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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 42 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.68% 1.51% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 1.99% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Median daily rate £550 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £358 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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
249 302 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.28% 75.88% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 198 245
Median daily rate £410 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £900 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £25.76 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -8 6 £583 +66.42%
Preston +3 2 £255 +21.42% 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Data Management
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
3 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (40.00%) Workflow
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (40.00%) Cash Management
5 6 (40.00%) General Ledger
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) CSS
7 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (26.67%) WinForms

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 6 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
2 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
General
1 6 (40.00%) General Ledger
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) E-Business Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) WinForms
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (13.33%) D3.js
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js
4 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
2 9 (60.00%) Data Management
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Cash Management
3 6 (40.00%) Workflow
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) SFIA
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) OOD
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) ABAP
6 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Telerik
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow