Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 12 December 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 100 82
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.66% 1.75% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.02% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 44
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £323 £324 £363
90th Percentile £491 £457 £493
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £402
% change year-on-year - -0.37% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £18.38
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,997 2,624 3,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.48% 86.57% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,046 1,813 2,002
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 67 72
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £27.90 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +0.45%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in West Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in West Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in West Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in West Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Leeds -1 40 £388 -7.62% 16
Bradford - 4 £475 - 2
Halifax - 2 £450 - 5
Pontefract - 2 £335 -
Wakefield - 2 £335 - 1
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (57.89%) TDD
3 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
4 27 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 23 (40.35%) Pair Programming
6 20 (35.09%) Selenium
6 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (35.09%) Java
7 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (33.33%) Microservices
8 18 (31.58%) Confluence
9 17 (29.82%) PHP 7
9 17 (29.82%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (29.82%) Domain-Driven Design
9 17 (29.82%) JIRA
9 17 (29.82%) MySQL
9 17 (29.82%) PHP
10 16 (28.07%) Zend
10 16 (28.07%) Doctrine
10 16 (28.07%) Non-Functional Testing
10 16 (28.07%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (26.32%) CQRS
11 15 (26.32%) Vagrant
11 15 (26.32%) PHPUnit
11 15 (26.32%) BDD
11 15 (26.32%) VMS
12 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
13 13 (22.81%) SQL
13 13 (22.81%) C#
14 12 (21.05%) HTML

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 18 (31.58%) Confluence
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (29.82%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.02%) GitHub
4 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) Datadog
4 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.75%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) DLNA
2 4 (7.02%) UPnP
2 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) FTP
4 1 (1.75%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) MySQL
2 16 (28.07%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) JIRA
3 15 (26.32%) PHPUnit
3 15 (26.32%) Vagrant
4 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.77%) Mockito
6 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.02%) GCC
7 4 (7.02%) GDB
7 4 (7.02%) GoogleTest
7 4 (7.02%) JUnit
7 4 (7.02%) Subversion
7 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.26%) JSUnit
8 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.51%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.75%) gulp
10 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (7.02%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (70.18%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) PHP Developer
3 7 (12.28%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Doctrine
2 12 (21.05%) CSS
2 12 (21.05%) HTML
3 11 (19.30%) .NET
4 9 (15.79%) CSS3
4 9 (15.79%) HTML5
5 8 (14.04%) .NET Framework
5 8 (14.04%) AngularJS
6 7 (12.28%) React
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.77%) Entity Framework
9 4 (7.02%) GraphQL
9 4 (7.02%) JNI
9 4 (7.02%) jQuery
9 4 (7.02%) Middleware
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (7.02%) REST
9 4 (7.02%) SOAP
9 4 (7.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.02%) MPEG
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) VMS
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Android
3 4 (7.02%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (57.89%) TDD
3 27 (47.37%) Test Automation
4 23 (40.35%) Pair Programming
5 19 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (33.33%) Microservices
6 17 (29.82%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (28.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (26.32%) BDD
8 15 (26.32%) CQRS
9 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
10 9 (15.79%) Scrum
11 8 (14.04%) MVC
11 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (12.28%) OO
13 5 (8.77%) API Testing
13 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
13 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
13 5 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
14 4 (7.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
2 20 (35.09%) Java
3 17 (29.82%) PHP
3 17 (29.82%) PHP 7
4 13 (22.81%) C#
4 13 (22.81%) SQL
5 4 (7.02%) Go
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) Groovy
7 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Terraform
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Zend
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Google
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Splunk
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) Coverity
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) VMware