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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 106 93 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 64 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.69% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.16% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 16
Median daily rate £450 £318 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.73% -16.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £262 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
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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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -7 35 £500 +48.14% 25
Cheshire -7 17 £313 -1.57% 4
Lancashire -2 5 £450 +50.00% 1
Merseyside +2 2 £400 - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 58 (44.62%) JavaScript
2 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (38.46%) XML
4 48 (36.92%) HTML
5 46 (35.38%) CSS
6 44 (33.85%) jQuery
7 43 (33.08%) MVC
8 42 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (31.54%) .NET
10 37 (28.46%) Java
10 37 (28.46%) C#
10 37 (28.46%) Git (software)
11 35 (26.92%) JSON
11 35 (26.92%) C++
12 33 (25.38%) SQL
13 30 (23.08%) OO
13 30 (23.08%) HTML5
14 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
14 29 (22.31%) Ajax
15 27 (20.77%) .NET Framework
15 27 (20.77%) SOAP
16 26 (20.00%) Front End Development
17 24 (18.46%) OOP
18 22 (16.92%) Web Services
18 22 (16.92%) Oracle
18 22 (16.92%) Automated Testing
18 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
19 21 (16.15%) T-SQL
19 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
20 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering

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 7 (5.38%) Node.js
1 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.85%) Confluence
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (1.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.54%) Jetty
3 2 (1.54%) nginx
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Drupal
4 1 (0.77%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.77%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (3.85%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) SaaS
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) HTTP
2 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.54%) DHCP
3 2 (1.54%) DNS
3 2 (1.54%) FTP
3 2 (1.54%) IPsec
4 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.77%) Intranet
4 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.92%) MySQL
3 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.54%) DataStage
6 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.54%) Redis
7 1 (0.77%) GIS
7 1 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (28.46%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.38%) JIRA
3 10 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.92%) Subversion
5 8 (6.15%) ERwin
5 8 (6.15%) JUnit
5 8 (6.15%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (5.38%) Grunt
7 6 (4.62%) Moq
8 5 (3.85%) MSTest
8 5 (3.85%) NUnit
8 5 (3.85%) PeopleTools
9 4 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (2.31%) gulp
10 3 (2.31%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.31%) QUnit
10 3 (2.31%) ReSharper
10 3 (2.31%) Selenium
10 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (10.77%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Games
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Avionics
5 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (74.62%) Developer
2 20 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 18 (13.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 17 (13.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 15 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.00%) HTML Developer
7 11 (8.46%) Software Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
8 10 (7.69%) SQL Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.38%) ETL Developer
10 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (4.62%) C++ Developer
11 5 (3.85%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Hybris Developer
11 5 (3.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (38.46%) XML
2 48 (36.92%) HTML
3 46 (35.38%) CSS
4 44 (33.85%) jQuery
5 41 (31.54%) .NET
6 35 (26.92%) JSON
7 30 (23.08%) HTML5
8 29 (22.31%) Ajax
9 27 (20.77%) .NET Framework
9 27 (20.77%) SOAP
10 22 (16.92%) Web Services
11 19 (14.62%) AngularJS
11 19 (14.62%) RESTful
12 17 (13.08%) Underscore.js
12 17 (13.08%) WCF
13 15 (11.54%) Handlebars
13 15 (11.54%) Mustache
14 14 (10.77%) ASP.NET
14 14 (10.77%) D3.js
15 11 (8.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) iPad
3 6 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) DTV
5 2 (1.54%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.54%) STB
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.38%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Android
2 6 (4.62%) Linux
2 6 (4.62%) Unix
3 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.54%) ThreadX
5 2 (1.54%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.77%) pSOS
6 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.77%) webOS
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.08%) MVC
3 42 (32.31%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (23.08%) OO
5 26 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 24 (18.46%) OOP
7 22 (16.92%) Automated Testing
8 20 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 19 (14.62%) Web Development
10 18 (13.85%) Integration Testing
10 18 (13.85%) Scrum
11 17 (13.08%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (12.31%) TDD
12 16 (12.31%) Translating Business Requirements
12 16 (12.31%) Use Case
12 16 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (11.54%) Web Design
14 14 (10.77%) Data Modelling
15 13 (10.00%) Functional Testing
16 10 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.62%) JavaScript
2 37 (28.46%) C#
2 37 (28.46%) Java
3 35 (26.92%) C++
4 33 (25.38%) SQL
5 21 (16.15%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.38%) C
8 5 (3.85%) Ada
8 5 (3.85%) PeopleCode
8 5 (3.85%) PHP
8 5 (3.85%) SQR
8 5 (3.85%) XPath
9 4 (3.08%) Ruby
10 3 (2.31%) Perl
10 3 (2.31%) Python
11 2 (1.54%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.54%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.46%) BC Cleared
3 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) Degree
5 3 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.54%) HND
6 2 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.54%) MISRA
1 2 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Firmware
1 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (16.92%) Oracle
2 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
4 7 (5.38%) Informatica
5 6 (4.62%) SAP
6 5 (3.85%) EPiServer
6 5 (3.85%) hybris
6 5 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.08%) Google
8 3 (2.31%) Serena
9 2 (1.54%) BEA
9 2 (1.54%) Renesas
9 2 (1.54%) Siebel
9 2 (1.54%) VMware
10 1 (0.77%) ESRI
10 1 (0.77%) Zend
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