Period
to 13 December 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 13 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 117 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 -35 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 88 69 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.76% 1.55% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.81% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 66
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £406 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +1.18% +14.71%
10th Percentile £250 £324 £305
90th Percentile £488 £468 £500
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £29.19
England median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +12.50% +6.67%

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 4,344 3,809 4,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.00% 85.50% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,949 2,522 2,950
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £261 £260
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 142
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.10% +0.22%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.50 £10.52
90th Percentile £41.50 £40.00 £34.83
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 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
West Yorkshire -6 57 £400 -4.76% 29
South Yorkshire -2 20 £413 +8.20% 6
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) TDD
3 42 (47.73%) JavaScript
4 36 (40.91%) PHP
5 31 (35.23%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (34.09%) BDD
6 30 (34.09%) Test Automation
7 28 (31.82%) MySQL
8 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
9 25 (28.41%) .NET
9 25 (28.41%) Pair Programming
10 24 (27.27%) Java
11 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (26.14%) PHPUnit
12 22 (25.00%) HTML
12 22 (25.00%) CSS
13 20 (22.73%) SQL
13 20 (22.73%) Oracle
13 20 (22.73%) Selenium
13 20 (22.73%) MVC
13 20 (22.73%) Confluence
13 20 (22.73%) Microservices
14 19 (21.59%) JIRA
15 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET
15 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (19.32%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (19.32%) Domain-Driven Design
16 17 (19.32%) PHP 7
17 16 (18.18%) Zend
17 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering

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 20 (22.73%) Confluence
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.27%) Mule
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.14%) Jetty
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.23%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (19.32%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.55%) GitHub
5 2 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.27%) Datadog
5 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Internet
1 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.55%) DLNA
2 4 (4.55%) UPnP
2 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.27%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.27%) Firewall
3 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.14%) DHCP
4 1 (1.14%) DNS
4 1 (1.14%) FTP
4 1 (1.14%) HTTP
4 1 (1.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.82%) MySQL
2 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
3 16 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (26.14%) PHPUnit
2 20 (22.73%) Selenium
3 19 (21.59%) JIRA
4 15 (17.05%) Vagrant
5 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.23%) gulp
6 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.82%) Mockito
9 5 (5.68%) JUnit
9 5 (5.68%) Subversion
9 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.55%) GCC
10 4 (4.55%) GDB
10 4 (4.55%) GoogleTest
10 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.41%) JSUnit
11 3 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (2.27%) Maven
12 2 (2.27%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (4.55%) Electronics
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (78.41%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) .NET Developer
3 17 (19.32%) PHP Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.95%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) .NET
2 22 (25.00%) CSS
2 22 (25.00%) HTML
3 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET
3 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 16 (18.18%) Doctrine
5 12 (13.64%) jQuery
6 11 (12.50%) OpenSocial
7 9 (10.23%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.23%) CSS3
7 9 (10.23%) HTML5
8 8 (9.09%) Handlebars
8 8 (9.09%) Sass
8 8 (9.09%) Smarty
8 8 (9.09%) Symfony
8 8 (9.09%) Twig
9 7 (7.95%) React
9 7 (7.95%) REST
10 6 (6.82%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.55%) MPEG
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) VMS
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Android
3 4 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) CentOS
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) TDD
3 30 (34.09%) BDD
3 30 (34.09%) Test Automation
4 25 (28.41%) Pair Programming
5 23 (26.14%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.73%) Microservices
6 20 (22.73%) MVC
7 17 (19.32%) Domain-Driven Design
8 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 15 (17.05%) CQRS
10 12 (13.64%) Scrum
11 11 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (11.36%) Web Development
13 9 (10.23%) OO
14 6 (6.82%) DevOps
14 6 (6.82%) ETL
15 5 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.73%) JavaScript
2 36 (40.91%) PHP
3 24 (27.27%) Java
4 20 (22.73%) SQL
5 17 (19.32%) PHP 7
6 15 (17.05%) C#
7 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.55%) C++
8 4 (4.55%) Go
9 3 (3.41%) C
9 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.41%) Python
9 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.27%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) Groovy
11 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.14%) Scala
11 1 (1.14%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Puppet
2 3 (3.41%) Ansible
2 3 (3.41%) Terraform
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Oracle
2 16 (18.18%) Zend
3 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.82%) Google
5 3 (3.41%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.27%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.27%) Pega
6 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.27%) Splunk
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe
7 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.14%) Coverity
7 1 (1.14%) Perforce
7 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.14%) VMware