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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 77 68 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 0.85% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.16% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
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£350 £310 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £336 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -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
1019 860 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.71% 73.50% 67.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 437 434
Average daily rate £350 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 50
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) HTML
4 15 (46.88%) C#
4 15 (46.88%) OO
5 14 (43.75%) CSS
5 14 (43.75%) TDD
6 13 (40.63%) .NET
7 12 (37.50%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
8 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (25.00%) HTML5
10 7 (21.88%) CSS3
10 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
10 7 (21.88%) jQuery
10 7 (21.88%) Java
10 7 (21.88%) OOP
11 6 (18.75%) XHTML
11 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
11 6 (18.75%) MVC
11 6 (18.75%) Scrum
11 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.75%) JIRA
11 6 (18.75%) Mercurial
12 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
12 5 (15.63%) JSON
12 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (15.63%) Web Services

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) RavenDB
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.13%) OLAP
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 6 (18.75%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) Grunt
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.25%) Back Office
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.13%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.13%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) CSS
3 13 (40.63%) .NET
4 8 (25.00%) HTML5
5 7 (21.88%) CSS3
5 7 (21.88%) jQuery
6 6 (18.75%) XHTML
6 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
7 5 (15.63%) JSON
7 5 (15.63%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) XML
8 4 (12.50%) RESTful
9 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (9.38%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (9.38%) WinForms
9 3 (9.38%) J2EE
9 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 2 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) OO
3 14 (43.75%) TDD
4 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
4 7 (21.88%) OOP
5 6 (18.75%) MVC
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) OOD
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.25%) DevOps
9 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (6.25%) CRM
9 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 2 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (6.25%) VB6
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Northgate
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik
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