Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 106 116
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 -49
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 95 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.42% 1.92% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.19% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 49
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £375 £260 £313
90th Percentile £575 £488 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £18.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £49.50 £42.88
% change year-on-year -13.13% +15.45% -0.29%

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 3,451 4,347 3,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.78% 87.98% 86.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,271 2,911 2,356
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £568 £550 £548
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.54% +2.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 115 92
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.86 £17.41 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +22.61% -2.07%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £8.88
90th Percentile £35.60 £42.03 £34.41
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.10% -10.13% +1.09%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 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
West Yorkshire +11 49 £425 - 18
South Yorkshire -24 7 £395 -16.84% 7
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 27 (47.37%) Git (software)
1 27 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) Java
4 18 (31.58%) C#
4 18 (31.58%) .NET
5 16 (28.07%) SOAP
5 16 (28.07%) GitHub
6 14 (24.56%) REST
6 14 (24.56%) Spring
7 13 (22.81%) Maven
7 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 13 (22.81%) Hibernate
8 12 (21.05%) MVC
8 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
8 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
8 12 (21.05%) Azure
8 12 (21.05%) AWS
9 11 (19.30%) Web Services
9 11 (19.30%) Mockito
9 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
10 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
10 10 (17.54%) React
10 10 (17.54%) Public Sector
10 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (15.79%) JSON
11 9 (15.79%) JIRA

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 7 (12.28%) Apache ServiceMix
1 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (12.28%) Confluence
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) GitHub
2 12 (21.05%) AWS
2 12 (21.05%) Azure
3 6 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) npm
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.53%) Big Data
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
8 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) Git (software)
1 27 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 13 (22.81%) Maven
3 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 11 (19.30%) Mockito
5 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (15.79%) JIRA
6 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
7 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
8 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
9 4 (7.02%) PHPUnit
9 4 (7.02%) Selenium
10 3 (5.26%) JUnit
11 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
11 2 (3.51%) MSTest
11 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (3.51%) TestNG
12 1 (1.75%) Grunt
12 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 10 (17.54%) Public Sector
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Local Government
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) DBA
4 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.02%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Applications Specialist
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL Developer
9 1 (1.75%) SQL DBA
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) SOAP
3 14 (24.56%) REST
3 14 (24.56%) Spring
4 13 (22.81%) Hibernate
5 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
5 11 (19.30%) Web Services
6 10 (17.54%) React
7 9 (15.79%) JSON
7 9 (15.79%) XML
8 8 (14.04%) .NET Framework
8 8 (14.04%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (14.04%) GraphQL
9 7 (12.28%) Apache Camel
9 7 (12.28%) Drools
9 7 (12.28%) OpenID
9 7 (12.28%) WCF
9 7 (12.28%) WSDL
9 7 (12.28%) XML Schema
9 7 (12.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Blog
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Android
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) MVC
3 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
4 8 (14.04%) API Testing
4 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) DevOps
5 7 (12.28%) Scrum
6 6 (10.53%) Build Automation
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.77%) BDD
7 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.02%) Coaching
8 4 (7.02%) OOP
9 3 (5.26%) API Development
9 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
9 3 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Java
3 18 (31.58%) C#
4 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 8 (14.04%) Go
6 5 (8.77%) Java 8
6 5 (8.77%) PHP
7 4 (7.02%) Python
8 3 (5.26%) Ruby
9 2 (3.51%) C
9 2 (3.51%) Perl
9 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.75%) HiveQL
10 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) ForgeRock
2 7 (12.28%) Splunk
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Zend
4 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.51%) Sonatype
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Xamarin