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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 31 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 5.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 6.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £388 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
249 291 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.30% 76.98% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 158 110
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.85 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Liverpool 0 3 - - 1
Wirral -1 1 - -
Southport - 1 £388 -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Line Management
1 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) FileMaker
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XSLT
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) Siebel
3 2 (25.00%) EAI
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Siebel Certification
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Records Management
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) FileMaker
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) FileMaker Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Line Management
1 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) EAI
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Records Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Siebel