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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 51 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 21 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.70% 0.83% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 1.00% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 14
Median daily rate £550 £334 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.79% -34.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £295 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £391 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
654 804 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.06% 83.58% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 490 317
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 26
Median hourly rate £62.50 £30.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.61% -13.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +8 11 £650 +100.00% 1
Knutsford - 4 £450 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) BDD
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
4 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
6 13 (34.21%) C++
6 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
7 12 (31.58%) HTML
8 11 (28.95%) CSS
8 11 (28.95%) Data Management
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
10 9 (23.68%) .NET
10 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.68%) Front End Development
11 8 (21.05%) JIRA
12 7 (18.42%) Ajax
12 7 (18.42%) C#
12 7 (18.42%) MVC
12 7 (18.42%) Finance
13 6 (15.79%) Banking
13 6 (15.79%) XML
13 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
13 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 5 (13.16%) RESTful
14 5 (13.16%) JSON
14 5 (13.16%) HTML5
14 5 (13.16%) Mustache
14 5 (13.16%) Bitbucket
14 5 (13.16%) Underscore.js

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 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) Bitbucket
3 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) Xcode
5 2 (5.26%) Android Studio
5 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Moq
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Publishing
4 4 (10.53%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Principal Software Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C++ Developer
5 5 (13.16%) HTML Developer
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (10.53%) iOS Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Digital Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Embedded Developer
7 3 (7.89%) WPF Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
3 10 (26.32%) jQuery
4 9 (23.68%) .NET
5 7 (18.42%) Ajax
6 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 6 (15.79%) XML
7 5 (13.16%) Handlebars
7 5 (13.16%) HTML5
7 5 (13.16%) JSON
7 5 (13.16%) Mustache
7 5 (13.16%) RESTful
7 5 (13.16%) SOAP
7 5 (13.16%) Underscore.js
8 4 (10.53%) D3.js
8 4 (10.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (10.53%) WPF
9 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.89%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (7.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Android
2 2 (5.26%) ThreadX
2 2 (5.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) BDD
3 17 (44.74%) TDD
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
6 11 (28.95%) Data Management
7 9 (23.68%) Front End Development
8 7 (18.42%) MVC
9 5 (13.16%) OOP
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 5 (13.16%) SFIA
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
10 4 (10.53%) OO
10 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (10.53%) Use Case
10 4 (10.53%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 13 (34.21%) C++
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) Java
5 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
6 3 (7.89%) Apple Swift
6 3 (7.89%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C
7 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) BC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) MISRA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Renesas
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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