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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 48 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.52% 0.91% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.13% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Median daily rate £331 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +12.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +11.11%
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
554 794 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.07% 80.12% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 560 308
Median daily rate £415 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 39
Median hourly rate £19.64 £17.77 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Crewe - 2 £275 - 3
Knutsford - 1 £380 -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) TDD
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (26.92%) HTML
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) MVC
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 6 (23.08%) Java
6 6 (23.08%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 6 (23.08%) REST
6 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) Ajax
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) Web Services
8 4 (15.38%) XML
8 4 (15.38%) C++

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 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (15.38%) JUnit
4 3 (11.54%) Bitbucket
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Maven
5 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.69%) Xcode
6 1 (3.85%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.85%) EasyMock
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.85%) JBehave
6 1 (3.85%) Mockito
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Principal Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (23.08%) REST
3 5 (19.23%) Ajax
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
4 4 (15.38%) Spring
4 4 (15.38%) WCF
4 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
5 3 (11.54%) Java EE
5 3 (11.54%) JPA
5 3 (11.54%) SOAP
6 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) TDD
3 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 7 (26.92%) MVC
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Data Management
7 3 (11.54%) OO
7 3 (11.54%) OOD
7 3 (11.54%) UML
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 6 (23.08%) C#
2 6 (23.08%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Apple Swift
4 2 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) MISRA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Perforce
3 1 (3.85%) Renesas