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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 35 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.11% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
350 132 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.78% 65.67% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 74 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +73.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
5 6 (26.09%) HTTP
5 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (26.09%) IIS
5 6 (26.09%) Servlets
5 6 (26.09%) J2EE
5 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Apache
5 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
5 6 (26.09%) SSL
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
5 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Jetty
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) System Testing
5 6 (26.09%) nginx
5 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Puppet
7 4 (17.39%) REST
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (17.39%) Google App Engine

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
1 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
1 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
1 6 (26.09%) Jetty
1 6 (26.09%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) PowerPivot
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (17.39%) Google App Engine
1 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (13.04%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) HTTP
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
1 6 (26.09%) SSL
2 4 (17.39%) IPsec
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) StarTeam
3 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) ETL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) Servlets
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) REST
3 4 (17.39%) Apache CXF
3 4 (17.39%) Spring
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Open Source
1 4 (17.39%) iSeries
2 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
2 3 (13.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (4.35%) EAI
7 1 (4.35%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) OO
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) COBOL
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Google
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Borland
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