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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 81 76 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 80 69 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 2.12% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.77% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 18
Average daily rate £394 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £24.67 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +10.29%
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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
3086 2490 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1473 1042
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 113
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 29 £439 +43.73% 8
Manchester -27 28 £310 -4.61% 36
Lancashire -6 13 £450 +12.50% 5
Merseyside +8 8 £350 +33.33% 3
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 75 (47.47%) JavaScript
2 61 (38.61%) HTML
3 60 (37.97%) jQuery
4 58 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (35.44%) CSS
6 51 (32.28%) Java
7 50 (31.65%) XML
8 47 (29.75%) MVC
8 47 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (28.48%) Git (software)
10 44 (27.85%) HTML5
11 37 (23.42%) SQL
11 37 (23.42%) .NET
12 36 (22.78%) OO
12 36 (22.78%) Front End Development
13 30 (18.99%) SOAP
14 29 (18.35%) C#
14 29 (18.35%) Ajax
14 29 (18.35%) JSON
15 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
16 27 (17.09%) Visual Studio
16 27 (17.09%) Web Services
16 27 (17.09%) C++
17 25 (15.82%) Scrum
17 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
17 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
18 24 (15.19%) AngularJS
18 24 (15.19%) Integration Testing
18 24 (15.19%) Software Engineering
19 23 (14.56%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (10.13%) Node.js
2 12 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.80%) nginx
4 5 (3.16%) Confluence
4 5 (3.16%) IIS
4 5 (3.16%) Jetty
4 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.90%) Apache
5 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.80%) GitHub
2 6 (3.80%) Google App Engine
2 6 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) HTTP
2 10 (6.33%) FTP
3 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.80%) DHCP
4 6 (3.80%) DNS
4 6 (3.80%) IPsec
5 4 (2.53%) SMTP
6 2 (1.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
7 1 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.70%) MySQL
2 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (28.48%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.09%) Visual Studio
3 21 (13.29%) JIRA
4 17 (10.76%) Grunt
5 16 (10.13%) Jenkins
6 15 (9.49%) Jasmine
7 14 (8.86%) Subversion
8 12 (7.59%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (6.33%) MSTest
9 10 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (5.06%) Bower
10 8 (5.06%) Eclipse
10 8 (5.06%) GitLab
10 8 (5.06%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (5.06%) Protractor
10 8 (5.06%) Sublime Text
10 8 (5.06%) Visual Studio Code
11 7 (4.43%) JUnit
11 7 (4.43%) QUnit
12 6 (3.80%) ERwin
General
1 18 (11.39%) Finance
2 6 (3.80%) Banking
3 5 (3.16%) Games
4 4 (2.53%) Automotive
5 3 (1.90%) Avionics
6 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (70.25%) Developer
2 25 (15.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 23 (14.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (10.76%) .NET Developer
4 17 (10.76%) HTML Developer
4 17 (10.76%) Software Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) C# Developer
5 15 (9.49%) Java Developer
6 13 (8.23%) Consultant
7 11 (6.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (5.70%) Analyst
8 9 (5.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 9 (5.70%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.80%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.16%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.16%) ETL Developer
11 5 (3.16%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.61%) HTML
2 60 (37.97%) jQuery
3 56 (35.44%) CSS
4 50 (31.65%) XML
5 44 (27.85%) HTML5
6 37 (23.42%) .NET
7 30 (18.99%) SOAP
8 29 (18.35%) Ajax
8 29 (18.35%) JSON
9 27 (17.09%) Web Services
10 24 (15.19%) AngularJS
11 23 (14.56%) .NET Framework
12 20 (12.66%) RESTful
13 19 (12.03%) Mustache
14 18 (11.39%) ASP.NET
15 16 (10.13%) D3.js
16 15 (9.49%) Handlebars
16 15 (9.49%) Underscore.js
17 13 (8.23%) WCF
17 13 (8.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) iPad
2 6 (3.80%) Animation
3 5 (3.16%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.53%) IPTV
4 4 (2.53%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.27%) DTV
5 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.27%) STB
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.66%) Unix
2 19 (12.03%) Linux
2 19 (12.03%) Windows
3 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.53%) Android
4 4 (2.53%) Solaris
4 4 (2.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.63%) pSOS
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) webOS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.75%) Continuous Integration
2 47 (29.75%) MVC
3 36 (22.78%) Front End Development
3 36 (22.78%) OO
4 25 (15.82%) Scrum
5 24 (15.19%) Integration Testing
5 24 (15.19%) Software Engineering
6 22 (13.92%) OOP
6 22 (13.92%) TDD
7 17 (10.76%) Automated Testing
8 15 (9.49%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (8.86%) Data Modelling
9 14 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (8.23%) Web Design
11 10 (6.33%) Software Architecture
11 10 (6.33%) Test Scripting
12 9 (5.70%) OOD
12 9 (5.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.47%) JavaScript
2 51 (32.28%) Java
3 37 (23.42%) SQL
4 29 (18.35%) C#
5 27 (17.09%) C++
6 19 (12.03%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.23%) PL/SQL
8 11 (6.96%) ES6
9 8 (5.06%) Ada
10 6 (3.80%) C
11 5 (3.16%) XPath
12 4 (2.53%) Perl
12 4 (2.53%) Python
13 3 (1.90%) PHP
13 3 (1.90%) Ruby
14 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (1.27%) JSX
15 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.96%) BC Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.43%) Degree
5 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) HND
6 1 (0.63%) MCPD
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) Xen
3 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.43%) Puppet
2 3 (1.90%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) logstash
3 1 (0.63%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.92%) Oracle
3 7 (4.43%) Google
4 6 (3.80%) Informatica
4 6 (3.80%) SAP
4 6 (3.80%) VMware
5 5 (3.16%) EPiServer
5 5 (3.16%) hybris
6 4 (2.53%) Serena
6 4 (2.53%) Siebel
6 4 (2.53%) webMethods
7 3 (1.90%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.90%) IBM
8 2 (1.27%) BEA
9 1 (0.63%) Zend
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago