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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 58 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.49% 2.20% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.97% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 6
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£325 £510 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.27% +29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £335 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £536 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
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
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 5 £325 -37.50% 4
Chester - 2 £345 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £318 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) HTML
4 12 (48.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) jQuery
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (32.00%) XML
8 7 (28.00%) SOAP
8 7 (28.00%) VB
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) MS Access
8 7 (28.00%) REST
9 6 (24.00%) CSS3
9 6 (24.00%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (24.00%) HTML5
9 6 (24.00%) JSON
9 6 (24.00%) MVC
9 6 (24.00%) MySQL
9 6 (24.00%) Web Services
9 6 (24.00%) VBScript
9 6 (24.00%) OAuth2
10 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (20.00%) Servlets
10 5 (20.00%) OOP
10 5 (20.00%) C#
10 5 (20.00%) PHP
10 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.00%) Subversion

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (16.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) MS Access
3 6 (24.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Subversion
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) JUnit
2 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.00%) Cactus
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) PhpStorm
5 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) TestNG
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior UI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) HTML
2 12 (48.00%) CSS
3 10 (40.00%) jQuery
4 8 (32.00%) XML
5 7 (28.00%) SOAP
5 7 (28.00%) REST
6 6 (24.00%) CSS3
6 6 (24.00%) JSON
6 6 (24.00%) Web Services
6 6 (24.00%) HTML5
6 6 (24.00%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (24.00%) OAuth2
7 5 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (20.00%) Servlets
7 5 (20.00%) Spring
7 5 (20.00%) Ajax
8 4 (16.00%) .NET
8 4 (16.00%) J2EE
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) Tandem
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 5 (20.00%) OOP
5 4 (16.00%) OO
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) SDLC
6 3 (12.00%) MVVM
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Web Design
6 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source
7 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) VB
3 6 (24.00%) VBScript
4 5 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) PHP
5 4 (16.00%) PHP5
6 3 (12.00%) XPath
6 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.00%) VBA
7 2 (8.00%) Python
7 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) QEMU
1 2 (8.00%) KVM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Perforce
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau
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