Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 23 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 57 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -25
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.05% 2.59% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 3.15% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
Sheffield median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +0.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £278
90th Percentile £469 £518 £481
South Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 793 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 85.04% 82.01% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 538 484
Sheffield median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £273 £297 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £554
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 21
Sheffield median hourly rate £23.08 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.09% +120.00% -19.94%
10th Percentile £16.88 £13.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.49 £49.00 £15.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
% change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -11.76%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Sheffield over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 4 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Ajax
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) Toad
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) CMS
6 2 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (14.29%) .NET

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Confluence
1 2 (14.29%) WordPress
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
4 1 (7.14%) Base SAS
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (21.43%) Toad
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (7.14%) ProC
General
1 2 (14.29%) Billing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Ajax
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Content Management
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) SDET
5 1 (7.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (7.14%) API Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Cluster Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) PHP 5
3 2 (14.29%) X++
4 1 (7.14%) PROC SQL
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Macro
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Zend