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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 16 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.15% 0.95% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 1.10% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.45 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.71%

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
69 91 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 71.13% 86.67% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 50
Median daily rate £403 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Chester region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) OOP
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Derivative
3 4 (66.67%) OTC Derivatives
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Back Office
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) RIA
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
5 1 (16.67%) Microservices
5 1 (16.67%) Data Structures

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Derivative
1 4 (66.67%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) OOP
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Python