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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 75 78 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +34
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 83 95 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 2.11% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.58% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 20
Median daily rate £400 £453 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% +29.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £523 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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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
2953 3685 2402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.09% 81.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1879 2303 1381
Median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 142 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +9 44 £400 -15.78% 12
Cheshire -2 16 £395 +26.90% 3
Lancashire +9 12 £480 -6.79% 2
Merseyside -9 5 £388 +6.89% 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 86 (61.87%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.60%) BDD
3 60 (43.17%) TDD
4 46 (33.09%) JavaScript
5 42 (30.22%) Software Engineering
6 39 (28.06%) Git (software)
7 36 (25.90%) .NET
8 35 (25.18%) Scrum
9 34 (24.46%) HTML
10 33 (23.74%) C#
11 32 (23.02%) SQL
11 32 (23.02%) XML
12 31 (22.30%) CSS
13 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
13 30 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (20.86%) Java
15 24 (17.27%) ASP.NET
16 23 (16.55%) AngularJS
16 23 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (15.83%) Data Management
18 21 (15.11%) OOP
18 21 (15.11%) MVC
18 21 (15.11%) Jenkins
19 20 (14.39%) Oracle
19 20 (14.39%) jQuery
20 19 (13.67%) Subversion
20 19 (13.67%) REST
21 18 (12.95%) SDLC
21 18 (12.95%) Web Services
22 17 (12.23%) Apple iOS

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 (5.04%) Drupal
2 6 (4.32%) CMS
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.16%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.16%) GeoServer
4 3 (2.16%) Jetty
4 3 (2.16%) Mule
4 3 (2.16%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.44%) nginx
5 2 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.32%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) GitHub
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) Google Analytics
4 3 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) HTTP
2 5 (3.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.44%) FTP
4 1 (0.72%) CTI
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (3.60%) FileMaker
4 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.16%) GIS
6 3 (2.16%) MySQL
6 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.44%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.72%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 39 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.11%) Jenkins
3 19 (13.67%) Subversion
4 15 (10.79%) JUnit
5 12 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (7.19%) Bitbucket
6 10 (7.19%) Maven
7 8 (5.76%) Jasmine
7 8 (5.76%) JMeter
8 7 (5.04%) Gradle
8 7 (5.04%) JIRA
8 7 (5.04%) NUnit
8 7 (5.04%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.04%) Xcode
9 6 (4.32%) Selenium
10 5 (3.60%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.60%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.88%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.88%) JsTestDriver
11 4 (2.88%) QUnit
General
1 14 (10.07%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.60%) Publishing
5 2 (1.44%) Advertising
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (71.22%) Developer
2 28 (20.14%) .NET Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Software Engineer
4 14 (10.07%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Android Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Consultant
6 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.19%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (5.76%) iOS Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Principal Software Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.32%) C++ Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Drupal Consultant
10 6 (4.32%) Web Consultant
11 5 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.90%) .NET
2 34 (24.46%) HTML
3 32 (23.02%) XML
4 31 (22.30%) CSS
5 24 (17.27%) ASP.NET
6 23 (16.55%) AngularJS
7 20 (14.39%) jQuery
8 19 (13.67%) REST
9 18 (12.95%) Web Services
10 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
10 14 (10.07%) WCF
11 13 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (9.35%) HTML5
12 12 (8.63%) Ajax
13 11 (7.91%) RESTful
14 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (7.19%) React
15 9 (6.47%) Entity Framework
15 9 (6.47%) SOAP
15 9 (6.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.79%) User Experience
3 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.32%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.88%) Animation
6 2 (1.44%) iPad
6 2 (1.44%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.23%) Apple iOS
2 16 (11.51%) Android
3 5 (3.60%) Windows
4 4 (2.88%) Unix
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.16%) Linux
6 1 (0.72%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (61.87%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.60%) BDD
3 60 (43.17%) TDD
4 42 (30.22%) Software Engineering
5 35 (25.18%) Scrum
6 30 (21.58%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (15.83%) Data Management
8 21 (15.11%) MVC
8 21 (15.11%) OOP
9 18 (12.95%) SDLC
10 13 (9.35%) Mentoring
11 12 (8.63%) Android Development
11 12 (8.63%) OO
11 12 (8.63%) Software Testing
12 11 (7.91%) Front End Development
12 11 (7.91%) iOS Development
13 10 (7.19%) Project Management
13 10 (7.19%) SFIA
14 9 (6.47%) ETL
14 9 (6.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.09%) JavaScript
2 33 (23.74%) C#
3 32 (23.02%) SQL
4 29 (20.86%) Java
5 11 (7.91%) C++
5 11 (7.91%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.76%) Objective-C
7 7 (5.04%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.32%) Python
9 5 (3.60%) VB
10 4 (2.88%) PHP
10 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.88%) VB6
11 3 (2.16%) C
11 3 (2.16%) Go
11 3 (2.16%) Ruby
12 2 (1.44%) Groovy
12 2 (1.44%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.16%) Degree
3 3 (2.16%) ISEB
3 3 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) Siebel Certification
5 1 (0.72%) MCP
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) MISRA
3 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Ansible
1 4 (2.88%) Kibana
1 4 (2.88%) logstash
1 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Oracle
2 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.60%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.88%) Google
4 4 (2.88%) Splunk
5 3 (2.16%) ESRI
5 3 (2.16%) Informatica
5 3 (2.16%) Perforce
5 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.44%) Renesas
6 2 (1.44%) Siebel
6 2 (1.44%) Telerik
6 2 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) SAP
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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