The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.84% - 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% - 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£484 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
323 146 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.25% 53.68% 64.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 71 168
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £224 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 29 July 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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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
Preston - 4 - -
Accrington - - - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
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North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (95.00%) TDD
1 19 (95.00%) C#
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) WPF
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) Sybase
5 12 (60.00%) VB.NET
5 12 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (50.00%) SQL
7 9 (45.00%) MVVM
8 7 (35.00%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
9 5 (25.00%) Scrum
9 5 (25.00%) WinForms
9 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (20.00%) Web Services
10 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (20.00%) N-Tier
11 3 (15.00%) Telerik
11 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
11 3 (15.00%) HTML
11 3 (15.00%) Java
12 2 (10.00%) C++
12 2 (10.00%) PHP
12 2 (10.00%) Linux
12 2 (10.00%) Python
12 2 (10.00%) Ruby
12 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
12 2 (10.00%) BDD

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (35.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (25.00%) WPF Developer
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
1 17 (85.00%) WPF
2 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (25.00%) WinForms
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.00%) Apache CXF
6 1 (5.00%) RESTful
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) XHTML
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Spring
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) TDD
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) MVVM
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) C#
2 12 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Java
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) Ruby
6 2 (10.00%) Scala
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Sybase
2 3 (15.00%) Telerik