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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 107 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 1.49% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.94% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 27
Median daily rate £420 £325 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -29.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £428 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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England

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
3041 2840 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.07% 76.92% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1679 1251
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 97
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -4 28 £370 +9.62% 23
Cheshire -6 16 £490 +48.48% 9
Merseyside -8 3 £350 -12.50% 3
Lancashire -11 1 £388 +29.16% 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 78 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.51%) JavaScript
3 42 (30.43%) HTML
4 41 (29.71%) TDD
5 38 (27.54%) CSS
6 35 (25.36%) Java
6 35 (25.36%) Software Engineering
7 34 (24.64%) Git (software)
7 34 (24.64%) .NET
8 33 (23.91%) XML
8 33 (23.91%) jQuery
8 33 (23.91%) BDD
9 32 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (22.46%) C++
10 31 (22.46%) MVC
10 31 (22.46%) Scrum
11 29 (21.01%) C#
11 29 (21.01%) SQL
12 28 (20.29%) SQL Server
13 25 (18.12%) OO
14 22 (15.94%) OOP
14 22 (15.94%) Oracle
14 22 (15.94%) HTML5
15 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
16 20 (14.49%) AngularJS
17 19 (13.77%) Front End Development
18 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (13.04%) Integration Testing
19 17 (12.32%) Automated Testing
19 17 (12.32%) Ajax

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 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.62%) Confluence
2 5 (3.62%) Jetty
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (2.90%) CMS
3 4 (2.90%) Mule
4 3 (2.17%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.17%) Drupal
4 3 (2.17%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (1.45%) nginx
5 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (3.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) GitHub
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.45%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.45%) DHCP
3 2 (1.45%) DNS
3 2 (1.45%) FTP
3 2 (1.45%) IPsec
4 1 (0.72%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) MySQL
3 8 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.90%) FileMaker
6 3 (2.17%) GIS
6 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.45%) DataStage
7 2 (1.45%) Redis
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 34 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.87%) Subversion
3 14 (10.14%) JIRA
4 13 (9.42%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.25%) JUnit
6 8 (5.80%) ERwin
7 7 (5.07%) Maven
7 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 6 (4.35%) QUnit
8 6 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.62%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.62%) Gradle
9 5 (3.62%) Mockito
9 5 (3.62%) PeopleTools
10 4 (2.90%) JsTestDriver
10 4 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (2.17%) Android Studio
11 3 (2.17%) Grunt
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Games
3 5 (3.62%) Publishing
4 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.45%) Avionics
4 2 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (68.84%) Developer
2 18 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) .NET Developer
3 14 (10.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (9.42%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (7.25%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.25%) Technical Leader
7 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.80%) HTML Developer
9 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.07%) ETL Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Android Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Consultant
10 6 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.43%) HTML
2 38 (27.54%) CSS
3 34 (24.64%) .NET
4 33 (23.91%) jQuery
4 33 (23.91%) XML
5 22 (15.94%) HTML5
6 20 (14.49%) AngularJS
7 17 (12.32%) .NET Framework
7 17 (12.32%) Ajax
8 14 (10.14%) ASP.NET
8 14 (10.14%) RESTful
8 14 (10.14%) Web Services
9 13 (9.42%) JSON
9 13 (9.42%) WCF
10 12 (8.70%) SOAP
10 12 (8.70%) Spring
11 11 (7.97%) CSS3
12 9 (6.52%) Backbone.js
12 9 (6.52%) REST
13 8 (5.80%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) User Experience
3 6 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.62%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.62%) iPad
5 4 (2.90%) Animation
6 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.45%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Android
2 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.35%) Linux
4 5 (3.62%) Unix
5 3 (2.17%) Windows
6 2 (1.45%) ThreadX
6 2 (1.45%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.72%) pSOS
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.71%) TDD
3 35 (25.36%) Software Engineering
4 33 (23.91%) BDD
5 32 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (22.46%) MVC
6 31 (22.46%) Scrum
7 25 (18.12%) OO
8 22 (15.94%) OOP
9 19 (13.77%) Front End Development
10 18 (13.04%) Integration Testing
11 17 (12.32%) Automated Testing
12 16 (11.59%) Web Development
13 15 (10.87%) SDLC
14 14 (10.14%) Data Modelling
15 13 (9.42%) Functional Testing
16 11 (7.97%) Project Management
16 11 (7.97%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (7.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.51%) JavaScript
2 35 (25.36%) Java
3 31 (22.46%) C++
4 29 (21.01%) C#
4 29 (21.01%) SQL
5 13 (9.42%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.80%) Python
8 7 (5.07%) C
8 7 (5.07%) PHP
9 6 (4.35%) Ruby
10 5 (3.62%) Go
10 5 (3.62%) PeopleCode
10 5 (3.62%) SQR
11 4 (2.90%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.17%) Ada
12 3 (2.17%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.45%) Groovy
13 2 (1.45%) Perl
14 1 (0.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.45%) PhD
6 1 (0.72%) HND
6 1 (0.72%) MCP
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.45%) MISRA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Firmware
1 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Oracle
2 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.25%) PeopleSoft
4 7 (5.07%) Informatica
4 7 (5.07%) SAP
5 6 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.62%) hybris
7 4 (2.90%) Google
8 3 (2.17%) ESRI
8 3 (2.17%) Serena
9 2 (1.45%) Renesas
9 2 (1.45%) Siebel
9 2 (1.45%) VMware
10 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.72%) Twitter
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