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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 60 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 31 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 1.13% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 1.52% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 10
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£320 £258 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.27% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £333 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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
1000 855 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.17% 74.03% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 450 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Salford - 1 £375 -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - -
Sale - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 25 (52.08%) TDD
4 20 (41.67%) HTML
5 17 (35.42%) SQL
5 17 (35.42%) CSS
6 16 (33.33%) OO
6 16 (33.33%) Java
7 15 (31.25%) C#
8 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.00%) .NET
9 12 (25.00%) OOP
10 11 (22.92%) XML
10 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (20.83%) HTML5
11 10 (20.83%) CSS3
12 9 (18.75%) Linux
12 9 (18.75%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) MVC
13 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
14 7 (14.58%) JIRA
14 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
14 7 (14.58%) QA
14 7 (14.58%) Web Services
14 7 (14.58%) Python
14 7 (14.58%) BDD
14 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (14.58%) jQuery
14 7 (14.58%) Scala

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.17%) JBoss
1 2 (4.17%) Apache
1 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP HCM
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Big Data
3 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) SQLPlus
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (4.17%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 3 (6.25%) Hudson
6 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium
7 1 (2.08%) NUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
7 1 (2.08%) Toad
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) NuGet
7 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.08%) Moq
7 1 (2.08%) MSTest
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.08%) Grunt
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Software Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Integrator
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Django Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) HTML
2 17 (35.42%) CSS
3 12 (25.00%) .NET
4 11 (22.92%) XML
5 10 (20.83%) HTML5
5 10 (20.83%) CSS3
6 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.58%) Web Services
7 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (14.58%) jQuery
8 6 (12.50%) RESTful
8 6 (12.50%) JSON
8 6 (12.50%) XHTML
8 6 (12.50%) XML Schema
8 6 (12.50%) XSLT
8 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 6 (12.50%) Saxon XSLT
9 5 (10.42%) Django
10 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.17%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
3 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) UNIX
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.33%) VMS
3 4 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) TDD
3 16 (33.33%) OO
4 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (25.00%) OOP
6 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Scrum
8 8 (16.67%) MVC
9 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.58%) BDD
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
12 4 (8.33%) Kanban
12 4 (8.33%) ATDD
12 4 (8.33%) OOD
12 4 (8.33%) Project Management
12 4 (8.33%) RAD
12 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Java
4 15 (31.25%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) Python
5 7 (14.58%) Scala
6 6 (12.50%) XQuery
6 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.17%) VB
8 2 (4.17%) PHP
8 2 (4.17%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) VB6
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) MCPD
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) HP
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Northgate
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) Telerik
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