The table below looks at the statistics for JUnit skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JUnit over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
JUnit
Rank 114 146 127
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -19
Contract jobs citing JUnit 43 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.07% 2.52% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 9
Median daily rate £419 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £372 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £50.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -29.57%
JUnit
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
474 636 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 15.19% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 356 253
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £27.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

JUnit
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing JUnit as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

JUnit Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JUnit
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JUnit across the North West region.

JUnit Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JUnit
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JUnit across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

JUnit Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

JUnit
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JUnit across the North West region.

JUnit Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

JUnit
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JUnit within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Manchester +23 31 £440 +10.00% 7
Cheshire +18 6 £410 +9.33%
Merseyside +3 4 £338 -
Lancashire -5 1 - - 1
JUnit
England

JUnit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JUnit 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 North West region with a requirement for JUnit.

1 68 (82.93%) Java
2 63 (76.83%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (64.63%) TDD
4 43 (52.44%) REST
5 42 (51.22%) Git (software)
5 42 (51.22%) Spring
6 38 (46.34%) Software Engineering
7 37 (45.12%) SQL
8 34 (41.46%) XML
8 34 (41.46%) Jenkins
9 33 (40.24%) Web Services
10 30 (36.59%) Hibernate
11 29 (35.37%) Scrum
11 29 (35.37%) BDD
12 27 (32.93%) Maven
13 25 (30.49%) SOAP
13 25 (30.49%) Oracle
14 24 (29.27%) JSON
15 22 (26.83%) Linux
16 21 (25.61%) HTTP
16 21 (25.61%) NoSQL
16 21 (25.61%) RESTful
16 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
17 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (21.95%) J2EE
18 18 (21.95%) Subversion
18 18 (21.95%) Finance
19 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
19 17 (20.73%) OO
20 16 (19.51%) XSLT

JUnit
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.88%) Confluence
5 2 (2.44%) JBoss
6 1 (1.22%) Liferay
6 1 (1.22%) Mule
6 1 (1.22%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.61%) HTTP
2 9 (10.98%) Internet
3 3 (3.66%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.54%) MySQL
4 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.88%) DB2
7 2 (2.44%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.22%) Big Data
8 1 (1.22%) Informix
Development Applications
1 42 (51.22%) Git (software)
2 34 (41.46%) Jenkins
3 27 (32.93%) Maven
4 18 (21.95%) Subversion
5 14 (17.07%) Selenium
6 11 (13.41%) JIRA
7 10 (12.20%) Eclipse
8 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
9 6 (7.32%) Mockito
10 5 (6.10%) IntelliJ
10 5 (6.10%) Jasmine
10 5 (6.10%) JMeter
10 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
11 4 (4.88%) SonarQube
11 4 (4.88%) Xcode
12 3 (3.66%) Calabash
12 3 (3.66%) Gradle
12 3 (3.66%) JBehave
12 3 (3.66%) Robotium
12 3 (3.66%) TestNG
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Front Office
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (69.51%) Developer
2 47 (57.32%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Scala Software Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Agile Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Objective-C Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Digital Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Java Android Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Java Mobile Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Tester
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (52.44%) REST
2 42 (51.22%) Spring
3 34 (41.46%) XML
4 33 (40.24%) Web Services
5 30 (36.59%) Hibernate
6 25 (30.49%) SOAP
7 24 (29.27%) JSON
8 21 (25.61%) RESTful
9 18 (21.95%) J2EE
10 16 (19.51%) XSLT
11 14 (17.07%) HTML
12 13 (15.85%) Java EE
13 12 (14.63%) Node.js
13 12 (14.63%) Spring Boot
14 11 (13.41%) AngularJS
14 11 (13.41%) JPA
15 10 (12.20%) jQuery
16 9 (10.98%) CSS
16 9 (10.98%) HTML5
17 8 (9.76%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.66%) Streaming Media
3 3 (3.66%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Biometrics
4 2 (2.44%) IVR
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.22%) Telematics
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Android
2 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (76.83%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (64.63%) TDD
3 38 (46.34%) Software Engineering
4 29 (35.37%) BDD
4 29 (35.37%) Scrum
5 21 (25.61%) Unit Testing
6 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (20.73%) OO
8 13 (15.85%) High Availability
9 12 (14.63%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.98%) Kanban
11 8 (9.76%) Data Modelling
11 8 (9.76%) OOP
11 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Mobile Development
12 7 (8.54%) MVC
13 6 (7.32%) Android Development
13 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (82.93%) Java
2 37 (45.12%) SQL
3 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.98%) Scala
5 8 (9.76%) Objective-C
6 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.88%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.44%) Groovy
8 2 (2.44%) Perl
9 1 (1.22%) C#
9 1 (1.22%) Clojure
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) ISEB
1 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) Perforce
3 5 (6.10%) IBM
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.66%) Twitter
5 2 (2.44%) Avaya
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.44%) Nortel
6 1 (1.22%) Adobe
6 1 (1.22%) Compuware
6 1 (1.22%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) hybris
6 1 (1.22%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.22%) Sybase