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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 98 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 58 67 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.77% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.28% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 13
Median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £268 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
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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
3189 2937 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.77% 77.55% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1690 1233
Median daily rate £422 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.51% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 143 114
Median hourly rate £36.26 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.40 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.32 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 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 29 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 -6 29 £425 +25.92% 23
Cheshire -11 17 £465 +44.74% 4
Merseyside -5 4 £400 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 75 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (41.22%) JavaScript
3 51 (34.46%) HTML
4 47 (31.76%) XML
5 46 (31.08%) CSS
5 46 (31.08%) jQuery
6 45 (30.41%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (30.41%) MVC
7 41 (27.70%) .NET
8 40 (27.03%) Git (software)
9 39 (26.35%) Java
10 37 (25.00%) C#
11 34 (22.97%) C++
11 34 (22.97%) TDD
12 33 (22.30%) SQL
13 32 (21.62%) Software Engineering
14 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
15 30 (20.27%) HTML5
16 29 (19.59%) JSON
17 28 (18.92%) Ajax
18 27 (18.24%) OO
19 26 (17.57%) Front End Development
20 25 (16.89%) Scrum
20 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
21 24 (16.22%) SOAP
22 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
23 22 (14.86%) Oracle
23 22 (14.86%) Web Development
23 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
23 22 (14.86%) BDD

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 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.41%) Node.js
3 5 (3.38%) Confluence
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle UPK
4 4 (2.70%) Jetty
5 3 (2.03%) CMS
5 3 (2.03%) Mule
6 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.35%) Drupal
6 2 (1.35%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.35%) IIS
6 2 (1.35%) nginx
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (3.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.35%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) HTTP
2 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.35%) DHCP
3 2 (1.35%) DNS
3 2 (1.35%) FTP
3 2 (1.35%) IPsec
4 1 (0.68%) CTI
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.76%) MySQL
3 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.38%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.70%) FileMaker
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.35%) DataStage
7 2 (1.35%) GIS
7 2 (1.35%) Redis
7 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (27.03%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.19%) JIRA
3 10 (6.76%) Subversion
3 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.08%) JUnit
5 8 (5.41%) ERwin
5 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (4.05%) Moq
6 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.38%) Grunt
7 5 (3.38%) PeopleTools
8 4 (2.70%) gulp
8 4 (2.70%) Maven
8 4 (2.70%) Mockito
8 4 (2.70%) NUnit
8 4 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.70%) ReSharper
9 3 (2.03%) QUnit
9 3 (2.03%) Selenium
General
1 17 (11.49%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Games
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Avionics
5 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (72.30%) Developer
2 20 (13.51%) C# Developer
3 19 (12.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (12.16%) .NET Developer
5 17 (11.49%) Software Engineer
6 15 (10.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
8 13 (8.78%) HTML Developer
9 12 (8.11%) SQL Developer
10 10 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (6.76%) HTML CSS Developer
10 10 (6.76%) Technical Leader
11 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (4.73%) ETL Developer
12 7 (4.73%) Software Developer
13 6 (4.05%) Architect
13 6 (4.05%) C++ Developer
13 6 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.46%) HTML
2 47 (31.76%) XML
3 46 (31.08%) CSS
3 46 (31.08%) jQuery
4 41 (27.70%) .NET
5 30 (20.27%) HTML5
6 29 (19.59%) JSON
7 28 (18.92%) Ajax
8 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
9 24 (16.22%) SOAP
10 21 (14.19%) AngularJS
10 21 (14.19%) RESTful
11 18 (12.16%) Web Services
12 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
12 17 (11.49%) Underscore.js
12 17 (11.49%) WCF
13 15 (10.14%) Handlebars
13 15 (10.14%) Mustache
14 14 (9.46%) D3.js
15 11 (7.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) iPad
3 6 (4.05%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.03%) User Experience
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Android
1 6 (4.05%) Unix
1 6 (4.05%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.38%) Linux
3 3 (2.03%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.35%) ThreadX
4 2 (1.35%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.68%) pSOS
5 1 (0.68%) webOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.41%) Continuous Integration
2 45 (30.41%) MVC
3 34 (22.97%) TDD
4 32 (21.62%) Software Engineering
5 27 (18.24%) OO
6 26 (17.57%) Front End Development
7 25 (16.89%) Scrum
8 22 (14.86%) BDD
8 22 (14.86%) Web Development
9 20 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 20 (13.51%) OOP
10 18 (12.16%) Integration Testing
10 18 (12.16%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (10.14%) Web Design
12 14 (9.46%) Data Modelling
12 14 (9.46%) SDLC
13 13 (8.78%) Functional Testing
13 13 (8.78%) Translating Business Requirements
13 13 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (41.22%) JavaScript
2 39 (26.35%) Java
3 37 (25.00%) C#
4 34 (22.97%) C++
5 33 (22.30%) SQL
6 18 (12.16%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.78%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.41%) Python
9 6 (4.05%) C
9 6 (4.05%) PHP
9 6 (4.05%) Ruby
10 5 (3.38%) Ada
10 5 (3.38%) Go
10 5 (3.38%) PeopleCode
10 5 (3.38%) SQR
11 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.35%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.43%) BC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) Degree
5 3 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.35%) HND
6 2 (1.35%) PhD
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.35%) MISRA
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Firmware
1 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.86%) Oracle
3 10 (6.76%) PeopleSoft
4 7 (4.73%) Informatica
5 6 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.05%) SAP
6 5 (3.38%) hybris
7 4 (2.70%) Google
8 3 (2.03%) Serena
9 2 (1.35%) BEA
9 2 (1.35%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.35%) ESRI
9 2 (1.35%) Renesas
9 2 (1.35%) Siebel
9 2 (1.35%) VMware
10 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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