The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 73 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.66% 2.24% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.68% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 1
Median daily rate £465 £321 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.74% -1.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
Unit Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
876 820 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.46% 83.33% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 521 316
Median daily rate £435 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 32
Median hourly rate £22.54 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -13 8 £638 +96.15% 1
Chester -7 1 £348 +17.79%
Knutsford -9 1 £375 +15.83%
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (63.83%) JavaScript
3 25 (53.19%) jQuery
3 25 (53.19%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (51.06%) HTML
5 23 (48.94%) CSS
6 22 (46.81%) Git (software)
7 19 (40.43%) Ajax
8 18 (38.30%) Front End Development
9 17 (36.17%) JSON
9 17 (36.17%) XML
10 16 (34.04%) SOAP
10 16 (34.04%) MVC
10 16 (34.04%) JIRA
10 16 (34.04%) HTML5
11 15 (31.91%) Underscore.js
11 15 (31.91%) Mustache
11 15 (31.91%) Handlebars
12 14 (29.79%) D3.js
12 14 (29.79%) RESTful
12 14 (29.79%) TDD
13 13 (27.66%) Web Design
13 13 (27.66%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
14 12 (25.53%) C++
14 12 (25.53%) Java
15 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
15 11 (23.40%) BC Cleared
15 11 (23.40%) BDD
16 10 (21.28%) .NET

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Git (software)
2 16 (34.04%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) Moq
3 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Games
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (23.40%) HTML Developer
4 10 (21.28%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (19.15%) C# Developer
5 9 (19.15%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
7 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
9 4 (8.51%) C++ Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.38%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Principal Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) Principal Software Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) SQL Developer
10 3 (6.38%) WPF Developer
11 2 (4.26%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) jQuery
2 24 (51.06%) HTML
3 23 (48.94%) CSS
4 19 (40.43%) Ajax
5 17 (36.17%) JSON
5 17 (36.17%) XML
6 16 (34.04%) HTML5
6 16 (34.04%) SOAP
7 15 (31.91%) Handlebars
7 15 (31.91%) Mustache
7 15 (31.91%) Underscore.js
8 14 (29.79%) D3.js
8 14 (29.79%) RESTful
9 10 (21.28%) .NET
10 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
11 6 (12.77%) WCF
12 4 (8.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (8.51%) Web Services
12 4 (8.51%) WPF
13 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) ThreadX
2 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (38.30%) Front End Development
4 16 (34.04%) MVC
5 14 (29.79%) TDD
6 13 (27.66%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (27.66%) Web Design
7 11 (23.40%) BDD
7 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
8 8 (17.02%) Data Management
8 8 (17.02%) Web Development
9 7 (14.89%) OOP
10 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.77%) OO
10 6 (12.77%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (12.77%) Use Case
11 4 (8.51%) SFIA
12 3 (6.38%) Dependency Injection
12 3 (6.38%) iOS Development
12 3 (6.38%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) JavaScript
2 12 (25.53%) C++
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Renesas
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft