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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 33 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.21% 3.95% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 4.74% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 2
Median daily rate £420 £515 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £393 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £535 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
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
242 380 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 76.34% 83.33% 76.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 269 165
Median daily rate £375 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 24
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.30 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.50 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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
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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Blackpool +4 3 £420 -18.44%
Chorley - 2 £316 - 2
Preston - 1 £450 - 3
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) NetBeans
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) nginx
3 2 (28.57%) Telerik

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 2 (28.57%) nginx
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
1 2 (28.57%) NetBeans
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) D3.js
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SFIA
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) ABAP
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Telerik
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow