The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 65 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 0.67% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.91% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate - £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 3 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (100.00%) TDD
2 27 (96.43%) C#
3 26 (92.86%) .NET
4 20 (71.43%) SQL
5 17 (60.71%) MVC
6 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
6 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (50.00%) WPF
7 14 (50.00%) Scrum
7 14 (50.00%) WinForms
8 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
8 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
9 11 (39.29%) OO
9 11 (39.29%) HTML
9 11 (39.29%) Software Engineering
9 11 (39.29%) Requirements Management
9 11 (39.29%) Pair Programming
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Windows
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.00%) NUnit
10 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (21.43%) HTML5
11 6 (21.43%) MCTS
11 6 (21.43%) jQuery
11 6 (21.43%) MCPD
11 6 (21.43%) Web Services
11 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (17.86%) T-SQL

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) NUnit
1 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Moq
General
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) .NET Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (50.00%) WPF
3 14 (50.00%) WinForms
4 12 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) HTML5
6 6 (21.43%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) SOAP
7 5 (17.86%) WCF
7 5 (17.86%) Silverlight
7 5 (17.86%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (17.86%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (60.71%) MVC
3 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) OO
5 11 (39.29%) Software Engineering
5 11 (39.29%) Requirements Management
5 11 (39.29%) Pair Programming
6 5 (17.86%) OOD
6 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
8 1 (3.57%) SOA
8 1 (3.57%) ETL
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) User Stories
8 1 (3.57%) BDD
8 1 (3.57%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) C#
2 20 (71.43%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (21.43%) MCTS
2 6 (21.43%) MCPD
3 5 (17.86%) MCP
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.57%) Mercator