The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 34 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.52% 1.23% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.40% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £348 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -
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
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 215 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.63% 88.11% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 149 72
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 31
Average hourly rate £24.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.29 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Chester region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Chester region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Unit Testing
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (50.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft