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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank - 45 28
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield - 1.65% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.04% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +2.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 343 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 79.89% 80.90% 79.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 231 128
Median daily rate £445 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -32.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Sheffield

Unit Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Zend
1 1 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 1 (100.00%) WordPress
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) PHP 5
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Zend