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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 82 107 86
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 78 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 1.19% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.52% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 24 30
Median daily rate £420 £340 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -26.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £295 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £465 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
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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
2970 2957 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.13% 78.08% 74.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1761 1226
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 94
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 +13 37 £375 +5.26% 18
Cheshire +16 21 £550 +64.79% 10
Merseyside -10 6 £369 -7.81% 3
Lancashire -4 5 £420 +29.23% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 83 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.21%) JavaScript
3 46 (32.39%) TDD
4 42 (29.58%) BDD
5 41 (28.87%) HTML
6 38 (26.76%) Software Engineering
7 37 (26.06%) CSS
8 36 (25.35%) .NET
8 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
9 33 (23.24%) C#
10 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (21.83%) jQuery
11 31 (21.83%) XML
11 31 (21.83%) Scrum
12 29 (20.42%) MVC
12 29 (20.42%) Java
13 27 (19.01%) SQL
13 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
14 26 (18.31%) OOP
14 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (16.90%) AngularJS
15 24 (16.90%) C++
16 23 (16.20%) Oracle
17 22 (15.49%) HTML5
18 21 (14.79%) OO
19 18 (12.68%) Finance
19 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
19 18 (12.68%) SDLC
20 17 (11.97%) Front End Development
20 17 (11.97%) Web Development

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 10 (7.04%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.52%) Jetty
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (2.82%) CMS
3 4 (2.82%) Mule
3 4 (2.82%) nginx
4 3 (2.11%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.11%) Confluence
4 3 (2.11%) Drupal
4 3 (2.11%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.70%) JBoss
6 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (3.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) GitHub
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.41%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) HTTP
2 4 (2.82%) FTP
2 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) DHCP
3 2 (1.41%) DNS
3 2 (1.41%) IPsec
4 1 (0.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) MySQL
2 7 (4.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (3.52%) FileMaker
3 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.11%) GIS
5 3 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.41%) DataStage
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.41%) Redis
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (25.35%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.86%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.15%) JIRA
3 13 (9.15%) Subversion
4 10 (7.04%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.63%) JUnit
6 7 (4.93%) Maven
6 7 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.23%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.23%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.23%) Mockito
7 6 (4.23%) QUnit
8 5 (3.52%) Gradle
8 5 (3.52%) PeopleTools
9 4 (2.82%) JMeter
9 4 (2.82%) JsTestDriver
10 3 (2.11%) Android Studio
10 3 (2.11%) Grunt
10 3 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (12.68%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Games
3 5 (3.52%) Publishing
4 2 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Avionics
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (65.49%) Developer
2 22 (15.49%) Software Engineer
3 17 (11.97%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.15%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (7.75%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.34%) Consultant
7 9 (6.34%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.63%) Principal Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Principal Software Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Technical Leader
9 7 (4.93%) Android Developer
9 7 (4.93%) HTML Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.23%) Architect
10 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.23%) C++ Developer
10 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.87%) HTML
2 37 (26.06%) CSS
3 36 (25.35%) .NET
4 31 (21.83%) jQuery
4 31 (21.83%) XML
5 24 (16.90%) AngularJS
6 22 (15.49%) HTML5
7 16 (11.27%) .NET Framework
8 15 (10.56%) ASP.NET
9 14 (9.86%) WCF
10 13 (9.15%) Ajax
10 13 (9.15%) RESTful
10 13 (9.15%) Web Services
11 12 (8.45%) JSON
11 12 (8.45%) SOAP
12 11 (7.75%) REST
13 10 (7.04%) Backbone.js
13 10 (7.04%) CSS3
14 9 (6.34%) Spring
15 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.04%) User Experience
3 5 (3.52%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (2.82%) Animation
5 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.11%) iPad
6 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.41%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Android
2 9 (6.34%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.23%) Unix
4 5 (3.52%) Linux
5 3 (2.11%) Windows
6 2 (1.41%) ThreadX
6 2 (1.41%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.39%) TDD
3 42 (29.58%) BDD
4 38 (26.76%) Software Engineering
5 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (21.83%) Scrum
7 29 (20.42%) MVC
8 26 (18.31%) OOP
9 21 (14.79%) OO
10 18 (12.68%) SDLC
11 17 (11.97%) Data Management
11 17 (11.97%) Front End Development
11 17 (11.97%) Web Development
12 16 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (10.56%) Automated Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Functional Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.75%) Project Management
15 10 (7.04%) Integration Testing
15 10 (7.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.21%) JavaScript
2 33 (23.24%) C#
3 29 (20.42%) Java
4 27 (19.01%) SQL
5 24 (16.90%) C++
6 8 (5.63%) Python
7 7 (4.93%) C
8 6 (4.23%) PHP
8 6 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.52%) Go
9 5 (3.52%) PeopleCode
9 5 (3.52%) Ruby
9 5 (3.52%) SQR
9 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.82%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.11%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.41%) Ada
12 2 (1.41%) Groovy
12 2 (1.41%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.93%) Degree
3 5 (3.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.82%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) PhD
5 2 (1.41%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.70%) HND
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.11%) MISRA
3 1 (0.70%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Firmware
1 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (16.20%) Oracle
2 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.04%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.23%) SAP
5 5 (3.52%) Informatica
6 4 (2.82%) Google
6 4 (2.82%) Siebel
7 3 (2.11%) ESRI
8 2 (1.41%) hybris
8 2 (1.41%) Renesas
8 2 (1.41%) VMware
9 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.70%) Serena
9 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.70%) Telerik
9 1 (0.70%) Twitter
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