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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 110 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 30 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 1.13% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.57% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 33
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£350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £390 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
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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
2323 2098 2161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.73% 72.07% 65.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1038 1150
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.92 £50.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Manchester -7 16 £350 +12.90% 21
Lancashire -15 8 £523 -
Cheshire -8 4 £418 +34.67% 3
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 56 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (70.13%) C#
3 51 (66.23%) TDD
4 43 (55.84%) SQL
5 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 36 (46.75%) Java
7 34 (44.16%) .NET
8 32 (41.56%) Linux
9 29 (37.66%) BDD
10 28 (36.36%) Open Source
11 27 (35.06%) HTML
11 27 (35.06%) PHP
12 26 (33.77%) Python
13 25 (32.47%) C++
13 25 (32.47%) Web Services
14 24 (31.17%) CSS
14 24 (31.17%) Ruby
14 24 (31.17%) NoSQL
15 23 (29.87%) Scala
15 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (28.57%) JSON
16 22 (28.57%) RESTful
17 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
18 15 (19.48%) WPF
18 15 (19.48%) XHTML
18 15 (19.48%) OO
18 15 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (16.88%) XML
20 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
20 11 (14.29%) Sybase

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.09%) Apache
1 7 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) nginx
3 5 (6.49%) Jetty
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.60%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.90%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) HTTP
2 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.49%) SSL
3 4 (5.19%) FTP
4 3 (3.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) DNS
4 3 (3.90%) IPsec
5 1 (1.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) OLAP
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.79%) Mercurial
3 6 (7.79%) JIRA
4 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.90%) Subversion
5 2 (2.60%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.30%) Toad
6 1 (1.30%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Grunt
General
1 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
1 2 (2.60%) Back Office
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (72.73%) Developer
2 23 (29.87%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 12 (15.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.60%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.30%) Technical Engineer
11 1 (1.30%) Java Team Leader
11 1 (1.30%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.16%) .NET
2 27 (35.06%) HTML
3 25 (32.47%) Web Services
4 24 (31.17%) CSS
5 22 (28.57%) JSON
5 22 (28.57%) RESTful
6 15 (19.48%) WPF
6 15 (19.48%) XHTML
7 13 (16.88%) XML
8 10 (12.99%) Ajax
9 9 (11.69%) HTML5
10 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
10 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
11 7 (9.09%) jQuery
11 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 7 (9.09%) CSS3
12 6 (7.79%) REST
12 6 (7.79%) WinForms
13 5 (6.49%) J2EE
13 5 (6.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.36%) Open Source
2 6 (7.79%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.49%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) UNIX
3 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (66.23%) TDD
3 29 (37.66%) BDD
4 23 (29.87%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (25.97%) Mentoring
6 15 (19.48%) OO
7 10 (12.99%) MVC
8 9 (11.69%) MVVM
8 9 (11.69%) Scrum
9 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.09%) OOP
11 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.19%) DevOps
12 4 (5.19%) OOD
13 3 (3.90%) SOA
13 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 2 (2.60%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (70.13%) C#
2 43 (55.84%) SQL
3 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 36 (46.75%) Java
5 27 (35.06%) PHP
6 26 (33.77%) Python
7 25 (32.47%) C++
8 24 (31.17%) Ruby
9 23 (29.87%) Scala
10 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
11 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.60%) VB6
12 2 (2.60%) VB
12 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Xen
1 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Sybase
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) VMware
3 3 (3.90%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) Telerik
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) webMethods
5 1 (1.30%) Northgate
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago