Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 58 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.77% 4.75% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 5.26% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 25 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £600 £433 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.57% +13.95% -
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +16.47% +1.19% +12.00%

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 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 329 570 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 84.58% 90.19% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 452 127
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +17.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £284 £310 £163
90th Percentile £530 £500 £438
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 23
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £34.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £23.75 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% +2.56% +2.27%

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
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 13 November 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
County Antrim +17 3 £600 +35.90% 6
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
2 2 (66.67%) Angular 2
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (33.33%) Redux
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) Zuul
3 1 (33.33%) npm
3 1 (33.33%) Yarn
3 1 (33.33%) Java 8
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) Market Making

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) npm
1 1 (33.33%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (33.33%) RavenDB
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JSUnit
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Angular 2
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Akka
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Redux
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Equities
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) CQRS
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Market Making
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) ES6
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Java 8
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft