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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
North West / Merseyside
Rank 34 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.16% 2.11% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.57% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £349
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +9.06%

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
202 272 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.29% 81.93% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 160 89
Median daily rate £480 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £71.50 £15.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -1 2 £413 - 3
Wirral - 1 £301 - 2
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 9 (81.82%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) CSS3
5 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (45.45%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) LDAP
5 5 (45.45%) Web Services
6 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 4 (36.36%) jQuery
6 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
7 3 (27.27%) Spring Security
7 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
7 3 (27.27%) Ajax
7 3 (27.27%) Subversion
7 3 (27.27%) Spring

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) DB2
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 3 (27.27%) JUnit
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) JDeveloper
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java WebSphere Developer
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Portal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (27.27%) EJB
6 3 (27.27%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (27.27%) Entity Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
6 3 (27.27%) SOAP
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
6 3 (27.27%) Spring MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Spring Security
6 3 (27.27%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Records Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle