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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 84 104 90
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 52 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.86% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.23% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 32
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£425 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £365 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
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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
2236 2039 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.43% 64.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1033 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 109
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £49.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 +5 20 £325 +4.83% 13
Cheshire +6 17 £510 +64.51% 6
Lancashire - 8 £484 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 5
Cumbria - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 72 (85.71%) C#
2 61 (72.62%) TDD
3 51 (60.71%) JavaScript
4 47 (55.95%) SQL
5 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (51.19%) .NET
7 37 (44.05%) HTML
8 32 (38.10%) CSS
9 31 (36.90%) Web Services
9 31 (36.90%) Java
10 29 (34.52%) Linux
11 27 (32.14%) BDD
12 26 (30.95%) Python
13 25 (29.76%) C++
13 25 (29.76%) PHP
13 25 (29.76%) Open Source
14 24 (28.57%) Ruby
14 24 (28.57%) NoSQL
15 23 (27.38%) Scala
15 23 (27.38%) WPF
15 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (25.00%) JSON
17 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (22.62%) RESTful
18 18 (21.43%) Scrum
19 16 (19.05%) Sybase
19 16 (19.05%) XML
20 15 (17.86%) MVC
21 14 (16.67%) VB.NET
21 14 (16.67%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.38%) Apache
2 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP HCM
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) PaaS
1 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.52%) RavenDB
4 7 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) MySQL
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.19%) OLAP
7 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.10%) Visual Studio
4 8 (9.52%) ReSharper
5 4 (4.76%) JIRA
5 4 (4.76%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.19%) Subversion
7 1 (1.19%) Moq
7 1 (1.19%) Grunt
7 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (84.52%) Developer
2 35 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 12 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.33%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (2.38%) C++/Java Developer
11 2 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (2.38%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (51.19%) .NET
2 37 (44.05%) HTML
3 32 (38.10%) CSS
4 31 (36.90%) Web Services
5 23 (27.38%) WPF
6 21 (25.00%) JSON
7 19 (22.62%) RESTful
8 16 (19.05%) XML
9 13 (15.48%) XHTML
10 12 (14.29%) jQuery
11 10 (11.90%) WinForms
11 10 (11.90%) Backbone.js
12 9 (10.71%) Ajax
13 8 (9.52%) Hibernate
13 8 (9.52%) LINQ
13 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (9.52%) REST
14 6 (7.14%) SOAP
14 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Open Source
2 10 (11.90%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (9.52%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (72.62%) TDD
2 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.14%) BDD
4 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (21.43%) Scrum
6 15 (17.86%) MVC
7 13 (15.48%) OOP
7 13 (15.48%) MVVM
8 9 (10.71%) OO
9 8 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (8.33%) CQRS
11 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.95%) CRM
13 3 (3.57%) OOD
13 3 (3.57%) SOA
13 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
14 2 (2.38%) DevOps
14 2 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (2.38%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 72 (85.71%) C#
2 51 (60.71%) JavaScript
3 47 (55.95%) SQL
4 31 (36.90%) Java
5 26 (30.95%) Python
6 25 (29.76%) C++
6 25 (29.76%) PHP
7 24 (28.57%) Ruby
8 23 (27.38%) Scala
9 14 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 13 (15.48%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.57%) Apex Code
12 2 (2.38%) VB
12 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.38%) VB6
13 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Sybase
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Telerik
3 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.38%) SAP
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