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 3 months to 29 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 56 88
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 21 75 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.44% 3.69% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 4.22% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 28
Median daily rate £413 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +3.71% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year +2.08% +12.29%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1262 1779 1825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.62% 87.42% 86.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3265 4831 5282
Median daily rate £413 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 27 68
Median hourly rate £10.59 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.94% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.20 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Leeds -28 20 £419 -1.47% 8
Bradford +10 2 £500 +56.25%
Unit Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (58.57%) Java
3 36 (51.43%) RESTful
4 33 (47.14%) Scrum
5 28 (40.00%) OO
6 27 (38.57%) User Experience
7 24 (34.29%) OOD
8 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
10 16 (22.86%) Android
10 16 (22.86%) Android Development
11 15 (21.43%) iOS Development
11 15 (21.43%) Apple iOS
11 15 (21.43%) Objective-C
11 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
12 14 (20.00%) MVC
12 14 (20.00%) Mobile App
12 14 (20.00%) Android SDK
12 14 (20.00%) Apple Swift
13 13 (18.57%) SQL
13 13 (18.57%) Cocoa
13 13 (18.57%) Xcode
13 13 (18.57%) TDD
14 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (17.14%) Cocoa Touch
15 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
15 11 (15.71%) PHPUnit
15 11 (15.71%) Android Studio
15 11 (15.71%) PHP
16 10 (14.29%) 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 5 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) StreamWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) GitHub
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.57%) Redis
3 5 (7.14%) MySQL
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Xcode
2 11 (15.71%) Android Studio
2 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.71%) PHPUnit
3 9 (12.86%) Selenium
4 7 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.14%) JIRA
7 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.71%) Subversion
8 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.29%) JBehave
8 3 (4.29%) JMeter
8 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.86%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Toad
9 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (72.86%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) iOS Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Android Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Android Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.86%) PHP Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Java Scala Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Scala Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) UI Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (2.86%) PHP Software Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (51.43%) RESTful
2 14 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 13 (18.57%) Cocoa
4 12 (17.14%) Cocoa Touch
5 10 (14.29%) HTML
5 10 (14.29%) Symfony
6 9 (12.86%) CSS
7 8 (11.43%) Gherkin
8 7 (10.00%) .NET
8 7 (10.00%) Laravel
8 7 (10.00%) Spring
8 7 (10.00%) Web Services
9 6 (8.57%) Django
9 6 (8.57%) EclipseLink
9 6 (8.57%) Flask
9 6 (8.57%) JPA
9 6 (8.57%) jQuery
10 5 (7.14%) J2EE
10 5 (7.14%) Sass
11 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.57%) User Experience
2 14 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.29%) iPad
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) BYOD
6 1 (1.43%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) IPTV
6 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Android
2 15 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Scrum
3 28 (40.00%) OO
4 24 (34.29%) OOD
5 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
6 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
7 16 (22.86%) Android Development
8 15 (21.43%) iOS Development
9 14 (20.00%) MVC
10 13 (18.57%) TDD
11 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (12.86%) Integration Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
14 7 (10.00%) Defect Management
15 6 (8.57%) BDD
15 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (8.57%) DevOps
15 6 (8.57%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 41 (58.57%) Java
2 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 15 (21.43%) Objective-C
3 14 (20.00%) Apple Swift
4 13 (18.57%) SQL
5 11 (15.71%) PHP
6 8 (11.43%) Python
6 8 (11.43%) Scala
7 4 (5.71%) C#
7 4 (5.71%) Groovy
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
1 1 (1.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.43%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Zend
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) HP
3 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago