The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 23 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.08% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.72% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 139 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 61.62% 65.88% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 82
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 18
Average hourly rate £20.75 - £17.51
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 - £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Unit Testing
North West

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 11 July 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
Liverpool - 2 £350 -
Wirral - - - - 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Sybase
3 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (25.00%) MVVM
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sybase