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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 95 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 74 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.69% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.27% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 14
Average daily rate
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£453 £373 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.47% +20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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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
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Lancashire +2 20 £515 +8.99% 3
Cheshire -8 17 £265 -48.03% 12
Manchester -25 15 £475 +43.39% 17
Merseyside - 15 £325 - 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (48.53%) SQL
3 47 (34.56%) JavaScript
4 41 (30.15%) Oracle
5 40 (29.41%) .NET
6 39 (28.68%) Microsoft
7 37 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (26.47%) jQuery
8 36 (26.47%) SQL Server
9 35 (25.74%) HTML
9 35 (25.74%) Java
10 30 (22.06%) CSS
11 29 (21.32%) C#
12 26 (19.12%) Linux
12 26 (19.12%) MVC
12 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
12 26 (19.12%) SDLC
13 24 (17.65%) PL/SQL
14 23 (16.91%) T-SQL
15 22 (16.18%) Visual Studio
15 22 (16.18%) Jenkins
16 21 (15.44%) HTML5
16 21 (15.44%) XML
16 21 (15.44%) Scrum
16 21 (15.44%) LINQ
16 21 (15.44%) WCF
17 20 (14.71%) C++
17 20 (14.71%) ETL
18 19 (13.97%) TDD
18 19 (13.97%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (9.56%) Tomcat
1 13 (9.56%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.82%) nginx
3 10 (7.35%) Jetty
3 10 (7.35%) IIS
3 10 (7.35%) Node.js
4 8 (5.88%) Apache
4 8 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (5.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Office
2 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (7.35%) Google App Engine
3 5 (3.68%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.50%) HTTP
2 15 (11.03%) FTP
3 10 (7.35%) DHCP
3 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.35%) DNS
3 10 (7.35%) IPsec
4 5 (3.68%) SMTP
5 4 (2.94%) SSL
6 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (8.82%) MySQL
4 7 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.94%) RavenDB
8 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.21%) MS Access
8 3 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.47%) Big Data
9 2 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 22 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 22 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 15 (11.03%) ERwin
4 11 (8.09%) Subversion
4 11 (8.09%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.88%) Grunt
5 8 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (5.88%) Sublime Text
5 8 (5.88%) Jasmine
5 8 (5.88%) Bower
5 8 (5.88%) GitLab
6 5 (3.68%) WiX
6 5 (3.68%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.94%) JIRA
7 4 (2.94%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.94%) Selenium
7 4 (2.94%) JUnit
8 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.94%) Back Office
4 3 (2.21%) Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Marketing
5 2 (1.47%) Electronics
5 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Avionics
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (73.53%) Developer
2 19 (13.97%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.03%) ETL Developer
4 11 (8.09%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.35%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 7 (5.15%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (4.41%) Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Programmer
12 3 (2.21%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.41%) .NET
2 36 (26.47%) jQuery
3 35 (25.74%) HTML
4 30 (22.06%) CSS
5 21 (15.44%) XML
5 21 (15.44%) WCF
5 21 (15.44%) LINQ
5 21 (15.44%) HTML5
6 19 (13.97%) Ajax
7 18 (13.24%) ASP.NET
8 16 (11.76%) J2EE
8 16 (11.76%) SOAP
8 16 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 16 (11.76%) Velocity
9 15 (11.03%) Entity Framework
9 15 (11.03%) Servlets
10 14 (10.29%) AngularJS
11 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (8.09%) WSDL
13 10 (7.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Algorithms
2 6 (4.41%) User Experience
3 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.21%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.47%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) DTV
5 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.74%) Tandem
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.12%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) UNIX
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 5 (3.68%) Solaris
4 5 (3.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.21%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (19.12%) MVC
3 26 (19.12%) SDLC
4 21 (15.44%) Scrum
5 20 (14.71%) ETL
6 19 (13.97%) TDD
7 18 (13.24%) OO
8 17 (12.50%) Data Security
9 15 (11.03%) Data Modelling
9 15 (11.03%) OOP
10 14 (10.29%) Configuration Management
10 14 (10.29%) Automated Testing
11 13 (9.56%) SOA
12 12 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.82%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.35%) System Testing
13 10 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (7.35%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.62%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (48.53%) SQL
2 47 (34.56%) JavaScript
3 35 (25.74%) Java
4 29 (21.32%) C#
5 24 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 23 (16.91%) T-SQL
7 20 (14.71%) C++
8 8 (5.88%) Ruby
9 7 (5.15%) PHP
10 5 (3.68%) C
10 5 (3.68%) Python
10 5 (3.68%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.94%) PHP5
12 3 (2.21%) Scala
12 3 (2.21%) XPath
12 3 (2.21%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.21%) VB
13 2 (1.47%) VBScript
13 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.47%) Ada
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.74%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.94%) Xen
3 2 (1.47%) vCloud
3 2 (1.47%) QEMU
3 2 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) Puppet
1 11 (8.09%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.68%) SCOM
2 5 (3.68%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.47%) Nagios
3 2 (1.47%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 41 (30.15%) Oracle
2 39 (28.68%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.50%) Informatica
4 15 (11.03%) Google
5 12 (8.82%) VMware
6 9 (6.62%) SAP
7 7 (5.15%) IBM
8 5 (3.68%) New Relic
8 5 (3.68%) webMethods
9 3 (2.21%) Perforce
9 3 (2.21%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.74%) Zend
10 1 (0.74%) Twitter
10 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
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