The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 60 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 38 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.31% 1.24% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 1.71% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 4
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£338 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £311 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £330
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 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1223 996 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.21% 72.65% 70.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 522 331
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Manchester region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Manchester region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bolton - 4 £338 - 2
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) MVC
2 30 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 27 (39.71%) TDD
5 26 (38.24%) SQL
6 24 (35.29%) C#
6 24 (35.29%) Scrum
7 23 (33.82%) .NET
8 22 (32.35%) HTML
9 21 (30.88%) CSS
9 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
10 19 (27.94%) jQuery
10 19 (27.94%) LINQ
11 18 (26.47%) OOP
12 17 (25.00%) Java
13 15 (22.06%) XML
14 14 (20.59%) Linux
14 14 (20.59%) Degree
15 12 (17.65%) OO
15 12 (17.65%) UNIX
15 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
15 12 (17.65%) PHP
15 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
16 11 (16.18%) Ajax
16 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 11 (16.18%) QA
17 10 (14.71%) WCF
17 10 (14.71%) MySQL
17 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (10.29%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.94%) nginx
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) MySQL
2 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.76%) RavenDB
3 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
4 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (5.88%) SQLPlus
7 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (4.41%) Big Data
9 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 8 (11.76%) ReSharper
4 7 (10.29%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (10.29%) Hudson
5 5 (7.35%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (7.35%) Selenium
6 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.41%) WiX
7 3 (4.41%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.41%) Subversion
7 3 (4.41%) Maven
7 3 (4.41%) JIRA
8 2 (2.94%) JUnit
8 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.47%) NuGet
9 1 (1.47%) MSTest
General
1 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.88%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 54 (79.41%) Developer
2 15 (22.06%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.24%) C# Developer
4 8 (11.76%) PHP Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Systems Integrator
6 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Django Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) .NET
2 22 (32.35%) HTML
3 21 (30.88%) CSS
4 19 (27.94%) LINQ
4 19 (27.94%) jQuery
5 15 (22.06%) XML
6 11 (16.18%) Ajax
7 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
7 10 (14.71%) WCF
8 9 (13.24%) LAMP
8 9 (13.24%) CodeIgniter
8 9 (13.24%) Entity Framework
8 9 (13.24%) XSLT
9 8 (11.76%) XML Schema
9 8 (11.76%) RESTful
9 8 (11.76%) Saxon XSLT
9 8 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (11.76%) Backbone.js
10 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
11 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Digital Media
1 4 (5.88%) DTV
2 3 (4.41%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) UNIX
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) VMS
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) HPUX
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (44.12%) MVC
3 27 (39.71%) TDD
4 24 (35.29%) Scrum
5 18 (26.47%) OOP
6 12 (17.65%) OO
7 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (11.76%) CQRS
8 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.35%) Refactoring
11 5 (7.35%) Kanban
11 5 (7.35%) BDD
12 4 (5.88%) ATDD
12 4 (5.88%) System Testing
12 4 (5.88%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 26 (38.24%) SQL
3 24 (35.29%) C#
4 17 (25.00%) Java
5 12 (17.65%) PHP
6 8 (11.76%) XQuery
6 8 (11.76%) Scala
7 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.35%) Python
9 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.94%) C
10 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.94%) PHP5
11 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.47%) VB6
11 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.47%) C++
11 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.47%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) HP
3 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) hybris
4 2 (2.94%) Twitter
5 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
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