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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 46 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.08% 1.84% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 2.31% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 3
Average daily rate £439 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
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
765 606 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.30% 79.63% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 376 352
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 21 £460 - 3
Chester -1 1 - - 2
Knutsford -5 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (48.00%) jQuery
2 23 (46.00%) HTML
3 22 (44.00%) CSS
3 22 (44.00%) XML
3 22 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (38.00%) Ajax
6 17 (34.00%) Java
6 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
7 16 (32.00%) HTML5
7 16 (32.00%) SOAP
7 16 (32.00%) JSON
8 15 (30.00%) JIRA
8 15 (30.00%) MVC
8 15 (30.00%) Mustache
8 15 (30.00%) Underscore.js
8 15 (30.00%) Handlebars
9 14 (28.00%) D3.js
9 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 14 (28.00%) RESTful
10 13 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (26.00%) Web Design
10 13 (26.00%) SQL
11 12 (24.00%) Oracle
12 11 (22.00%) BC Cleared
13 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (18.00%) Unix
15 8 (16.00%) OOP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) FTP
2 5 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) MS Access
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Moq
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (22.00%) HTML Developer
4 9 (18.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Programmer
7 4 (8.00%) webMethods Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Programme Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior webMethods Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) jQuery
2 23 (46.00%) HTML
3 22 (44.00%) CSS
3 22 (44.00%) XML
4 19 (38.00%) Ajax
5 16 (32.00%) HTML5
5 16 (32.00%) JSON
5 16 (32.00%) SOAP
6 15 (30.00%) Handlebars
6 15 (30.00%) Mustache
6 15 (30.00%) Underscore.js
7 14 (28.00%) D3.js
7 14 (28.00%) RESTful
8 5 (10.00%) .NET
8 5 (10.00%) JDBC
8 5 (10.00%) SAP XI
8 5 (10.00%) Web Services
9 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.00%) WCF
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (2.00%) DTV
1 1 (2.00%) STB
1 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) Solaris
4 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
4 15 (30.00%) MVC
5 13 (26.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (26.00%) Web Design
6 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.00%) OO
7 8 (16.00%) OOP
8 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.00%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.00%) ITIL
10 5 (10.00%) SOA
10 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (8.00%) Time Management
12 3 (6.00%) iOS Development
12 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (6.00%) TDD
12 3 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (34.00%) Java
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) BC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) logstash
1 1 (2.00%) Nagios
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) webMethods
4 4 (8.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio