Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 96 105
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9 -21
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 60 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.82% 2.54% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.98% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 2
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +16.80% +15.38%
10th Percentile £308 £308 £293
90th Percentile £503 £500 £438
North East median daily rate £375 £438 £300
% change year-on-year -14.38% +46.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 795 2011 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.13% 85.28% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 1459 873
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £257 £225 £263
90th Percentile £557 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 78 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +47.37% +2.62%
10th Percentile £9.70 £13.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 26 £375 -14.38% 4
Unit Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 13 (50.00%) Perl
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
1 13 (50.00%) Unix
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
1 13 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 13 (50.00%) Korn
1 13 (50.00%) C-shell
1 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (46.15%) Solaris
3 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 11 (42.31%) AIX
4 10 (38.46%) HPUX
4 10 (38.46%) JBoss
4 10 (38.46%) Apache
4 10 (38.46%) Tomcat
4 10 (38.46%) Oracle
4 10 (38.46%) WebLogic
4 10 (38.46%) Sun
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 10 (38.46%) iPlanet
4 10 (38.46%) SUSE
4 10 (38.46%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Clustering
5 9 (34.62%) J2EE
5 9 (34.62%) High Availability
6 8 (30.77%) F5
6 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) DNS

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 10 (38.46%) Apache
1 10 (38.46%) iPlanet
1 10 (38.46%) JBoss
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle Application Server
1 10 (38.46%) Tomcat
1 10 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (15.38%) MQSeries
2 4 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) FCoE
3 5 (19.23%) iSCSI
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) LDAP
4 4 (15.38%) NAS
5 2 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Firebug
2 4 (15.38%) Gradle
2 4 (15.38%) Hamcrest
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (15.38%) JUnit
3 3 (11.54%) gulp
4 2 (7.69%) Grunt
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) webpack
5 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.85%) JBehave
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
1 9 (34.62%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) AIX Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Solaris Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Quality Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) J2EE
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) jQuery
3 4 (15.38%) JSP
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) Spring Boot
3 4 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 4 (15.38%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) XSD
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
5 2 (7.69%) Browserify
5 2 (7.69%) CSS3
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) Play Framework
5 2 (7.69%) Sass
6 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (34.62%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Grid Computing
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
1 13 (50.00%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Solaris
3 11 (42.31%) AIX
4 10 (38.46%) HPUX
4 10 (38.46%) SUSE
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 8 (30.77%) Load Balancing
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) MVC
6 5 (19.23%) Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
7 4 (15.38%) Microservices
7 4 (15.38%) Requirements Management
7 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) Front End Development
8 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.69%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 13 (50.00%) C-shell
1 13 (50.00%) Korn
1 13 (50.00%) Perl
1 13 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (26.92%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Samba
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
2 5 (19.23%) KVM
2 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
1 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
1 10 (38.46%) Sun
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) F5
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) PlateSpin
4 5 (19.23%) Veritas
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Cognos
5 4 (15.38%) Opsware
6 2 (7.69%) Borland
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft