The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 49 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 28 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.92% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -  
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 509 611 330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.46% 88.29% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 427 203
Median daily rate £390 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +29.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £31.50
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 28 £350 -18.60% 2
Unit Testing
North East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 37 (94.87%) Java
2 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (84.62%) Automated Testing
3 33 (84.62%) Scala
4 20 (51.28%) Web Services
5 19 (48.72%) Scrum
5 19 (48.72%) Groovy
6 18 (46.15%) Selenium
6 18 (46.15%) Kanban
6 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
6 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 18 (46.15%) RESTful
6 18 (46.15%) SoapUI
6 18 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (46.15%) Gherkin
6 18 (46.15%) User Stories
6 18 (46.15%) Microservices
6 18 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (46.15%) API Testing
6 18 (46.15%) Defect Management
6 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 18 (46.15%) Spring
6 18 (46.15%) QA
6 18 (46.15%) Usability Testing
6 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
6 18 (46.15%) Security Testing
6 18 (46.15%) .NET
6 18 (46.15%) C#
6 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET
6 18 (46.15%) JavaScript

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 11 (28.21%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (2.56%) G Suite
1 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) DocumentDB
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
1 18 (46.15%) Selenium
1 18 (46.15%) SoapUI
2 15 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 11 (28.21%) JIRA
4 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.69%) Ant
6 3 (7.69%) Gradle
6 3 (7.69%) JUnit
6 3 (7.69%) Maven
6 3 (7.69%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) MSI
7 2 (5.13%) NMock
7 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.13%) WiX
General
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 17 (43.59%) Java Developer
3 14 (35.90%) Tester
4 13 (33.33%) Scala Developer
5 12 (30.77%) Java Scala Developer
6 11 (28.21%) Automation Tester
7 10 (25.64%) Java Automation Tester
8 9 (23.08%) C# Developer
9 8 (20.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 8 (20.51%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (17.95%) Ruby Developer
11 6 (15.38%) QA Tester
12 5 (12.82%) Agile Developer
12 5 (12.82%) Agile Java Developer
12 5 (12.82%) Linux Developer
13 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
14 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
14 3 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
14 3 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
15 2 (5.13%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) Web Services
2 18 (46.15%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 18 (46.15%) Gherkin
2 18 (46.15%) RESTful
2 18 (46.15%) Spring
3 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (38.46%) Play Framework
3 15 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails
3 15 (38.46%) Spring MVC
4 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.69%) J2EE
4 3 (7.69%) JPA
4 3 (7.69%) REST
4 3 (7.69%) Spring Boot
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.13%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) OAuth2
6 1 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (84.62%) Automated Testing
3 19 (48.72%) Scrum
4 18 (46.15%) API Testing
4 18 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (46.15%) Defect Management
4 18 (46.15%) Exploratory Testing
4 18 (46.15%) Kanban
4 18 (46.15%) Microservices
4 18 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 18 (46.15%) Security Testing
4 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 18 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 18 (46.15%) Usability Testing
4 18 (46.15%) User Stories
5 16 (41.03%) MVC
5 16 (41.03%) TDD
6 15 (38.46%) DevOps
7 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (94.87%) Java
2 33 (84.62%) Scala
3 19 (48.72%) Groovy
4 18 (46.15%) C#
4 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 15 (38.46%) Ruby
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
7 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Apigee
3 1 (2.56%) CA
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
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