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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.89% 3.74% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 4.88% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Median daily rate £255 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
221 328 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.99% 76.64% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 221 216
Median daily rate £380 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.13% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £35.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.90 £52.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Preston 0 9 £255 -38.18% 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Degree
5 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (50.00%) HOOD
6 7 (43.75%) Ada
6 7 (43.75%) Avionics
6 7 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) SDLC
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (37.50%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (37.50%) Cash Management
7 6 (37.50%) TDD
7 6 (37.50%) Data Management
7 6 (37.50%) General Ledger
7 6 (37.50%) Workflow
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (37.50%) Perl
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (37.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (31.25%) VectorCAST
4 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (43.75%) Avionics
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) General Ledger
3 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Military
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) E-Business Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Ada Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) WCF
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) WinForms
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) HOOD
3 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Cash Management
4 6 (37.50%) Data Management
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 6 (37.50%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Hazard Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 3 (18.75%) SFIA
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) OOD
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Ada
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) C
5 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) HND
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft