The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 80 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 50 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 0.64% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 0.90% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 21
Average daily rate
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£463 £356 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.89% +7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Cheshire +9 18 £510 +29.52% 2
Manchester - 18 £325 - 10
Lancashire - 8 £484 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 6
Cumbria - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 81 (89.01%) C#
2 68 (74.73%) TDD
3 55 (60.44%) SQL
4 54 (59.34%) JavaScript
5 48 (52.75%) .NET
6 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (43.96%) HTML
8 37 (40.66%) Web Services
9 36 (39.56%) CSS
9 36 (39.56%) Java
10 31 (34.07%) Linux
11 27 (29.67%) BDD
12 26 (28.57%) Python
12 26 (28.57%) WPF
13 25 (27.47%) C++
13 25 (27.47%) PHP
13 25 (27.47%) Open Source
14 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (26.37%) NoSQL
14 24 (26.37%) Ruby
15 23 (25.27%) Scala
16 22 (24.18%) Scrum
16 22 (24.18%) XML
17 21 (23.08%) JSON
18 19 (20.88%) T-SQL
18 19 (20.88%) RESTful
19 18 (19.78%) Team Foundation Server
20 17 (18.68%) MVC
21 16 (17.58%) Sybase
22 15 (16.48%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.20%) Apache
2 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.20%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) PaaS
1 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.37%) NoSQL
2 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.89%) RavenDB
4 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.20%) MySQL
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (13.19%) Git (software)
3 11 (12.09%) Visual Studio
4 9 (9.89%) ReSharper
5 7 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.10%) Subversion
6 1 (1.10%) JIRA
6 1 (1.10%) Selenium
6 1 (1.10%) JUnit
6 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.10%) Moq
6 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.10%) Grunt
General
1 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 77 (84.62%) Developer
2 37 (40.66%) .NET Developer
3 17 (18.68%) C# Developer
4 11 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.79%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.69%) WPF Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.40%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (2.20%) C# Application Developer
11 2 (2.20%) C++/Java Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (52.75%) .NET
2 40 (43.96%) HTML
3 37 (40.66%) Web Services
4 36 (39.56%) CSS
5 26 (28.57%) WPF
6 22 (24.18%) XML
7 21 (23.08%) JSON
8 19 (20.88%) RESTful
9 13 (14.29%) jQuery
9 13 (14.29%) SOAP
9 13 (14.29%) WinForms
10 11 (12.09%) REST
10 11 (12.09%) Backbone.js
11 10 (10.99%) XHTML
12 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
12 9 (9.89%) WCF
12 9 (9.89%) Ajax
12 9 (9.89%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (9.89%) LINQ
13 8 (8.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.47%) Open Source
2 10 (10.99%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (8.79%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.07%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) UNIX
2 4 (4.40%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (74.73%) TDD
2 43 (47.25%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (29.67%) BDD
4 24 (26.37%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (24.18%) Scrum
6 17 (18.68%) MVC
7 15 (16.48%) OOP
8 13 (14.29%) MVVM
9 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
10 9 (9.89%) Domain-Driven Design
10 9 (9.89%) OO
10 9 (9.89%) CRM
11 8 (8.79%) CQRS
12 6 (6.59%) OOD
12 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.40%) Pair Programming
13 4 (4.40%) Requirements Management
14 3 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
15 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 81 (89.01%) C#
2 55 (60.44%) SQL
3 54 (59.34%) JavaScript
4 36 (39.56%) Java
5 26 (28.57%) Python
6 25 (27.47%) PHP
6 25 (27.47%) C++
7 24 (26.37%) Ruby
8 23 (25.27%) Scala
9 19 (20.88%) T-SQL
10 14 (15.38%) VB.NET
11 7 (7.69%) Apex Code
12 2 (2.20%) VB6
12 2 (2.20%) VB
13 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) MCP
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.30%) MCTS
2 3 (3.30%) MCPD
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
1 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Sybase
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.30%) Telerik
5 2 (2.20%) SAP
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