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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 57 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 2.54% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 3.29% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £368 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £342 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £394 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
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
602 607 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.59% 77.03% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 285 244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 31
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Runcorn +2 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £463 - 1
Warrington -9 1 - - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
4 9 (47.37%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) JSP
6 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) JUnit
6 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 7 (36.84%) REST
7 6 (31.58%) HTML5
7 6 (31.58%) jQuery
7 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Subversion
8 5 (26.32%) Project Management
8 5 (26.32%) J2EE
8 5 (26.32%) MySQL
8 5 (26.32%) PHP
8 5 (26.32%) Degree
9 4 (21.05%) JSON
9 4 (21.05%) Ajax
9 4 (21.05%) OAuth2
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) VBScript
9 4 (21.05%) VB
9 4 (21.05%) UNIX
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.79%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) CICS
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) JUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) RSpec
4 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Capybara
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Hybris Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.26%) webMethods Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
4 8 (42.11%) JSP
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
5 7 (36.84%) REST
6 6 (31.58%) jQuery
6 6 (31.58%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) J2EE
8 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 4 (21.05%) OAuth2
8 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 4 (21.05%) JSON
9 3 (15.79%) Spring MVC
9 3 (15.79%) Spring
9 3 (15.79%) XSD
9 3 (15.79%) XSLT
9 3 (15.79%) SOAP
9 3 (15.79%) JDBC
10 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) B2C
6 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.79%) SEO
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Kanban
6 3 (15.79%) Data Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) MVVM
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) PHP
5 4 (21.05%) VBScript
5 4 (21.05%) VB
6 3 (15.79%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
1 3 (15.79%) hybris
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) webMethods
3 1 (5.26%) Capita
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
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