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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 64 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 0.90% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.21% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 10
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£313 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £213 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -18.88%
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
1036 826 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.50% 74.68% 69.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 424 424
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £33.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 4
Sale - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 24 (52.17%) TDD
4 23 (50.00%) HTML
5 20 (43.48%) CSS
6 19 (41.30%) C#
7 18 (39.13%) OO
8 16 (34.78%) .NET
9 15 (32.61%) SQL
10 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
11 11 (23.91%) Java
11 11 (23.91%) OOP
12 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
12 10 (21.74%) MVC
12 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (21.74%) HTML5
13 9 (19.57%) CSS3
13 9 (19.57%) jQuery
13 9 (19.57%) Scrum
13 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
13 9 (19.57%) XML
14 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
15 7 (15.22%) JSON
15 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
15 7 (15.22%) Python
15 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
16 6 (13.04%) XHTML
16 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
16 6 (13.04%) JIRA

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (4.35%) Apache
1 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.35%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) PaaS
1 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (8.70%) Big Data
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.04%) JIRA
2 6 (13.04%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.52%) Hudson
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
4 2 (4.35%) Subversion
4 2 (4.35%) ReSharper
4 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Toad
5 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.17%) NuGet
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Django Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) HTML
2 20 (43.48%) CSS
3 16 (34.78%) .NET
4 10 (21.74%) HTML5
5 9 (19.57%) CSS3
5 9 (19.57%) jQuery
5 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (19.57%) XML
6 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
7 7 (15.22%) JSON
8 6 (13.04%) RESTful
8 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (13.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (13.04%) XHTML
9 5 (10.87%) Web Services
9 5 (10.87%) Django
10 4 (8.70%) LINQ
10 4 (8.70%) XSLT
10 4 (8.70%) XML Schema
10 4 (8.70%) Saxon XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.35%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) TDD
3 18 (39.13%) OO
4 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.91%) OOP
6 10 (21.74%) MVC
7 9 (19.57%) Scrum
8 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.04%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.70%) ATDD
11 4 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Kanban
11 4 (8.70%) Refactoring
11 4 (8.70%) Matrix Management
11 4 (8.70%) Project Management
11 4 (8.70%) OOD
12 3 (6.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 19 (41.30%) C#
3 15 (32.61%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) Java
5 7 (15.22%) Python
6 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.87%) Scala
8 4 (8.70%) XQuery
9 2 (4.35%) VB6
9 2 (4.35%) Ruby
9 2 (4.35%) C++
9 2 (4.35%) PHP
9 2 (4.35%) VB
10 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Telerik
3 1 (2.17%) Northgate
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