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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 47 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.07% 1.58% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.12% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
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£510 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.51% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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
648 613 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.48% 74.57% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 291 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.21 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
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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 -1 16 £515 +71.66%
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (95.45%) TDD
2 20 (90.91%) C#
3 19 (86.36%) SQL
4 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
4 18 (81.82%) Linux
4 18 (81.82%) BDD
5 17 (77.27%) Java
5 17 (77.27%) PHP
6 16 (72.73%) C++
6 16 (72.73%) Open Source
7 15 (68.18%) Python
7 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (68.18%) Ruby
7 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
8 14 (63.64%) Scala
9 13 (59.09%) Web Services
10 12 (54.55%) RESTful
11 11 (50.00%) JSON
12 10 (45.45%) HTML
13 9 (40.91%) CSS
13 9 (40.91%) XML
13 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (31.82%) XHTML
14 7 (31.82%) Ajax
15 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
15 4 (18.18%) .NET
15 4 (18.18%) MVC
16 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
16 3 (13.64%) Scrum
16 3 (13.64%) MVVM

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Moq
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 12 (54.55%) RESTful
3 11 (50.00%) JSON
4 10 (45.45%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) CSS
5 9 (40.91%) XML
6 7 (31.82%) XHTML
6 7 (31.82%) Ajax
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (9.09%) SOAP
8 2 (9.09%) WinForms
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (9.09%) WCF
8 2 (9.09%) WPF
9 1 (4.55%) jQuery
9 1 (4.55%) HTML5
9 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (4.55%) REST
9 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) BDD
3 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) MVVM
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) ETL
8 1 (4.55%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (4.55%) User Stories
8 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
4 17 (77.27%) PHP
4 17 (77.27%) Java
5 16 (72.73%) C++
6 15 (68.18%) Python
6 15 (68.18%) Ruby
7 14 (63.64%) Scala
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared