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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 65 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.51% 0.50% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.69% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £349 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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
969 872 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.30% 72.37% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 466 476
Average daily rate £338 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 3
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (68.75%) C#
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 21 (65.63%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 17 (53.13%) .NET
4 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 13 (40.63%) OOP
5 13 (40.63%) TDD
6 11 (34.38%) SQL
6 11 (34.38%) jQuery
7 10 (31.25%) MVC
7 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (31.25%) Backbone.js
8 9 (28.13%) OO
8 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
8 9 (28.13%) Scrum
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (25.00%) ReSharper
9 8 (25.00%) LINQ
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 8 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (25.00%) RavenDB
10 7 (21.88%) Java
10 7 (21.88%) Web Services
10 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
10 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.88%) CQRS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (25.00%) RavenDB
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) OLAP
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Grunt
General
1 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) HTML
1 21 (65.63%) CSS
2 17 (53.13%) .NET
3 11 (34.38%) jQuery
4 10 (31.25%) Backbone.js
5 8 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (25.00%) LINQ
6 7 (21.88%) Web Services
7 5 (15.63%) XML
7 5 (15.63%) REST
8 4 (12.50%) CSS3
8 4 (12.50%) HTML5
8 4 (12.50%) XHTML
8 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.50%) JSON
9 3 (9.38%) WCF
9 3 (9.38%) WinForms
9 3 (9.38%) SOAP
9 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 2 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) OOP
1 13 (40.63%) TDD
2 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (31.25%) MVC
3 9 (28.13%) Scrum
3 9 (28.13%) OO
4 8 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (21.88%) CQRS
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.63%) CRM
8 3 (9.38%) OOD
8 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (6.25%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
9 2 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) C#
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (9.38%) Apex Code
7 2 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) Scala
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) SAP