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 3 months to 24 April 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 54 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.94% 0.92% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.12% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £369 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +1.00% +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.66%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 328 447 402
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 77.18% 81.87% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 327 274
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +10.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.80 £7.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Doncaster - 2 £288 - 1
Sheffield +6 1 £375 -21.05% 6
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (25.00%) Redis
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Hudson
3 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g

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 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (25.00%) Redis
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Hudson
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (8.33%) JBehave
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) RESTful
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (8.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PHP 5
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Infor
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Zend
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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