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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 36 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.21% 1.84% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £484 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
267 354 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.66% 81.38% 54.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 204 74
Average daily rate £393 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £286 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
Average hourly rate £31.40 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.16 £47.55 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Preston +8 1 - - 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) Ajax
4 6 (46.15%) WCF
4 6 (46.15%) LINQ
4 6 (46.15%) jQuery
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (46.15%) Entity Framework
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Servlets
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) FTP
6 4 (30.77%) HTTP
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) SSL
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Apache
6 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
6 4 (30.77%) J2EE
6 4 (30.77%) IIS
6 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
1 4 (30.77%) Jetty
1 4 (30.77%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (30.77%) Google App Engine
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) FTP
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Release Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) Ajax
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) WCF
2 6 (46.15%) LINQ
2 6 (46.15%) jQuery
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (46.15%) Entity Framework
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (30.77%) Servlets
3 4 (30.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) HOOD
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) Ada
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) HND
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Xen
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Google
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