Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 21 January 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 59 59
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.09% 2.11% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.58% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 12
South Yorkshire median daily rate £388 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £220 £253
90th Percentile £495 £425 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £29.19 -

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 685 931 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.33% 81.74% 80.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 628 627
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £568
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 46
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.63 £21.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.72% +53.57% -10.97%
10th Percentile £18.14 £13.10 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.45 £47.50 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -1.28% -

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in South Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Sheffield +14 9 £388 +1.97% 6
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Confluence
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Billing
4 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) XHTML
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) MySQL
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) WordPress
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Billing
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP WordPress Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XHTML
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) CAML
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SDET
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) PHP 5
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) X++
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Zend
2 1 (11.11%) Nintex