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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 61 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.31% 1.89% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 2.57% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 9
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£325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £390 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
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
1146 895 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.56% 73.72% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 477 358
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £487 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £8.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 - 1 - - 3
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 3
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) TDD
3 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
4 25 (39.68%) MVC
5 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (36.51%) HTML
6 23 (36.51%) SQL
7 20 (31.75%) CSS
8 19 (30.16%) C#
8 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
9 18 (28.57%) .NET
9 18 (28.57%) Java
9 18 (28.57%) XML
9 18 (28.57%) Scrum
10 16 (25.40%) OOP
11 15 (23.81%) jQuery
12 14 (22.22%) OO
13 12 (19.05%) Linux
13 12 (19.05%) PHP
14 11 (17.46%) MySQL
15 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
15 10 (15.87%) QA
15 10 (15.87%) UNIX
15 10 (15.87%) RESTful
16 9 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
16 9 (14.29%) LINQ
16 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 9 (14.29%) XSLT

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) nginx
2 2 (3.17%) Confluence
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) MySQL
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
3 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.94%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (6.35%) RavenDB
7 4 (6.35%) Big Data
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.35%) SQLPlus
8 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (3.17%) Couchbase
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Hudson
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.94%) ReSharper
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
4 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.35%) JIRA
4 4 (6.35%) Subversion
5 3 (4.76%) Maven
6 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Toad
7 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.59%) NUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.59%) Moq
General
1 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Electronics
3 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (77.78%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.70%) PHP Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Integrator
6 4 (6.35%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) HTML
2 20 (31.75%) CSS
3 18 (28.57%) .NET
3 18 (28.57%) XML
4 15 (23.81%) jQuery
5 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
5 10 (15.87%) RESTful
6 9 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (14.29%) CodeIgniter
6 9 (14.29%) LINQ
6 9 (14.29%) XSLT
6 9 (14.29%) LAMP
7 8 (12.70%) Saxon XSLT
7 8 (12.70%) Ajax
7 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
7 8 (12.70%) XML Schema
8 6 (9.52%) Web Services
8 6 (9.52%) J2EE
9 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (7.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.76%) DTV
2 3 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) UNIX
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.35%) VMS
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.17%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) TDD
3 25 (39.68%) MVC
4 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (28.57%) Scrum
6 16 (25.40%) OOP
7 14 (22.22%) OO
8 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Regression Testing
10 7 (11.11%) BDD
10 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.94%) Refactoring
11 5 (7.94%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (7.94%) Kanban
12 4 (6.35%) ATDD
12 4 (6.35%) CQRS
12 4 (6.35%) System Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
2 23 (36.51%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) C#
4 18 (28.57%) Java
5 12 (19.05%) PHP
6 8 (12.70%) XQuery
7 7 (11.11%) Scala
7 7 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.35%) Python
9 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.17%) PHP5
10 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.59%) VB
11 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) MCPD
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) HP
2 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) hybris
5 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.59%) Telerik
5 1 (1.59%) Northgate
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
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