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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 74 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 27 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 1.27% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.68% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 8
Median daily rate £370 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £296 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.85%
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
1441 1133 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.05% 75.89% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 680 497
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Salford - 4 £438 -
Stockport - 4 £338 - 3
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 25 (36.76%) HTML
4 24 (35.29%) CSS
4 24 (35.29%) XML
5 23 (33.82%) .NET
6 22 (32.35%) Java
7 20 (29.41%) TDD
7 20 (29.41%) jQuery
8 19 (27.94%) AngularJS
8 19 (27.94%) Scrum
8 19 (27.94%) MVC
9 18 (26.47%) C#
10 17 (25.00%) BDD
11 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
11 16 (23.53%) OOP
12 15 (22.06%) SQL
12 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
12 15 (22.06%) Subversion
13 14 (20.59%) Oracle
13 14 (20.59%) OO
13 14 (20.59%) HTML5
14 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
14 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
14 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
15 11 (16.18%) Project Management
15 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
15 11 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (14.71%) WCF

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 (10.29%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (5.88%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) ArcGIS
4 3 (4.41%) Drupal
4 3 (4.41%) GeoServer
5 2 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) Jetty
5 2 (2.94%) nginx
5 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.47%) Mule
6 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (7.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) DHCP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) FTP
2 2 (2.94%) IPsec
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (4.41%) GIS
5 2 (2.94%) DataStage
5 2 (2.94%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.06%) Subversion
3 7 (10.29%) JIRA
4 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
5 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) PeopleTools
5 5 (7.35%) QUnit
6 4 (5.88%) Maven
7 3 (4.41%) Grunt
7 3 (4.41%) JsTestDriver
7 3 (4.41%) Selenium
7 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.94%) Gradle
8 2 (2.94%) NUnit
8 2 (2.94%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.47%) gulp
9 1 (1.47%) Moq
9 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (58.82%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Technical Leader
3 9 (13.24%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Hybris Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Lead Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Web Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) HTML
2 24 (35.29%) CSS
2 24 (35.29%) XML
3 23 (33.82%) .NET
4 20 (29.41%) jQuery
5 19 (27.94%) AngularJS
6 14 (20.59%) HTML5
7 10 (14.71%) WCF
8 9 (13.24%) Ajax
8 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
8 9 (13.24%) CSS3
8 9 (13.24%) Spring
8 9 (13.24%) Web Services
9 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 8 (11.76%) Backbone.js
10 7 (10.29%) JSON
10 7 (10.29%) JSP
10 7 (10.29%) Spring MVC
10 7 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (8.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.76%) User Experience
2 5 (7.35%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (5.88%) iPad
4 3 (4.41%) Animation
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Semantic Web
5 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Unix
2 4 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.47%) pSOS
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) TDD
3 19 (27.94%) MVC
3 19 (27.94%) Scrum
4 17 (25.00%) BDD
5 16 (23.53%) OOP
6 14 (20.59%) OO
7 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
7 13 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
8 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Project Management
8 11 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.71%) Functional Testing
9 10 (14.71%) System Testing
9 10 (14.71%) Time Management
9 10 (14.71%) Web Development
10 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.82%) Front End Development
11 6 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 22 (32.35%) Java
3 18 (26.47%) C#
4 15 (22.06%) SQL
5 7 (10.29%) C++
6 6 (8.82%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) PeopleCode
7 5 (7.35%) Ruby
7 5 (7.35%) SQR
8 4 (5.88%) Go
8 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.88%) Python
9 3 (4.41%) C
10 2 (2.94%) Groovy
11 1 (1.47%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (1.47%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (1.47%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.47%) Scala
11 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) PhD
3 1 (1.47%) MCP
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.71%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (8.82%) SAP
5 5 (7.35%) hybris
6 3 (4.41%) ESRI
7 2 (2.94%) Google
7 2 (2.94%) VMware
8 1 (1.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.47%) Twitter
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