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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 59 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.18% 2.10% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.89% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 5
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£339 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £309 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +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
1229 934 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.80% 71.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 483 336
Average daily rate £380 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £22.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -26.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 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 31 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 - 4 £338 - 2
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Salford - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) SQL
3 26 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 26 (40.00%) MVC
3 26 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (36.92%) TDD
5 22 (33.85%) Scrum
6 21 (32.31%) C#
7 20 (30.77%) HTML
8 19 (29.23%) .NET
9 18 (27.69%) Java
9 18 (27.69%) CSS
9 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
10 17 (26.15%) XML
11 15 (23.08%) OOP
11 15 (23.08%) LINQ
11 15 (23.08%) jQuery
12 12 (18.46%) Linux
12 12 (18.46%) PHP
13 11 (16.92%) MySQL
14 10 (15.38%) Ajax
14 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
14 10 (15.38%) Degree
14 10 (15.38%) QA
14 10 (15.38%) OO
14 10 (15.38%) UNIX
15 9 (13.85%) XSLT
15 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
15 9 (13.85%) LAMP
15 9 (13.85%) WCF

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.77%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.08%) nginx
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) MySQL
2 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
4 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (7.69%) RavenDB
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.15%) SQLPlus
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.08%) Big Data
8 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.85%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (10.77%) Hudson
4 5 (7.69%) ReSharper
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (7.69%) Selenium
5 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.62%) WiX
6 3 (4.62%) MSBuild
6 3 (4.62%) Subversion
6 3 (4.62%) Maven
6 3 (4.62%) JIRA
7 2 (3.08%) JUnit
7 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) NuGet
8 1 (1.54%) MSTest
8 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.31%) PHP Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Systems Integrator
6 4 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Django Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (3.08%) WPF Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) HTML
2 19 (29.23%) .NET
3 18 (27.69%) CSS
4 17 (26.15%) XML
5 15 (23.08%) LINQ
5 15 (23.08%) jQuery
6 10 (15.38%) Ajax
6 10 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 9 (13.85%) WCF
7 9 (13.85%) Entity Framework
7 9 (13.85%) XSLT
7 9 (13.85%) LAMP
7 9 (13.85%) CodeIgniter
8 8 (12.31%) XML Schema
8 8 (12.31%) Saxon XSLT
8 8 (12.31%) RESTful
9 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
9 6 (9.23%) Web Services
9 6 (9.23%) J2EE
10 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.62%) DTV
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) UNIX
3 6 (9.23%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) VMS
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (40.00%) MVC
3 24 (36.92%) TDD
4 22 (33.85%) Scrum
5 15 (23.08%) OOP
6 10 (15.38%) OO
7 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (7.69%) Kanban
10 5 (7.69%) BDD
10 5 (7.69%) CQRS
10 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.15%) RAD
11 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) SQL
2 26 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (32.31%) C#
4 18 (27.69%) Java
5 12 (18.46%) PHP
6 8 (12.31%) XQuery
7 7 (10.77%) Scala
8 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (6.15%) Python
10 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.08%) PHP5
11 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.54%) VB6
12 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.54%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) HP
2 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) hybris
4 2 (3.08%) Twitter
5 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
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Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
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