The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing 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 Unit Testing over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 98 97 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 59 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 1.42% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.79% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 29
Median daily rate £375 £356 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £298 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £24.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Unit Testing
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 Unit Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 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 -2 29 £338 -3.57% 21
Merseyside -3 8 £388 +3.33% 1
Lancashire -5 8 £550 +62.96% 7
Cheshire +14 7 £288 -11.53% 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 74 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.24%) BDD
3 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
3 45 (33.09%) .NET
4 42 (30.88%) TDD
5 40 (29.41%) CSS
6 39 (28.68%) SQL
7 38 (27.94%) SQL Server
7 38 (27.94%) Git (software)
8 37 (27.21%) HTML
9 36 (26.47%) Java
10 35 (25.74%) C#
11 34 (25.00%) XML
11 34 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 31 (22.79%) Scrum
13 29 (21.32%) Oracle
13 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (20.59%) Web Services
14 28 (20.59%) MVC
15 26 (19.12%) AngularJS
16 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
17 21 (15.44%) JUnit
17 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
17 21 (15.44%) REST
18 20 (14.71%) jQuery
19 19 (13.97%) .NET Framework
19 19 (13.97%) SOAP
19 19 (13.97%) Finance
19 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (13.24%) Ajax

Unit Testing
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 7 (5.15%) Drupal
1 7 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.41%) CMS
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (4.41%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.21%) Kentico
4 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.47%) nginx
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.74%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) GitHub
2 7 (5.15%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) HTTP
2 5 (3.68%) Internet
3 4 (2.94%) LDAP
4 2 (1.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (4.41%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.21%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.21%) DB2
7 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.74%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.74%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 38 (27.94%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
2 21 (15.44%) JUnit
3 17 (12.50%) Subversion
4 15 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (9.56%) Selenium
6 11 (8.09%) Bitbucket
6 11 (8.09%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 8 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 8 (5.88%) JMeter
7 8 (5.88%) Maven
8 7 (5.15%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.41%) JIRA
9 6 (4.41%) Xcode
10 5 (3.68%) IntelliJ
10 5 (3.68%) NUnit
10 5 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (2.94%) Gradle
11 4 (2.94%) Moq
General
1 19 (13.97%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Publishing
5 2 (1.47%) Advertising
5 2 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (72.06%) Developer
2 30 (22.06%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.97%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.03%) Consultant
5 9 (6.62%) Android Developer
5 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (6.62%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.15%) iOS Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.41%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (3.68%) C++ Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.94%) JavaScript Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Objective-C Developer
10 4 (2.94%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.09%) .NET
2 40 (29.41%) CSS
3 37 (27.21%) HTML
4 34 (25.00%) XML
5 28 (20.59%) Web Services
6 26 (19.12%) AngularJS
7 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
8 21 (15.44%) REST
9 20 (14.71%) jQuery
10 19 (13.97%) .NET Framework
10 19 (13.97%) SOAP
11 18 (13.24%) Ajax
11 18 (13.24%) Spring
12 16 (11.76%) WCF
13 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (9.56%) HTML5
14 12 (8.82%) CSS3
14 12 (8.82%) Entity Framework
14 12 (8.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) User Experience
3 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.47%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) Animation
5 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.74%) RIA
5 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.03%) Apple iOS
2 14 (10.29%) Android
3 7 (5.15%) Windows
4 4 (2.94%) Unix
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.24%) BDD
3 42 (30.88%) TDD
4 34 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 31 (22.79%) Scrum
6 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (20.59%) MVC
8 17 (12.50%) OOP
8 17 (12.50%) SDLC
9 14 (10.29%) OO
10 13 (9.56%) Data Management
11 12 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 11 (8.09%) Project Management
12 11 (8.09%) Software Testing
13 10 (7.35%) Android Development
13 10 (7.35%) Automated Testing
13 10 (7.35%) ETL
13 10 (7.35%) iOS Development
13 10 (7.35%) Test Scripting
13 10 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) JavaScript
2 39 (28.68%) SQL
3 36 (26.47%) Java
4 35 (25.74%) C#
5 11 (8.09%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.15%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.41%) Apple Swift
7 6 (4.41%) C++
8 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.68%) VB
9 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.94%) VB6
10 3 (2.21%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.47%) C
11 2 (1.47%) Groovy
11 2 (1.47%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.74%) ABAP
12 1 (0.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.94%) Degree
3 3 (2.21%) ISEB
3 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.47%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) MISRA
3 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.88%) Puppet
2 7 (5.15%) Ansible
2 7 (5.15%) Kibana
2 7 (5.15%) logstash
3 1 (0.74%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (21.32%) Oracle
2 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.62%) Sitecore
4 8 (5.88%) Google
5 7 (5.15%) Splunk
6 5 (3.68%) Perforce
7 4 (2.94%) Informatica
8 3 (2.21%) SAP
8 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.21%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.47%) Siebel
9 2 (1.47%) Telerik
10 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.74%) Renesas