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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 71 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 1.82% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.16% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 0
Average daily rate £313 £309 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
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
935 835 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.54% 84.34% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 528 307
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -7 8 £453 +38.16%
Chester -2 1 £348 +15.83% 1
Knutsford -17 1 - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
2 25 (67.57%) jQuery
3 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 23 (62.16%) CSS
4 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (54.05%) Git (software)
7 19 (51.35%) Ajax
8 18 (48.65%) Front End Development
9 17 (45.95%) JSON
9 17 (45.95%) XML
10 16 (43.24%) SOAP
10 16 (43.24%) MVC
10 16 (43.24%) HTML5
11 15 (40.54%) JIRA
11 15 (40.54%) Handlebars
11 15 (40.54%) Underscore.js
11 15 (40.54%) Mustache
12 14 (37.84%) D3.js
12 14 (37.84%) RESTful
13 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
13 13 (35.14%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (35.14%) Web Design
14 11 (29.73%) Java
14 11 (29.73%) BC Cleared
15 10 (27.03%) .NET
16 9 (24.32%) C#
16 9 (24.32%) C++
16 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
17 8 (21.62%) Web Development

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (54.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (40.54%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Moq
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (48.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (29.73%) HTML Developer
4 10 (27.03%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (24.32%) C# Developer
5 9 (24.32%) HTML CSS Developer
6 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
6 6 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Java Developer
8 4 (10.81%) C++ Developer
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
9 3 (8.11%) WPF Developer
10 2 (5.41%) C++/C# Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Embedded Developer
11 1 (2.70%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) jQuery
2 23 (62.16%) CSS
2 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 19 (51.35%) Ajax
4 17 (45.95%) JSON
4 17 (45.95%) XML
5 16 (43.24%) HTML5
5 16 (43.24%) SOAP
6 15 (40.54%) Handlebars
6 15 (40.54%) Mustache
6 15 (40.54%) Underscore.js
7 14 (37.84%) D3.js
7 14 (37.84%) RESTful
8 10 (27.03%) .NET
9 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
10 6 (16.22%) WCF
11 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 4 (10.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 4 (10.81%) WPF
13 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) DTV
1 1 (2.70%) STB
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) ThreadX
2 2 (5.41%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (48.65%) Front End Development
4 16 (43.24%) MVC
5 13 (35.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (35.14%) Web Design
6 8 (21.62%) Web Development
7 7 (18.92%) OO
7 7 (18.92%) OOP
8 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (16.22%) Use Case
9 4 (10.81%) TDD
10 3 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (8.11%) iOS Development
10 3 (8.11%) MVVM
10 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.41%) Android Development
11 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
12 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
2 11 (29.73%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Renesas
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft