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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 80 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 1.46% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.84% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 18
Median daily rate £369 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +8.10%
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
1406 1580 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 79.52% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 911 704
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -10 1 £325 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) BDD
3 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
4 25 (34.25%) Scrum
5 24 (32.88%) .NET
6 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
7 19 (26.03%) Java
7 19 (26.03%) CSS
8 18 (24.66%) OOP
9 16 (21.92%) C#
9 16 (21.92%) HTML
9 16 (21.92%) Subversion
10 15 (20.55%) TDD
10 15 (20.55%) SQL
10 15 (20.55%) XML
10 15 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
11 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
12 13 (17.81%) Android
12 13 (17.81%) Apple iOS
13 12 (16.44%) REST
13 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
14 11 (15.07%) Web Services
14 11 (15.07%) JUnit
15 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
15 10 (13.70%) MVC
15 10 (13.70%) Selenium
15 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
15 10 (13.70%) GitHub
15 10 (13.70%) AngularJS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.59%) Drupal
1 7 (9.59%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.85%) CMS
2 5 (6.85%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (6.85%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.74%) Kentico
4 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.37%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) GitHub
2 7 (9.59%) Google Analytics
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) HTTP
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.37%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.92%) Subversion
3 11 (15.07%) JUnit
4 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.70%) Selenium
4 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.33%) Jasmine
6 8 (10.96%) Bitbucket
6 8 (10.96%) JMeter
7 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
8 5 (6.85%) NUnit
9 4 (5.48%) Maven
9 4 (5.48%) Moq
9 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.48%) Xcode
10 3 (4.11%) JIRA
10 3 (4.11%) JsTestDriver
10 3 (4.11%) QUnit
11 2 (2.74%) Gradle
11 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (9.59%) Banking
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (65.75%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Consultant
3 13 (17.81%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Android Developer
5 8 (10.96%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.59%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Automation Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Drupal Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Objective-C Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Informatica Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Java Android Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) .NET
2 19 (26.03%) CSS
3 16 (21.92%) HTML
4 15 (20.55%) XML
5 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
5 12 (16.44%) REST
6 11 (15.07%) Web Services
7 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
7 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
8 9 (12.33%) jQuery
8 9 (12.33%) SOAP
9 8 (10.96%) HTML5
9 8 (10.96%) Spring
10 7 (9.59%) ELK Stack
10 7 (9.59%) Entity Framework
10 7 (9.59%) React
10 7 (9.59%) RESTful
10 7 (9.59%) WCF
11 6 (8.22%) Ajax
11 6 (8.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Animation
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Android
1 13 (17.81%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) BDD
3 25 (34.25%) Scrum
4 18 (24.66%) OOP
5 15 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (20.55%) TDD
6 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
7 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
7 10 (13.70%) MVC
8 9 (12.33%) Android Development
8 9 (12.33%) SDLC
8 9 (12.33%) Software Testing
9 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
9 8 (10.96%) Project Management
9 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.59%) Analytics
10 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.59%) OO
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
2 19 (26.03%) Java
3 16 (21.92%) C#
4 15 (20.55%) SQL
5 5 (6.85%) Objective-C
5 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.85%) VB
6 4 (5.48%) Apple Swift
6 4 (5.48%) VB6
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) Groovy
7 2 (2.74%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) ISEB
1 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
1 7 (9.59%) Kibana
1 7 (9.59%) logstash
1 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (9.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Sitecore
3 7 (9.59%) Google
3 7 (9.59%) Splunk
4 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.48%) Informatica
6 3 (4.11%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.74%) Perforce
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.37%) Ab Initio
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