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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 78 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.18% 0.85% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
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£338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
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
1150 928 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.36% 72.05% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 498 383
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 £325 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) MVC
3 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
4 22 (40.74%) SQL
4 22 (40.74%) Scrum
5 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (38.89%) C#
5 21 (38.89%) .NET
6 20 (37.04%) jQuery
7 19 (35.19%) LINQ
7 19 (35.19%) TDD
7 19 (35.19%) Git (software)
8 16 (29.63%) HTML
9 15 (27.78%) Degree
10 14 (25.93%) WCF
10 14 (25.93%) CSS
11 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
12 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 12 (22.22%) Linux
12 12 (22.22%) OOP
12 12 (22.22%) Java
12 12 (22.22%) PHP
12 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
12 12 (22.22%) Ajax
13 11 (20.37%) MySQL
13 11 (20.37%) OO
13 11 (20.37%) SDLC
14 9 (16.67%) Entity Framework
14 9 (16.67%) Backbone.js
14 9 (16.67%) UNIX

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) Apache
3 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.70%) nginx
4 2 (3.70%) Confluence
4 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) MySQL
2 8 (14.81%) RavenDB
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Big Data
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 8 (14.81%) ReSharper
4 5 (9.26%) Selenium
5 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.41%) Hudson
5 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.56%) WiX
6 3 (5.56%) MSBuild
6 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
7 2 (3.70%) JUnit
8 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.85%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.41%) Electronics
3 4 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (83.33%) Developer
2 15 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
3 8 (14.81%) PHP Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.70%) C Developer
6 2 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Architect
6 2 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 20 (37.04%) jQuery
3 19 (35.19%) LINQ
4 16 (29.63%) HTML
5 14 (25.93%) CSS
5 14 (25.93%) WCF
6 12 (22.22%) Ajax
7 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 9 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
7 9 (16.67%) Backbone.js
7 9 (16.67%) LAMP
7 9 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 8 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (14.81%) XML
9 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.96%) RESTful
10 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (11.11%) J2EE
11 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) DTV
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) MVC
3 22 (40.74%) Scrum
4 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (35.19%) TDD
6 12 (22.22%) OOP
7 11 (20.37%) OO
7 11 (20.37%) SDLC
8 8 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (14.81%) CQRS
9 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.41%) System Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Refactoring
10 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Kanban
11 3 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) JavaScript
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 21 (38.89%) C#
4 12 (22.22%) Java
4 12 (22.22%) PHP
5 5 (9.26%) C
5 5 (9.26%) Scala
6 4 (7.41%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
7 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.56%) C++
8 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.70%) PHP5
8 2 (3.70%) XQuery
9 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) hybris
3 2 (3.70%) Twitter
4 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
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