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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 94 95 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 62 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 1.45% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.99% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 9
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£309 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £312 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £390 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
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England

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
2929 2314 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.80% 73.09% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1185 873
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 127 85
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% +20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Manchester +2 32 £338 -11.76% 28
Cheshire +3 18 £309 - 10
Lancashire +1 11 £300 -20.00% 4
Merseyside -19 1 - - 7
Cumbria - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 81 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) SQL
3 48 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (35.16%) .NET
5 44 (34.38%) JavaScript
6 41 (32.03%) Java
7 39 (30.47%) MVC
8 37 (28.91%) HTML
9 36 (28.13%) C#
10 32 (25.00%) CSS
11 31 (24.22%) XML
11 31 (24.22%) jQuery
12 29 (22.66%) TDD
12 29 (22.66%) Git (software)
13 28 (21.88%) Scrum
14 22 (17.19%) MySQL
15 21 (16.41%) PHP
15 21 (16.41%) Linux
15 21 (16.41%) OOP
15 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.41%) LINQ
16 20 (15.63%) Ajax
17 19 (14.84%) OO
18 16 (12.50%) J2EE
18 16 (12.50%) Visual Studio
18 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
18 16 (12.50%) .NET Framework
18 16 (12.50%) Degree
19 15 (11.72%) QA
19 15 (11.72%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (9.38%) Apache
2 10 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.47%) IIS
3 7 (5.47%) nginx
4 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.91%) Jetty
5 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.91%) Confluence
6 4 (3.13%) Node.js
6 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.56%) CICS
7 2 (1.56%) JBoss
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (2.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.34%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.91%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) DHCP
1 5 (3.91%) FTP
1 5 (3.91%) HTTP
1 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.91%) DNS
1 5 (3.91%) SSL
1 5 (3.91%) IPsec
2 3 (2.34%) ATM
3 1 (0.78%) AMQP
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) MySQL
2 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.59%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.03%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (5.47%) MS Access
8 6 (4.69%) RavenDB
9 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (3.13%) SQLPlus
10 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.34%) DB2
12 2 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (22.66%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 15 (11.72%) Subversion
4 13 (10.16%) JUnit
5 9 (7.03%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.47%) JIRA
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (5.47%) Selenium
7 7 (5.47%) Hudson
8 6 (4.69%) ReSharper
9 5 (3.91%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.34%) WiX
11 3 (2.34%) MSBuild
11 3 (2.34%) Maven
12 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.56%) NUnit
12 2 (1.56%) PhpStorm
12 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.34%) Electronics
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (75.00%) Developer
2 20 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 13 (10.16%) PHP Developer
4 11 (8.59%) C# Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
5 8 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Hybris Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Systems Integrator
9 4 (3.13%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.34%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Systems Developer
10 3 (2.34%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (35.16%) .NET
2 37 (28.91%) HTML
3 32 (25.00%) CSS
4 31 (24.22%) XML
4 31 (24.22%) jQuery
5 21 (16.41%) LINQ
6 20 (15.63%) Ajax
7 16 (12.50%) J2EE
7 16 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 15 (11.72%) Web Services
8 15 (11.72%) Entity Framework
9 14 (10.94%) REST
9 14 (10.94%) ASP.NET
10 13 (10.16%) SOAP
10 13 (10.16%) XSLT
10 13 (10.16%) WCF
11 11 (8.59%) JSP
11 11 (8.59%) Spring
12 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) Open Source
3 4 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.13%) iSeries
4 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.34%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.34%) DTV
4 3 (2.34%) iPad
5 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) STB
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.78%) Tandem
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Linux
2 15 (11.72%) UNIX
3 10 (7.81%) Windows
4 4 (3.13%) VMS
4 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.34%) Android
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) HPUX
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.56%) VME
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (30.47%) MVC
4 29 (22.66%) TDD
5 28 (21.88%) Scrum
6 21 (16.41%) OOP
7 19 (14.84%) OO
8 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 14 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.59%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.59%) System Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
13 8 (6.25%) Project Management
13 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (6.25%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.25%) Kanban
14 7 (5.47%) Domain-Driven Design
14 7 (5.47%) Automated Testing
14 7 (5.47%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.06%) SQL
2 44 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 41 (32.03%) Java
4 36 (28.13%) C#
5 21 (16.41%) PHP
6 8 (6.25%) VB
6 8 (6.25%) XQuery
7 7 (5.47%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.47%) Scala
8 6 (4.69%) PHP5
8 6 (4.69%) VBScript
9 5 (3.91%) Python
10 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.56%) Perl
11 2 (1.56%) COBOL
11 2 (1.56%) Ruby
12 1 (0.78%) XPath
12 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) MCPD
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.72%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.91%) Xen
3 1 (0.78%) QEMU
3 1 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) Puppet
2 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.16%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) VMware
4 5 (3.91%) Google
4 5 (3.91%) hybris
4 5 (3.91%) HP
5 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.13%) Perforce
6 3 (2.34%) SAP
6 3 (2.34%) IBM
7 2 (1.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.78%) Sybase
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.78%) Borland
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Capita
8 1 (0.78%) Tableau
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
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