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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / North West
Rank 77 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 56 85 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 2.28% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.77% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 32
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £298 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +130.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +11 27 £320 +0.78% 17
Cheshire +7 12 £500 +13.96% 3
Lancashire +3 10 £255 -43.33% 5
Merseyside -8 3 £400 +14.28% 3
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 62 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) .NET
3 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 40 (32.52%) Java
5 38 (30.89%) SQL
5 38 (30.89%) TDD
6 37 (30.08%) CSS
7 33 (26.83%) C#
7 33 (26.83%) BDD
8 31 (25.20%) HTML
9 29 (23.58%) SQL Server
9 29 (23.58%) Web Services
9 29 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
10 28 (22.76%) Oracle
11 27 (21.95%) Finance
11 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
12 25 (20.33%) MVC
13 24 (19.51%) Scrum
13 24 (19.51%) AngularJS
14 23 (18.70%) XML
15 22 (17.89%) SOAP
15 22 (17.89%) OO
16 20 (16.26%) Spring
16 20 (16.26%) .NET Framework
16 20 (16.26%) SDLC
17 18 (14.63%) jQuery
17 18 (14.63%) JUnit
18 17 (13.82%) ASP.NET
18 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills

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 (7.32%) CMS
2 7 (5.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.88%) Drupal
3 6 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (4.88%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.44%) Kentico
4 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.63%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) Jetty
6 1 (0.81%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.81%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) GitHub
2 6 (4.88%) Google Analytics
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) LDAP
2 1 (0.81%) DHCP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
2 1 (0.81%) FTP
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) IPsec
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (8.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.44%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.44%) DB2
8 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.63%) MySQL
8 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
2 18 (14.63%) JUnit
3 16 (13.01%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.38%) Selenium
5 11 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.32%) Subversion
7 8 (6.50%) Bitbucket
8 7 (5.69%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.69%) Jasmine
8 7 (5.69%) NUnit
8 7 (5.69%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.88%) JMeter
9 6 (4.88%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.07%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (4.07%) VectorCAST
11 4 (3.25%) gulp
11 4 (3.25%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.25%) Maven
General
1 27 (21.95%) Finance
2 13 (10.57%) Banking
3 7 (5.69%) Avionics
4 6 (4.88%) General Ledger
4 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.25%) Back Office
6 3 (2.44%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.63%) Games
7 2 (1.63%) Military
7 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (69.11%) Developer
2 23 (18.70%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.38%) Consultant
5 10 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Automation Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Drupal Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 4 (3.25%) JavaScript Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (34.15%) .NET
2 37 (30.08%) CSS
3 31 (25.20%) HTML
4 29 (23.58%) Web Services
5 24 (19.51%) AngularJS
6 23 (18.70%) XML
7 22 (17.89%) SOAP
8 20 (16.26%) .NET Framework
8 20 (16.26%) Spring
9 18 (14.63%) jQuery
10 17 (13.82%) ASP.NET
10 17 (13.82%) REST
11 16 (13.01%) HTML5
12 15 (12.20%) Ajax
12 15 (12.20%) CSS3
12 15 (12.20%) Hibernate
13 12 (9.76%) Java EE
13 12 (9.76%) JPA
13 12 (9.76%) Spring Boot
13 12 (9.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) User Experience
3 5 (4.07%) Derivative
3 5 (4.07%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) New Media
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) Android
2 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.41%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.89%) TDD
3 33 (26.83%) BDD
4 29 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
6 25 (20.33%) MVC
7 24 (19.51%) Scrum
8 22 (17.89%) OO
9 20 (16.26%) SDLC
10 13 (10.57%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.57%) OOP
11 12 (9.76%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.94%) Automated Testing
13 10 (8.13%) Data Modelling
13 10 (8.13%) Project Management
14 9 (7.32%) Configuration Management
15 8 (6.50%) Data Management
15 8 (6.50%) ETL
15 8 (6.50%) HOOD
15 8 (6.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 40 (32.52%) Java
3 38 (30.89%) SQL
4 33 (26.83%) C#
5 8 (6.50%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.69%) Ada
6 7 (5.69%) Python
7 6 (4.88%) Perl
7 6 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.07%) C
9 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.25%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.25%) VB
9 4 (3.25%) VB6
10 3 (2.44%) C++
11 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) HND
3 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (7.32%) Puppet
2 6 (4.88%) Ansible
2 6 (4.88%) Kibana
2 6 (4.88%) logstash
3 2 (1.63%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.63%) Control-M
3 2 (1.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) Oracle
2 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.32%) Google
4 8 (6.50%) Sitecore
5 6 (4.88%) Splunk
6 5 (4.07%) Perforce
7 4 (3.25%) SAP
8 3 (2.44%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.63%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.63%) Teradata
10 1 (0.81%) Informatica
10 1 (0.81%) VMware