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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 83 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 48 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.11% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.50% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £380 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
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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
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +6 27 £314 +30.72% 15
Lancashire -12 11 £515 -
Cheshire 0 7 £310 +3.33% 10
Merseyside -4 1 - - 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (54.00%) TDD
3 52 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 50 (50.00%) C#
4 50 (50.00%) Java
5 46 (46.00%) SQL
6 39 (39.00%) HTML
7 36 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (34.00%) .NET
8 34 (34.00%) Linux
9 30 (30.00%) CSS
10 29 (29.00%) PHP
11 28 (28.00%) Web Services
11 28 (28.00%) BDD
12 27 (27.00%) Open Source
12 27 (27.00%) Python
13 24 (24.00%) C++
13 24 (24.00%) Scala
14 23 (23.00%) RESTful
14 23 (23.00%) NoSQL
14 23 (23.00%) JSON
14 23 (23.00%) XML
15 22 (22.00%) OO
15 22 (22.00%) Ruby
16 19 (19.00%) Mentoring
17 17 (17.00%) Git (software)
18 16 (16.00%) Scrum
19 15 (15.00%) MVC
20 14 (14.00%) XHTML
20 14 (14.00%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 8 (8.00%) Apache
1 8 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.00%) IIS
3 6 (6.00%) nginx
3 6 (6.00%) Jetty
4 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) HTTP
2 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.00%) SSL
3 5 (5.00%) FTP
4 4 (4.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (1.00%) AMQP
5 1 (1.00%) Internet
5 1 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (5.00%) MySQL
5 4 (4.00%) Big Data
6 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.00%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (17.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
3 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.00%) Subversion
4 6 (6.00%) Mercurial
5 5 (5.00%) JUnit
6 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.00%) Hudson
7 3 (3.00%) Maven
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.00%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.00%) Selenium
9 1 (1.00%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Banking
2 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (71.00%) Developer
2 19 (19.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (16.00%) C# Developer
4 14 (14.00%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.00%) WPF Developer
9 4 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (39.00%) HTML
2 34 (34.00%) .NET
3 30 (30.00%) CSS
4 28 (28.00%) Web Services
5 23 (23.00%) RESTful
5 23 (23.00%) JSON
5 23 (23.00%) XML
6 14 (14.00%) XHTML
6 14 (14.00%) HTML5
7 13 (13.00%) ASP.NET
8 12 (12.00%) J2EE
9 11 (11.00%) Ajax
9 11 (11.00%) .NET Framework
10 10 (10.00%) jQuery
10 10 (10.00%) REST
11 9 (9.00%) CSS3
11 9 (9.00%) WPF
12 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.00%) Hibernate
13 7 (7.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Open Source
2 6 (6.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.00%) STB
5 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) DTV
5 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 5 (5.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.00%) VME
4 2 (2.00%) Android
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.00%) HPUX
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (54.00%) TDD
3 36 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (28.00%) BDD
5 22 (22.00%) OO
6 19 (19.00%) Mentoring
7 16 (16.00%) Scrum
8 15 (15.00%) MVC
9 12 (12.00%) OOP
10 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.00%) MVVM
13 6 (6.00%) OOD
13 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.00%) Automated Testing
14 5 (5.00%) Integration Testing
14 5 (5.00%) SOA
14 5 (5.00%) DevOps
15 4 (4.00%) ATDD
15 4 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 50 (50.00%) C#
2 50 (50.00%) Java
3 46 (46.00%) SQL
4 29 (29.00%) PHP
5 27 (27.00%) Python
6 24 (24.00%) C++
6 24 (24.00%) Scala
7 22 (22.00%) Ruby
8 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.00%) XQuery
10 2 (2.00%) VB
10 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.00%) COBOL
10 2 (2.00%) VB6
10 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.00%) MCPD
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Xen
1 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) SAP
2 5 (5.00%) Sybase
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) VMware
3 4 (4.00%) Google
4 2 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.00%) Telerik
5 1 (1.00%) Northgate
5 1 (1.00%) Capita
5 1 (1.00%) Zend
5 1 (1.00%) webMethods
5 1 (1.00%) Borland
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago