The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Manchester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 67 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 19 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 0.088% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 0.12% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 17
Average daily rate
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£325 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 838 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.06% 73.57% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 443 470
Average daily rate £350 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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North West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 26 (74.29%) C#
2 24 (68.57%) JavaScript
3 23 (65.71%) HTML
3 23 (65.71%) CSS
4 18 (51.43%) .NET
5 15 (42.86%) TDD
5 15 (42.86%) OOP
6 14 (40.00%) SQL
7 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
8 12 (34.29%) jQuery
9 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (31.43%) Backbone.js
9 11 (31.43%) Java
9 11 (31.43%) Web Services
9 11 (31.43%) MVC
9 11 (31.43%) Scrum
10 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
11 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
11 9 (25.71%) RavenDB
11 9 (25.71%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
11 9 (25.71%) LINQ
11 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (25.71%) ReSharper
11 9 (25.71%) Degree
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (22.86%) REST
12 8 (22.86%) CQRS
12 8 (22.86%) SQL Server

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) RavenDB
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.71%) ReSharper
3 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.86%) Grunt
5 1 (2.86%) JUnit
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Tester
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (65.71%) HTML
1 23 (65.71%) CSS
2 18 (51.43%) .NET
3 12 (34.29%) jQuery
4 11 (31.43%) Web Services
4 11 (31.43%) Backbone.js
5 9 (25.71%) LINQ
5 9 (25.71%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (22.86%) REST
6 8 (22.86%) XML
7 7 (20.00%) SOAP
8 6 (17.14%) WCF
9 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
9 4 (11.43%) JSON
10 3 (8.57%) WinForms
10 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
11 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (5.71%) CSS3
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (5.71%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
1 2 (5.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) OOP
1 15 (42.86%) TDD
2 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (31.43%) MVC
2 11 (31.43%) Scrum
3 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
3 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
4 8 (22.86%) CQRS
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
5 7 (20.00%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) OOD
7 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.71%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (5.71%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (5.71%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) C#
2 24 (68.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
4 11 (31.43%) Java
5 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
6 6 (17.14%) Apex Code
7 4 (11.43%) Python
8 2 (5.71%) VB6
8 2 (5.71%) Ruby
8 2 (5.71%) Scala
8 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 2 (5.71%) C++
8 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.71%) SAP