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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 91 86 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.49% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.04% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 7
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£325 £465 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
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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
2778 2203 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 73.14% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 94 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 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 6 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 -3 19 £338 +3.84% 16
Cheshire -6 15 £325 -36.27% 14
Merseyside -1 13 £400 +14.28% 8
Lancashire +8 9 £300 -37.98% 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 85 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (42.98%) SQL
3 48 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 44 (38.60%) MVC
5 42 (36.84%) .NET
5 42 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (32.46%) jQuery
6 37 (32.46%) C#
7 33 (28.95%) HTML
8 29 (25.44%) CSS
9 28 (24.56%) Scrum
10 27 (23.68%) Java
10 27 (23.68%) Git (software)
10 27 (23.68%) SDLC
11 26 (22.81%) LINQ
12 24 (21.05%) TDD
12 24 (21.05%) Ajax
13 21 (18.42%) WCF
14 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
15 19 (16.67%) MySQL
15 19 (16.67%) Linux
16 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
16 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
16 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
16 18 (15.79%) Entity Framework
17 17 (14.91%) Visual Studio
17 17 (14.91%) PHP
17 17 (14.91%) OOP
17 17 (14.91%) OO
17 17 (14.91%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 12 (10.53%) Apache
2 9 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (5.26%) nginx
4 6 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.51%) IIS
5 4 (3.51%) Jetty
5 4 (3.51%) Node.js
6 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.75%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.51%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) DHCP
1 4 (3.51%) FTP
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
1 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.51%) DNS
1 4 (3.51%) SSL
1 4 (3.51%) IPsec
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) MySQL
2 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.02%) RavenDB
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.14%) MS Access
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.75%) Big Data
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.91%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.77%) Subversion
4 8 (7.02%) ReSharper
4 8 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.14%) Selenium
5 7 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.26%) JUnit
6 6 (5.26%) JIRA
7 5 (4.39%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.51%) Hudson
8 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.63%) Cactus
9 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.63%) WiX
9 3 (2.63%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.75%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.75%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (11.40%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.89%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.51%) Electronics
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Back Office
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 90 (78.95%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.40%) PHP Developer
4 12 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Developer
10 2 (1.75%) Team Leader
10 2 (1.75%) QA Engineer
10 2 (1.75%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (1.75%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (1.75%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.75%) Architect
10 2 (1.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) .NET
2 37 (32.46%) jQuery
3 33 (28.95%) HTML
4 29 (25.44%) CSS
5 26 (22.81%) LINQ
6 24 (21.05%) Ajax
7 21 (18.42%) WCF
8 20 (17.54%) ASP.NET
9 18 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 18 (15.79%) Entity Framework
10 17 (14.91%) XML
11 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (12.28%) J2EE
13 13 (11.40%) SOAP
13 13 (11.40%) Web Services
14 11 (9.65%) HTML5
14 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (8.77%) Backbone.js
16 9 (7.89%) REST
16 9 (7.89%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.51%) DTV
2 4 (3.51%) iSeries
3 3 (2.63%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) NHS
4 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) UNIX
3 5 (4.39%) Windows
4 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.75%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (74.56%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.60%) MVC
3 42 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (24.56%) Scrum
5 27 (23.68%) SDLC
6 24 (21.05%) TDD
7 17 (14.91%) OOP
7 17 (14.91%) OO
8 13 (11.40%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.89%) System Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.02%) CQRS
10 8 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (7.02%) SOA
11 7 (6.14%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.26%) Open Source
12 6 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.98%) SQL
2 48 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 37 (32.46%) C#
4 27 (23.68%) Java
5 17 (14.91%) PHP
6 7 (6.14%) VB
7 6 (5.26%) VBScript
7 6 (5.26%) Python
7 6 (5.26%) PHP5
8 5 (4.39%) Scala
8 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.39%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.39%) C
9 4 (3.51%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.51%) Ruby
10 3 (2.63%) XPath
10 3 (2.63%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.63%) C++
11 2 (1.75%) Perl
11 2 (1.75%) Ada
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.88%) HND
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.51%) Xen
3 2 (1.75%) QEMU
3 2 (1.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) SCOM
1 3 (2.63%) Puppet
1 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.75%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.16%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) VMware
3 6 (5.26%) Google
4 4 (3.51%) SAP
5 3 (2.63%) IBM
5 3 (2.63%) Perforce
6 2 (1.75%) New Relic
6 2 (1.75%) Twitter
6 2 (1.75%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) Tableau
7 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
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