The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 26 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 - 12
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 6.25% - 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
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 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 32 56 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 66.67% 78.87% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 19
Median daily rate £335 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
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 Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
1 3 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (66.67%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (66.67%) HTML Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET