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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 58 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.09% 1.99% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.70% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 11
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£325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £384 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1030 815 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.15% 73.62% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 427 383
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -20.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Altrincham - - - - 4
Bolton - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) JavaScript
3 24 (51.06%) TDD
4 22 (46.81%) HTML
5 19 (40.43%) CSS
6 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (34.04%) OOP
8 14 (29.79%) OO
8 14 (29.79%) Java
8 14 (29.79%) SQL
8 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
9 13 (27.66%) XML
10 12 (25.53%) C#
10 12 (25.53%) MVC
11 11 (23.40%) .NET
12 10 (21.28%) Scrum
13 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (19.15%) HTML5
13 9 (19.15%) CSS3
14 8 (17.02%) jQuery
14 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
14 8 (17.02%) Saxon XSLT
14 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
14 8 (17.02%) XSLT
14 8 (17.02%) UNIX
14 8 (17.02%) XML Schema
14 8 (17.02%) XQuery
15 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
15 7 (14.89%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (14.89%) Oracle

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
1 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (10.64%) MySQL
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.51%) Big Data
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.51%) SQLPlus
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (2.13%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (12.77%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (10.64%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.38%) Maven
5 3 (6.38%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.26%) ReSharper
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) Toad
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.13%) NUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Selenium
7 1 (2.13%) Grunt
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.13%) NuGet
7 1 (2.13%) MSTest
7 1 (2.13%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Integrator
4 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Django Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) HTML
2 19 (40.43%) CSS
3 13 (27.66%) XML
4 11 (23.40%) .NET
5 9 (19.15%) HTML5
5 9 (19.15%) CSS3
6 8 (17.02%) jQuery
6 8 (17.02%) Saxon XSLT
6 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
6 8 (17.02%) XSLT
6 8 (17.02%) XML Schema
7 7 (14.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
9 5 (10.64%) XHTML
10 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (8.51%) JSON
10 4 (8.51%) RESTful
10 4 (8.51%) LINQ
10 4 (8.51%) Ajax
11 3 (6.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Digital Media
2 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) DTV
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) UNIX
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) VMS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) TDD
3 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (34.04%) OOP
5 14 (29.79%) OO
6 12 (25.53%) MVC
7 10 (21.28%) Scrum
8 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
12 5 (10.64%) BDD
13 4 (8.51%) ATDD
13 4 (8.51%) Refactoring
13 4 (8.51%) Kanban
13 4 (8.51%) Matrix Management
13 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (8.51%) RAD
14 3 (6.38%) Project Management
14 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.79%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) XQuery
5 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
5 7 (14.89%) Scala
6 4 (8.51%) PHP
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.38%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.13%) VB
9 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCPD
2 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik
4 1 (2.13%) Northgate
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
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