Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 92 67
Rank change year-on-year -15 -25 +36
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 51 81 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.62% 2.47% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.86% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 44
West Yorkshire median daily rate £380 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £330 £320 £328
90th Percentile £484 £456 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +95.92% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £36.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year - +95.92% -55.18%

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 2,731 2,828 2,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 86.70% 86.32% 86.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,858 1,917 1,620
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £552 £550 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 74 61
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.32 £18.13 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +24.44% -6.03%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.01 £9.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.38 £20.61 £14.60
% change year-on-year -15.70% +41.21% -2.70%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +3 43 £400 -4.76% 23
Wakefield +1 2 £335 -
Bradford -14 2 £388 +15.67% 1
Pontefract - 2 £335 -
Halifax -4 1 £500 +14.29% 2
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 21 (41.18%) C#
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 20 (39.22%) Java
3 19 (37.25%) .NET
4 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 15 (29.41%) TDD
5 14 (27.45%) Linux
6 13 (25.49%) JUnit
6 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
7 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (23.53%) Android
7 12 (23.53%) Scala
7 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
7 12 (23.53%) SQL
7 12 (23.53%) Web Services
7 12 (23.53%) XML
8 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
8 11 (21.57%) Apache Spark
8 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
8 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (21.57%) HBase
8 11 (21.57%) Big Data
9 10 (19.61%) Maven
9 10 (19.61%) JIRA
9 10 (19.61%) Multithreading
10 9 (17.65%) Selenium
10 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 9 (17.65%) IntelliJ

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 11 (21.57%) Apache Spark
2 8 (15.69%) Confluence
3 3 (5.88%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) EngageOne
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.92%) Serverless
5 1 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.96%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) DLNA
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.92%) UPnP
1 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Big Data
1 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
1 11 (21.57%) HBase
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 8 (15.69%) SQLite
4 6 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (11.76%) MySQL
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 13 (25.49%) JUnit
3 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
5 10 (19.61%) JIRA
5 10 (19.61%) Maven
6 9 (17.65%) Eclipse
6 9 (17.65%) IntelliJ
6 9 (17.65%) Selenium
7 6 (11.76%) PHPUnit
7 6 (11.76%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.88%) GDB
8 3 (5.88%) Mockito
9 2 (3.92%) GCC
9 2 (3.92%) GoogleTest
10 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.96%) MSTest
10 1 (1.96%) Redmine
10 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Scala Developer
3 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.76%) PHP Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Android Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Apache Spark Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Hadoop Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Xamarin Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) Web Services
2 12 (23.53%) XML
3 9 (17.65%) Spark Streaming
4 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
4 8 (15.69%) JSON
5 7 (13.73%) CSS
5 7 (13.73%) HTML
5 7 (13.73%) Kafka
6 6 (11.76%) Doctrine
7 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.80%) jQuery
8 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.84%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.88%) XSLT
10 2 (3.92%) SOAP
10 2 (3.92%) Spring
10 2 (3.92%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) MPEG
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) Android
3 6 (11.76%) VMS
4 2 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Unix
5 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) TDD
3 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.61%) Multithreading
6 9 (17.65%) Analytics
7 8 (15.69%) Memory Management
7 8 (15.69%) Microservices
8 7 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.76%) CQRS
9 6 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (11.76%) MVC
9 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
10 5 (9.80%) Android Development
10 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.80%) SDLC
11 4 (7.84%) BDD
11 4 (7.84%) OOP
11 4 (7.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C#
2 20 (39.22%) Java
3 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.53%) Scala
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 6 (11.76%) PHP
5 6 (11.76%) PHP 7
6 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.88%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) HiveQL
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
1 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Xamarin
2 6 (11.76%) Zend
3 3 (5.88%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) MapR
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.96%) OpenText
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) VMware