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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 70 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.74% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.01% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 22
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£350 £310 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £336 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
1028 895 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.71% 73.97% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 470 500
Average daily rate £350 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 55
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
2 16 (57.14%) HTML
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) CSS
3 15 (53.57%) OO
4 14 (50.00%) C#
5 13 (46.43%) .NET
6 12 (42.86%) TDD
7 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
8 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 10 (35.71%) SQL
9 8 (28.57%) OOP
9 8 (28.57%) HTML5
10 7 (25.00%) CSS3
10 7 (25.00%) jQuery
10 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 6 (21.43%) MVC
11 6 (21.43%) XHTML
11 6 (21.43%) JIRA
11 6 (21.43%) Mercurial
12 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (17.86%) JSON
12 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
13 4 (14.29%) Scrum
13 4 (14.29%) Linux
13 4 (14.29%) Python

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) RavenDB
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) OLAP
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) Mercurial
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) ReSharper
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Toad
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) Grunt
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Back Office
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
5 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.57%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) HTML
2 15 (53.57%) CSS
3 13 (46.43%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) HTML5
5 7 (25.00%) jQuery
5 7 (25.00%) CSS3
6 6 (21.43%) XHTML
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (17.86%) JSON
8 4 (14.29%) Web Services
8 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (10.71%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (10.71%) Backbone.js
9 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 3 (10.71%) XML
9 3 (10.71%) WinForms
9 3 (10.71%) LINQ
9 3 (10.71%) RESTful
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (7.14%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) OO
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) TDD
3 8 (28.57%) OOP
4 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (21.43%) MVC
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) OOD
8 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
9 2 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
9 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (7.14%) Test-First Development
9 2 (7.14%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) JavaScript
2 14 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) VB6
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik
3 1 (3.57%) Northgate
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