The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 36 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.86% - 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% - 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
241 112 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.25% 60.22% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 64 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Merseyside region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Merseyside region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Liverpool - 3 £263 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Perforce
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Yii
3 1 (25.00%) Laravel
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (25.00%) Zend

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) OLAP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ERwin
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (25.00%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Perl Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Yii
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Perforce
2 1 (25.00%) Zend
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft