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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 76 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 76 73 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 1.73% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.15% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 32
Median daily rate £400 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
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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
2798 3403 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.43% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2062 1327
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 133 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +27 48 £400 -9.09% 17
Cheshire +10 15 £450 +44.57% 5
Lancashire +3 7 £420 -18.44% 8
Merseyside -4 3 £388 +10.71% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 81 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (40.44%) BDD
3 50 (36.76%) TDD
4 42 (30.88%) JavaScript
5 41 (30.15%) Git (software)
6 37 (27.21%) Software Engineering
7 36 (26.47%) HTML
8 35 (25.74%) .NET
9 34 (25.00%) Scrum
10 31 (22.79%) C#
10 31 (22.79%) XML
11 29 (21.32%) OOP
12 28 (20.59%) CSS
13 27 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (19.12%) Java
14 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
15 24 (17.65%) SQL
15 24 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (16.91%) MVC
17 22 (16.18%) AngularJS
18 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
19 20 (14.71%) ASP.NET
19 20 (14.71%) jQuery
19 20 (14.71%) Subversion
20 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
20 18 (13.24%) Oracle
21 17 (12.50%) Data Management
21 17 (12.50%) Apple iOS
22 16 (11.76%) Android
22 16 (11.76%) C++

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 8 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.15%) Drupal
3 5 (3.68%) Jetty
4 4 (2.94%) CMS
4 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.94%) nginx
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle UPK
5 3 (2.21%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.21%) GeoServer
5 3 (2.21%) Mule
6 2 (1.47%) IIS
6 2 (1.47%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 4 (2.94%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) GitHub
2 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.47%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) HTTP
2 4 (2.94%) FTP
2 4 (2.94%) Internet
2 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.47%) DHCP
3 2 (1.47%) DNS
3 2 (1.47%) IPsec
4 1 (0.74%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (3.68%) FileMaker
4 4 (2.94%) MySQL
4 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.21%) GIS
5 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) DataStage
7 1 (0.74%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (30.15%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.44%) Jenkins
3 20 (14.71%) Subversion
4 11 (8.09%) JUnit
5 10 (7.35%) Bitbucket
5 10 (7.35%) Maven
5 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.88%) JMeter
8 7 (5.15%) JIRA
8 7 (5.15%) Xcode
9 6 (4.41%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.41%) QUnit
9 6 (4.41%) Selenium
10 5 (3.68%) Gradle
11 4 (2.94%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.94%) JsTestDriver
11 4 (2.94%) Mockito
11 4 (2.94%) NUnit
11 4 (2.94%) PeopleTools
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Publishing
4 4 (2.94%) Games
5 2 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (63.24%) Developer
2 20 (14.71%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.97%) Software Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Android Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Consultant
5 11 (8.09%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (5.88%) iOS Developer
6 8 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Web Consultant
7 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Drupal Consultant
8 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Architect
9 5 (3.68%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.47%) HTML
2 35 (25.74%) .NET
3 31 (22.79%) XML
4 28 (20.59%) CSS
5 22 (16.18%) AngularJS
6 20 (14.71%) ASP.NET
6 20 (14.71%) jQuery
7 15 (11.03%) HTML5
7 15 (11.03%) REST
8 14 (10.29%) .NET Framework
9 13 (9.56%) WCF
10 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 11 (8.09%) RESTful
11 9 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (6.62%) Web Services
12 8 (5.88%) Ajax
12 8 (5.88%) Backbone.js
13 7 (5.15%) CSS3
13 7 (5.15%) Entity Framework
13 7 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.03%) User Experience
3 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.68%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.94%) Animation
6 2 (1.47%) iPad
6 2 (1.47%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.47%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 16 (11.76%) Android
3 5 (3.68%) Linux
4 4 (2.94%) Unix
4 4 (2.94%) Windows
5 2 (1.47%) ThreadX
5 2 (1.47%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (40.44%) BDD
3 50 (36.76%) TDD
4 37 (27.21%) Software Engineering
5 34 (25.00%) Scrum
6 29 (21.32%) OOP
7 27 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (16.91%) MVC
9 17 (12.50%) Data Management
10 16 (11.76%) OO
11 15 (11.03%) Automated Testing
11 15 (11.03%) SDLC
12 14 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.56%) Project Management
14 12 (8.82%) Android Development
14 12 (8.82%) Software Testing
15 11 (8.09%) iOS Development
15 11 (8.09%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.35%) Web Development
17 9 (6.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.88%) JavaScript
2 31 (22.79%) C#
3 26 (19.12%) Java
4 24 (17.65%) SQL
5 16 (11.76%) C++
6 8 (5.88%) Objective-C
7 7 (5.15%) Apple Swift
7 7 (5.15%) Python
8 5 (3.68%) PHP
8 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.94%) C
9 4 (2.94%) Go
9 4 (2.94%) PeopleCode
9 4 (2.94%) Ruby
9 4 (2.94%) SQR
10 3 (2.21%) VB
11 2 (1.47%) Groovy
11 2 (1.47%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.94%) Degree
2 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.21%) ISEB
3 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.47%) Siebel Certification
5 1 (0.74%) MCP
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) MISRA
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.47%) Firmware
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.41%) Puppet
2 4 (2.94%) Ansible
2 4 (2.94%) Kibana
2 4 (2.94%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft
1 18 (13.24%) Oracle
2 8 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (4.41%) Google
4 5 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.68%) SAP
5 4 (2.94%) Splunk
6 3 (2.21%) ESRI
6 3 (2.21%) Informatica
6 3 (2.21%) Renesas
6 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.21%) Siebel
7 2 (1.47%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.47%) Telerik
7 2 (1.47%) VMware
8 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.74%) Twitter
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