The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 49 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 2.25% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 2.76% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £388 £300 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -36.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.85%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
331 326 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.22% 81.50% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 213 259
Median daily rate £418 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 24
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Chorley - 1 £388 -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (80.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (46.67%) ETL
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Informatica
4 7 (46.67%) ERwin
4 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
5 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (33.33%) Data Security
6 5 (33.33%) Velocity
7 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (26.67%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) OO
8 3 (20.00%) Ada
8 3 (20.00%) MS Office
8 3 (20.00%) Serena
8 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Avionics

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) ERwin
2 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (6.67%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
1 2 (13.33%) Avionics
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) ETL Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) DOORS Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Velocity
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JSF
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
1 7 (46.67%) ETL
1 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Data Security
4 4 (26.67%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) HOOD
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Facilities Management
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Ada
6 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Informatica
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Serena
3 1 (6.67%) SAP