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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
North West / Cheshire
Rank 36 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.43% 2.11% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 2.68% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Median daily rate £488 £340 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.38% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £474 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.45 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.71%

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
388 709 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.70% 78.87% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 456 340
Median daily rate £403 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
Chester +4 5 £500 - 2
Crewe - 1 £275 - 2
Knutsford - 1 - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) Java
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (28.57%) OO
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Spring
7 6 (21.43%) OOP
7 6 (21.43%) MVC
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) JUnit
7 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 6 (21.43%) REST
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
8 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
8 5 (17.86%) Web Services
8 5 (17.86%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.29%) JPA
9 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (14.29%) Git (software)

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JUnit
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) Mockito
4 2 (7.14%) Ant
4 2 (7.14%) CruiseControl
4 2 (7.14%) EasyMock
4 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.14%) IntelliJ
4 2 (7.14%) JBehave
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.57%) Hudson
5 1 (3.57%) JProfiler
5 1 (3.57%) MyEclipse
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Principal Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Java Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Java Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Web Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) REST
2 6 (21.43%) Spring
3 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) .NET
4 4 (14.29%) Ajax
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 4 (14.29%) JPA
4 4 (14.29%) SOAP
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (10.71%) Backbone.js
5 3 (10.71%) Java EE
5 3 (10.71%) jQuery
5 3 (10.71%) RESTful
5 3 (10.71%) WCF
5 3 (10.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Derivative
1 4 (14.29%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) TDD
3 8 (28.57%) OO
4 7 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) MVC
5 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) Data Management
8 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.14%) API Design
9 2 (7.14%) Content Management
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
9 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Python
5 4 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) MISRA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Capistrano
1 2 (7.14%) Nagios
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.57%) Perforce
4 1 (3.57%) Renesas
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata