) DevOps
5 11 (23.91%) OO
5 11 (23.91%) SDLC
6 6 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.04%) SOA
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (10.87%) Multithreading
7 5 (10.87%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.35%) Coaching
8 2 (4.35%) Process Management
9 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) C++
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) C#
4 16 (34.78%) C
5 15 (32.61%) JavaScript
6 13 (28.26%) Java
7 6 (13.04%) C++/CLI
7 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.52%) ECMAScript
8 3 (6.52%) ES6
8 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.17%) Korn
9 1 (2.17%) Python
9 1 (2.17%) VBA
9 1 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Google
2 6 (13.04%) Perforce
3 3 (6.52%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) Talend
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