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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 81 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 68 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.63% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.26% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £390 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
Unit Testing
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
2540 1995 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 72.28% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1017 860
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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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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
Manchester +1 35 £325 -10.34% 37
Lancashire +1 15 £400 +45.45% 2
Cheshire -9 14 £300 -18.29% 11
Merseyside - 3 £263 - 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.93%) Java
3 41 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (33.62%) .NET
5 38 (32.76%) HTML
6 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
6 37 (31.90%) SQL
7 33 (28.45%) MVC
8 32 (27.59%) XML
9 31 (26.72%) CSS
10 30 (25.86%) TDD
11 27 (23.28%) C#
12 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
13 23 (19.83%) jQuery
14 21 (18.10%) Scrum
14 21 (18.10%) Linux
15 20 (17.24%) OO
15 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
16 18 (15.52%) J2EE
16 18 (15.52%) MySQL
17 17 (14.66%) PHP
17 17 (14.66%) OOP
17 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (13.79%) UNIX
19 15 (12.93%) Web Services
19 15 (12.93%) Subversion
20 14 (12.07%) Software Engineering
20 14 (12.07%) QA
21 13 (11.21%) Degree
21 13 (11.21%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (10.34%) Apache
2 11 (9.48%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.90%) IIS
3 8 (6.90%) nginx
4 6 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.17%) Jetty
5 5 (4.31%) Confluence
6 2 (1.72%) Node.js
6 2 (1.72%) CICS
6 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.72%) JBoss
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.31%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.59%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.86%) Magento
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (3.45%) Google App Engine
1 4 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.59%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) HTTP
2 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.17%) SSL
3 5 (4.31%) FTP
4 4 (3.45%) DHCP
4 4 (3.45%) DNS
4 4 (3.45%) IPsec
5 2 (1.72%) ATM
6 1 (0.86%) SMTP
6 1 (0.86%) Internet
6 1 (0.86%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) MySQL
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (3.45%) MS Access
8 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.45%) SQLPlus
8 4 (3.45%) RavenDB
8 4 (3.45%) Big Data
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.59%) DB2
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.93%) Subversion
3 12 (10.34%) JUnit
4 9 (7.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (6.03%) JIRA
7 6 (5.17%) Selenium
7 6 (5.17%) Hudson
8 5 (4.31%) ReSharper
8 5 (4.31%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.59%) Maven
11 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.72%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.86%) Moq
12 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.62%) Finance
3 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Electronics
4 3 (2.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.86%) Local Government
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (71.55%) Developer
2 15 (12.93%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 8 (6.90%) Test Manager
4 8 (6.90%) PHP Developer
5 6 (5.17%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.17%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Hybris Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Systems Integrator
7 4 (3.45%) Systems Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.59%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) ETL Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.62%) .NET
2 38 (32.76%) HTML
3 32 (27.59%) XML
4 31 (26.72%) CSS
5 23 (19.83%) jQuery
6 18 (15.52%) J2EE
7 15 (12.93%) Web Services
8 13 (11.21%) SOAP
8 13 (11.21%) Ajax
8 13 (11.21%) REST
9 12 (10.34%) XSLT
10 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET
10 11 (9.48%) .NET Framework
10 11 (9.48%) Spring
10 11 (9.48%) HTML5
11 10 (8.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (8.62%) LINQ
11 10 (8.62%) JSP
12 9 (7.76%) XML Schema
12 9 (7.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
1 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.45%) Digital Media
2 4 (3.45%) Open Source
2 4 (3.45%) iSeries
3 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.59%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.59%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.59%) DTV
3 3 (2.59%) iPad
4 2 (1.72%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.72%) STB
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.10%) Linux
2 16 (13.79%) UNIX
3 11 (9.48%) Windows
4 4 (3.45%) VMS
4 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.59%) Android
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.72%) VME
6 2 (1.72%) HPUX
7 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.34%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (28.45%) MVC
4 30 (25.86%) TDD
5 21 (18.10%) Scrum
6 20 (17.24%) OO
7 17 (14.66%) OOP
7 17 (14.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (12.07%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 11 (9.48%) Integration Testing
11 10 (8.62%) System Testing
12 9 (7.76%) Configuration Management
13 8 (6.90%) Project Management
13 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.90%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.90%) Kanban
14 7 (6.03%) Automated Testing
14 7 (6.03%) BDD
14 7 (6.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.93%) Java
2 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
2 37 (31.90%) SQL
3 27 (23.28%) C#
4 17 (14.66%) PHP
5 8 (6.90%) XQuery
6 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.03%) Scala
7 5 (4.31%) VB
8 4 (3.45%) Python
8 4 (3.45%) VBScript
9 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Perl
10 2 (1.72%) COBOL
10 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.72%) Ruby
10 2 (1.72%) PHP5
11 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.86%) VB6
11 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.86%) HND
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.86%) MCPD
6 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) VCP4
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Xen
1 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) SAP
3 5 (4.31%) HP
3 5 (4.31%) hybris
4 4 (3.45%) VMware
4 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (2.59%) Perforce
6 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) Sybase
7 1 (0.86%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.86%) Borland
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe
7 1 (0.86%) Zend
7 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.86%) webMethods
7 1 (0.86%) Telerik
7 1 (0.86%) Northgate
7 1 (0.86%) Capita
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