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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 33 21 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.61% 0.65% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.93% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£515 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
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
325 108 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.01% 70.59% 57.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 56 131
Average daily rate £425 £280 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.00 £21.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 2014. 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 - 5 £530 -
Chorley -2 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) TDD
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) Jetty
7 6 (31.58%) nginx
7 6 (31.58%) Open Source
7 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
7 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
7 6 (31.58%) J2EE
7 6 (31.58%) IIS
7 6 (31.58%) Servlets
7 6 (31.58%) Apache
7 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
7 6 (31.58%) HTTP
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) SSL
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Sybase
8 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (26.32%) WPF
8 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) MVVM

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 6 (31.58%) Jetty
1 6 (31.58%) nginx
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
1 6 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (21.05%) Google App Engine
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) HTTP
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) SSL
2 4 (21.05%) IPsec
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
3 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (21.05%) WPF Developer
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
2 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
2 4 (21.05%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) J2EE
2 6 (31.58%) Servlets
3 5 (26.32%) WPF
3 5 (26.32%) Hibernate
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) Apache CXF
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) XHTML
6 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
6 1 (5.26%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) MVVM
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) ERP
8 1 (5.26%) EAI
8 1 (5.26%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
8 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) COBOL
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (21.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Sybase
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Borland