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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 109 84 115
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 50 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.66% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 6
Average daily rate
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£358 £463 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +29.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 -14 17 £375 +15.38% 19
Merseyside - 14 £400 - 2
Cheshire -20 8 £334 -34.55% 7
Lancashire +7 4 £325 -32.81% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 86 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (44.55%) JavaScript
3 48 (43.64%) SQL
4 41 (37.27%) .NET
4 41 (37.27%) MVC
5 39 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (33.64%) jQuery
7 36 (32.73%) C#
8 34 (30.91%) HTML
9 30 (27.27%) CSS
10 29 (26.36%) SDLC
11 28 (25.45%) Scrum
11 28 (25.45%) Git (software)
12 27 (24.55%) Java
13 25 (22.73%) TDD
13 25 (22.73%) LINQ
14 24 (21.82%) Ajax
15 21 (19.09%) Linux
15 21 (19.09%) WCF
16 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
17 19 (17.27%) MySQL
17 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
18 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
18 18 (16.36%) .NET Framework
18 18 (16.36%) Entity Framework
19 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
19 16 (14.55%) J2EE
19 16 (14.55%) OO
20 15 (13.64%) XML
20 15 (13.64%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (10.00%) Apache
2 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.18%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.27%) nginx
4 7 (6.36%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (6.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) Jetty
6 4 (3.64%) Node.js
7 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
9 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.45%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (4.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) DHCP
1 6 (5.45%) FTP
1 6 (5.45%) HTTP
1 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
1 6 (5.45%) DNS
1 6 (5.45%) IPsec
2 4 (3.64%) SSL
3 1 (0.91%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) MySQL
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.36%) MS Access
3 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.36%) RavenDB
4 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.82%) Big Data
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.55%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.91%) Subversion
4 10 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.18%) Selenium
6 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (6.36%) ReSharper
7 6 (5.45%) JUnit
7 6 (5.45%) JIRA
8 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.64%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.64%) Hudson
10 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.73%) WiX
10 3 (2.73%) Cactus
10 3 (2.73%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.82%) PhpStorm
11 2 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.64%) Electronics
3 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 3 (2.73%) Back Office
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.91%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 87 (79.09%) Developer
2 24 (21.82%) .NET Developer
3 12 (10.91%) C# Developer
4 11 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 9 (8.18%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (4.55%) Consultant
7 4 (3.64%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (2.73%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Developer
8 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (1.82%) Team Leader
9 2 (1.82%) C++ Developer
9 2 (1.82%) QA Engineer
9 2 (1.82%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (1.82%) Test Engineer
9 2 (1.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (37.27%) .NET
2 37 (33.64%) jQuery
3 34 (30.91%) HTML
4 30 (27.27%) CSS
5 25 (22.73%) LINQ
6 24 (21.82%) Ajax
7 21 (19.09%) WCF
8 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 18 (16.36%) .NET Framework
9 18 (16.36%) Entity Framework
10 16 (14.55%) J2EE
11 15 (13.64%) XML
11 15 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (13.64%) HTML5
12 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (10.00%) Servlets
12 11 (10.00%) SOAP
12 11 (10.00%) Web Services
13 10 (9.09%) Backbone.js
14 9 (8.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) User Experience
3 4 (3.64%) DTV
3 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.73%) Web 2.0
4 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.82%) NHS
5 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Tandem
6 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Linux
2 8 (7.27%) UNIX
3 7 (6.36%) Windows
4 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.27%) MVC
3 39 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (26.36%) SDLC
5 28 (25.45%) Scrum
6 25 (22.73%) TDD
7 16 (14.55%) OO
8 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering
9 13 (11.82%) OOP
10 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.18%) BDD
11 9 (8.18%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.27%) Configuration Management
12 8 (7.27%) SOA
12 8 (7.27%) Analytics
13 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (6.36%) CQRS
13 7 (6.36%) Domain-Driven Design
14 6 (5.45%) Open Source
14 6 (5.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.55%) JavaScript
2 48 (43.64%) SQL
3 36 (32.73%) C#
4 27 (24.55%) Java
5 14 (12.73%) PHP
6 7 (6.36%) VB
6 7 (6.36%) Ruby
7 6 (5.45%) PHP5
7 6 (5.45%) VBScript
7 6 (5.45%) Python
8 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.55%) C
8 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.73%) Scala
9 3 (2.73%) XPath
9 3 (2.73%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.73%) C++
9 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.82%) Perl
10 2 (1.82%) Ada
Qualifications
1 15 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.91%) HND
3 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.18%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.64%) Xen
3 2 (1.82%) QEMU
3 2 (1.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Capistrano
1 5 (4.55%) Puppet
1 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.73%) Oracle
3 11 (10.00%) Google
4 8 (7.27%) VMware
5 5 (4.55%) SAP
5 5 (4.55%) New Relic
6 3 (2.73%) IBM
6 3 (2.73%) Perforce
7 2 (1.82%) hybris
7 2 (1.82%) Twitter
8 1 (0.91%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.91%) Tableau
8 1 (0.91%) Adobe
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
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