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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 88 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.90% 1.50% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.99% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
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£475 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% +8.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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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
1458 1007 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.47% 75.77% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 609 465
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 47
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) .NET
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 16 (38.10%) LINQ
5 15 (35.71%) WCF
5 15 (35.71%) Java
5 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (33.33%) C#
6 14 (33.33%) Scrum
6 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (30.95%) MVC
8 12 (28.57%) Linux
8 12 (28.57%) jQuery
9 10 (23.81%) TDD
9 10 (23.81%) J2EE
9 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
10 9 (21.43%) Software Delivery
11 8 (19.05%) Ajax
11 8 (19.05%) HTML
12 7 (16.67%) IIS
12 7 (16.67%) Servlets
12 7 (16.67%) Windows
12 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) IPsec
12 7 (16.67%) VMware
12 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 7 (16.67%) DHCP
12 7 (16.67%) FTP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 7 (16.67%) Jetty
1 7 (16.67%) nginx
2 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (16.67%) Google App Engine
1 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) DHCP
1 7 (16.67%) FTP
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
1 7 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) RavenDB
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (14.29%) WiX
3 6 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 4 (9.52%) ReSharper
5 3 (7.14%) Selenium
6 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA
7 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Consultant
3 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C Developer
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) LINQ
3 15 (35.71%) WCF
4 12 (28.57%) jQuery
5 10 (23.81%) J2EE
6 8 (19.05%) HTML
6 8 (19.05%) Ajax
7 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (16.67%) Servlets
7 7 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 6 (14.29%) CSS
9 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
9 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.90%) Backbone.js
10 4 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (7.14%) HTML5
12 2 (4.76%) SOAP
12 2 (4.76%) Web Services
12 2 (4.76%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Scrum
2 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (30.95%) MVC
4 10 (23.81%) TDD
5 9 (21.43%) Software Delivery
6 7 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.67%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) OO
7 6 (14.29%) Workflow
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) OOP
8 4 (9.52%) CQRS
8 4 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) SDLC
9 3 (7.14%) ATDD
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 14 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) C
5 4 (9.52%) C++
6 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.14%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.14%) Scala
6 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Puppet
1 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
2 7 (16.67%) Google
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Informatica
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter
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