Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 October 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 113 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 -38 +19
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 106 69 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.15% 1.64% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.93% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 111
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £313
90th Percentile £488 £475 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £49.50 £42.88 £41.25
% change year-on-year +15.45% +3.94% +10.00%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,277 3,575 4,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.88% 84.98% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 2,378 3,148
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £541
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 86 123
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.06 £10.55
90th Percentile £43.25 £28.03 £41.40
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Yorkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
West Yorkshire +15 76 £418 +0.30% 18
South Yorkshire +1 19 £438 +16.67% 8
East Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +25.00% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 61 (57.55%) TDD
2 60 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
4 43 (40.57%) BDD
5 40 (37.74%) PHP
6 35 (33.02%) Java
6 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
7 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (29.25%) MySQL
9 27 (25.47%) Pair Programming
9 27 (25.47%) Selenium
10 26 (24.53%) PHPUnit
10 26 (24.53%) .NET
11 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
11 24 (22.64%) HTML
11 24 (22.64%) CSS
12 22 (20.75%) Software Engineering
12 22 (20.75%) Microservices
13 21 (19.81%) MVC
13 21 (19.81%) Scrum
14 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
14 19 (17.92%) C#
14 19 (17.92%) Oracle
14 19 (17.92%) AngularJS
14 19 (17.92%) Confluence
14 19 (17.92%) Domain-Driven Design
14 19 (17.92%) PHP 7
15 18 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
15 18 (16.98%) Zend

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (17.92%) Confluence
2 9 (8.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.83%) Mule
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Jetty
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.94%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.13%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.77%) GitHub
5 2 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.89%) Datadog
6 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.94%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) DLNA
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) UPnP
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) FTP
4 1 (0.94%) HTTP
4 1 (0.94%) IPsec
4 1 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.25%) MySQL
2 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
3 18 (16.98%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (25.47%) Selenium
2 26 (24.53%) PHPUnit
3 18 (16.98%) JIRA
4 17 (16.04%) Vagrant
5 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
6 13 (12.26%) Mockito
7 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
8 10 (9.43%) gulp
8 10 (9.43%) Maven
9 9 (8.49%) SonarQube
10 7 (6.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (3.77%) JUnit
12 4 (3.77%) Subversion
12 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.77%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.83%) GCC
13 3 (2.83%) GoogleTest
13 3 (2.83%) JSUnit
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
2 3 (2.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (80.19%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) PHP Developer
3 18 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (8.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (8.49%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.72%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.77%) ABAP Developer
8 4 (3.77%) SAP Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.53%) .NET
2 24 (22.64%) CSS
2 24 (22.64%) HTML
3 19 (17.92%) AngularJS
3 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
4 18 (16.98%) Doctrine
5 17 (16.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (10.38%) jQuery
6 11 (10.38%) OpenSocial
7 9 (8.49%) Handlebars
7 9 (8.49%) JSR 170
7 9 (8.49%) OSGi
7 9 (8.49%) PowerMock
7 9 (8.49%) Sass
7 9 (8.49%) Smarty
7 9 (8.49%) Symfony
7 9 (8.49%) Twig
8 8 (7.55%) HTML5
9 7 (6.60%) CSS3
9 7 (6.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.83%) MPEG
4 2 (1.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) VMS
2 5 (4.72%) Linux
3 3 (2.83%) Android
3 3 (2.83%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (2.83%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.55%) TDD
2 60 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (40.57%) BDD
4 35 (33.02%) Test Automation
5 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (25.47%) Pair Programming
7 22 (20.75%) Microservices
7 22 (20.75%) Software Engineering
8 21 (19.81%) MVC
8 21 (19.81%) Scrum
9 19 (17.92%) Domain-Driven Design
10 18 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (16.04%) CQRS
12 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
13 11 (10.38%) Customer Requirements
14 10 (9.43%) Content Management
14 10 (9.43%) OO
15 9 (8.49%) Web Development
16 8 (7.55%) Coaching
16 8 (7.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
2 40 (37.74%) PHP
3 35 (33.02%) Java
4 19 (17.92%) C#
4 19 (17.92%) PHP 7
5 16 (15.09%) SQL
6 4 (3.77%) ABAP
6 4 (3.77%) C++
6 4 (3.77%) Go
6 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.83%) C
7 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.83%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) SOQL
9 1 (0.94%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Terraform
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Oracle
2 18 (16.98%) Zend
3 9 (8.49%) Adobe
4 8 (7.55%) Coverity
4 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.77%) Google
5 4 (3.77%) SAP
6 3 (2.83%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.83%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.89%) Splunk
8 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.94%) Perforce
8 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com