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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 37 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.63% 2.86% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.93% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.34%
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
332 305 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 79.43% 72.62% 64.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 75
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% +35.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Burnley - 7 £300 - 1
Blackpool - 4 £288 -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (28.00%) C#
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) System Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) Jetty
7 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (20.00%) Google App Engine
7 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (20.00%) nginx
7 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (20.00%) Apache
7 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (20.00%) Servlets
7 5 (20.00%) J2EE
7 5 (20.00%) IIS
7 5 (20.00%) SSL
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) FTP
7 5 (20.00%) HTTP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (20.00%) Jetty
1 5 (20.00%) nginx
1 5 (20.00%) Apache
1 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (20.00%) IIS
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) PowerPivot
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (20.00%) Google App Engine
1 5 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SSL
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) FTP
1 5 (20.00%) HTTP
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
1 5 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) StarTeam
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) ETL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Release Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) Servlets
2 5 (20.00%) J2EE
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Ajax
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) SOAP
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (16.00%) REST
3 4 (16.00%) Apache CXF
3 4 (16.00%) Spring
3 4 (16.00%) WCF
3 4 (16.00%) LINQ
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) iSeries
1 4 (16.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) VME
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) System Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) MVC
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.00%) ETL
8 2 (8.00%) DevOps
9 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) HND
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Borland