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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 59 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 1.86% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 2.45% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
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£418 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.67% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 2 £510 +70.00%
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 19 (86.36%) SQL
1 19 (86.36%) C#
1 19 (86.36%) Java
1 19 (86.36%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (81.82%) PHP
2 18 (81.82%) BDD
3 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 17 (77.27%) Linux
4 16 (72.73%) C++
4 16 (72.73%) Open Source
5 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
5 15 (68.18%) Python
5 15 (68.18%) Ruby
6 14 (63.64%) Scala
7 13 (59.09%) Web Services
8 12 (54.55%) RESTful
9 11 (50.00%) JSON
10 9 (40.91%) XML
10 9 (40.91%) HTML
10 9 (40.91%) CSS
10 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
10 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (31.82%) XHTML
11 7 (31.82%) Ajax
12 3 (13.64%) MVC
12 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
13 2 (9.09%) .NET
13 2 (9.09%) SOAP
13 2 (9.09%) N-Tier

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMTP
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.55%) webMethods Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 12 (54.55%) RESTful
3 11 (50.00%) JSON
4 9 (40.91%) XML
4 9 (40.91%) HTML
4 9 (40.91%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) XHTML
5 7 (31.82%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 2 (9.09%) WinForms
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) WPF
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
7 1 (4.55%) SAP XI
7 1 (4.55%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (81.82%) BDD
3 9 (40.91%) Mentoring
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) EAI
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
1 19 (86.36%) C#
1 19 (86.36%) Java
2 18 (81.82%) PHP
3 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
4 16 (72.73%) C++
5 15 (68.18%) Python
5 15 (68.18%) Ruby
6 14 (63.64%) Scala
7 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) webMethods
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) SAP