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 25 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.29% 4.32% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 5.14% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Median daily rate £375 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 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 207 311 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 88.84% 84.05% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 238 151
Median daily rate £475 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +12.00%  
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 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 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 25 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
4 3 (30.00%) JBehave
4 3 (30.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) iPad
5 2 (20.00%) PROC SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Macro
5 2 (20.00%) Base SAS
5 2 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
5 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3

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 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (20.00%) Base SAS
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (20.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
1 3 (30.00%) JBehave
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) ProC
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SAS Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Server Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) JSP
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
1 2 (20.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 2 (20.00%) Cluster Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PROC SQL
3 2 (20.00%) SAS Macro
3 2 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle