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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / North West
Rank 81 93 79
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 51 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.93% 1.61% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.00% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 28
Median daily rate £356 £351 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £24.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +62.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £30.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +13.61%

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
2172 3100 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.02% 80.56% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1888 1439
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 107 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 23 £329 +1.15% 11
Cheshire +16 11 £500 +47.05% 7
Merseyside 0 7 £400 - 1
Lancashire -2 7 £255 -43.33% 4
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.09%) SQL
3 43 (32.58%) TDD
3 43 (32.58%) BDD
4 42 (31.82%) Java
5 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 40 (30.30%) .NET
6 35 (26.52%) Software Engineering
7 34 (25.76%) CSS
8 33 (25.00%) HTML
9 32 (24.24%) XML
10 31 (23.48%) C#
10 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
11 30 (22.73%) Oracle
11 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (22.73%) Git (software)
12 27 (20.45%) Web Services
13 26 (19.70%) Finance
13 26 (19.70%) Scrum
14 24 (18.18%) JUnit
14 24 (18.18%) AngularJS
15 23 (17.42%) MVC
16 21 (15.91%) SOAP
16 21 (15.91%) Jenkins
16 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (15.91%) REST
17 20 (15.15%) OO
18 19 (14.39%) Spring
19 18 (13.64%) .NET Framework
19 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET

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 8 (6.06%) CMS
2 7 (5.30%) Drupal
2 7 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (4.55%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.27%) Kentico
4 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) Confluence
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.76%) JBoss
6 1 (0.76%) Jetty
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) GitHub
1 7 (5.30%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) HTTP
1 5 (3.79%) Internet
1 5 (3.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.76%) DHCP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) FTP
2 1 (0.76%) IPsec
2 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.27%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.27%) DB2
8 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 30 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.18%) JUnit
3 21 (15.91%) Jenkins
4 14 (10.61%) Selenium
4 14 (10.61%) Subversion
5 12 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.82%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.06%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.06%) JMeter
8 7 (5.30%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.30%) Jasmine
8 7 (5.30%) Maven
9 6 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.55%) NUnit
10 5 (3.79%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (3.79%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (3.79%) VectorCAST
11 4 (3.03%) Moq
11 4 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 26 (19.70%) Finance
2 16 (12.12%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.79%) Avionics
4 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Military
6 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (65.15%) Developer
2 25 (18.94%) .NET Developer
3 19 (14.39%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Android Developer
9 6 (4.55%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.79%) iOS Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) Principal Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Principal Software Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (30.30%) .NET
2 34 (25.76%) CSS
3 33 (25.00%) HTML
4 32 (24.24%) XML
5 27 (20.45%) Web Services
6 24 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 21 (15.91%) REST
7 21 (15.91%) SOAP
8 19 (14.39%) Spring
9 18 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET
10 17 (12.88%) Ajax
11 16 (12.12%) jQuery
12 14 (10.61%) CSS3
12 14 (10.61%) Hibernate
13 13 (9.85%) HTML5
13 13 (9.85%) WCF
14 12 (9.09%) Spring Boot
15 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (8.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) User Experience
3 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.03%) Derivative
4 4 (3.03%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.52%) iPad
5 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) New Media
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.58%) Android
3 8 (6.06%) Windows
4 5 (3.79%) Unix
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.58%) BDD
2 43 (32.58%) TDD
3 35 (26.52%) Software Engineering
4 30 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (19.70%) Scrum
6 23 (17.42%) MVC
7 20 (15.15%) OO
8 18 (13.64%) SDLC
9 17 (12.88%) OOP
10 12 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.33%) Data Management
11 11 (8.33%) ETL
11 11 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 11 (8.33%) Test Scripting
12 10 (7.58%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.58%) Data Modelling
13 9 (6.82%) Integration Testing
13 9 (6.82%) Performance Testing
13 9 (6.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.09%) SQL
2 42 (31.82%) Java
3 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 31 (23.48%) C#
5 11 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 6 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.79%) Ada
7 5 (3.79%) C
7 5 (3.79%) Perl
7 5 (3.79%) Python
8 4 (3.03%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.03%) VB
8 4 (3.03%) VB6
9 3 (2.27%) C++
9 3 (2.27%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) Degree
1 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) ISEB
3 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.52%) MISRA
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (7.58%) Puppet
2 7 (5.30%) Ansible
2 7 (5.30%) Kibana
2 7 (5.30%) logstash
3 2 (1.52%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) Control-M
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (22.73%) Oracle
2 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) Google
3 10 (7.58%) Sitecore
4 7 (5.30%) Splunk
5 5 (3.79%) Perforce
6 4 (3.03%) Informatica
7 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.27%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.52%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.52%) Telerik
9 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.76%) Renesas
9 1 (0.76%) Teradata
9 1 (0.76%) VMware
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