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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 70 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 63 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.57% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.14% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 15
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£325 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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
2315 2011 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.84% 73.39% 66.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1028 923
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 104 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015. 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 30 £325 -3.70% 37
Lancashire -5 14 £400 +45.45% 4
Cheshire 0 13 £311 -7.08% 2
Merseyside -7 3 £263 -12.50% 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (40.66%) Java
3 33 (36.26%) HTML
3 33 (36.26%) .NET
4 31 (34.07%) JavaScript
4 31 (34.07%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (30.77%) TDD
6 26 (28.57%) SQL
7 25 (27.47%) CSS
8 23 (25.27%) XML
9 20 (21.98%) OO
10 19 (20.88%) C#
10 19 (20.88%) MVC
11 17 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (18.68%) Git (software)
12 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
12 16 (17.58%) OOP
13 14 (15.38%) Linux
13 14 (15.38%) UNIX
13 14 (15.38%) J2EE
14 13 (14.29%) Subversion
14 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 13 (14.29%) HTML5
15 12 (13.19%) jQuery
15 12 (13.19%) Web Services
15 12 (13.19%) Regression Testing
15 12 (13.19%) Scrum
16 11 (12.09%) XSLT
17 10 (10.99%) .NET Framework
17 10 (10.99%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.79%) IIS
3 7 (7.69%) Apache
3 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.59%) Jetty
4 6 (6.59%) nginx
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.20%) JBoss
6 2 (2.20%) CICS
6 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.30%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.40%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.30%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) HTTP
2 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.59%) SSL
3 5 (5.49%) FTP
4 4 (4.40%) DHCP
4 4 (4.40%) DNS
4 4 (4.40%) IPsec
5 2 (2.20%) ATM
6 1 (1.10%) SMTP
6 1 (1.10%) Internet
6 1 (1.10%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) MySQL
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.40%) Big Data
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (4.40%) SQLPlus
7 3 (3.30%) DB2
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.29%) Subversion
3 9 (9.89%) JUnit
3 9 (9.89%) JIRA
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
6 5 (5.49%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.30%) Maven
7 3 (3.30%) Hudson
8 2 (2.20%) PHPUnit
8 2 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.10%) Toad
9 1 (1.10%) ERwin
9 1 (1.10%) StarTeam
9 1 (1.10%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.10%) NUnit
9 1 (1.10%) RSpec
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (63.74%) Developer
2 11 (12.09%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.99%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.59%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Integrator
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.30%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (36.26%) HTML
1 33 (36.26%) .NET
2 25 (27.47%) CSS
3 23 (25.27%) XML
4 14 (15.38%) J2EE
5 13 (14.29%) HTML5
6 12 (13.19%) jQuery
6 12 (13.19%) Web Services
7 11 (12.09%) XSLT
8 10 (10.99%) .NET Framework
8 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
9 9 (9.89%) XML Schema
9 9 (9.89%) REST
9 9 (9.89%) CSS3
10 8 (8.79%) Ajax
10 8 (8.79%) Saxon XSLT
10 8 (8.79%) JSP
11 7 (7.69%) SOAP
11 7 (7.69%) Spring
11 7 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Open Source
1 4 (4.40%) Digital Media
1 4 (4.40%) iSeries
2 3 (3.30%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.30%) Reference Data
2 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.30%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.30%) iPad
2 3 (3.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.20%) STB
3 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) DTV
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Linux
1 14 (15.38%) UNIX
2 8 (8.79%) Windows
3 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.40%) VMS
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) VME
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.20%) HPUX
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (30.77%) TDD
4 20 (21.98%) OO
5 19 (20.88%) MVC
6 17 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.58%) OOP
8 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.19%) Regression Testing
9 12 (13.19%) Scrum
10 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
10 9 (9.89%) Integration Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Project Management
12 7 (7.69%) Data Modelling
12 7 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.69%) Kanban
12 7 (7.69%) System Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Automated Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (5.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.66%) Java
2 31 (34.07%) JavaScript
3 26 (28.57%) SQL
4 19 (20.88%) C#
5 9 (9.89%) PHP
6 8 (8.79%) XQuery
7 7 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 7 (7.69%) Scala
8 3 (3.30%) Python
8 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.20%) Perl
9 2 (2.20%) COBOL
9 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) C++
10 1 (1.10%) VB
10 1 (1.10%) Ruby
10 1 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ISEB
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) MCPD
4 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.99%) Oracle
3 5 (5.49%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Google
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 3 (3.30%) Perforce
5 3 (3.30%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) hybris
6 2 (2.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.10%) webMethods
7 1 (1.10%) Borland
7 1 (1.10%) Sybase
7 1 (1.10%) Northgate
7 1 (1.10%) Capita
7 1 (1.10%) Telerik
7 1 (1.10%) Zend
7 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
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