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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 87 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 61 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.06% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.47% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 11
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£318 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.58% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £360 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 25 £338 -13.46% 25
Cheshire +5 20 £318 -2.30% 13
Lancashire +8 11 £300 -20.00% 3
Merseyside -11 5 £300 -14.28% 8
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 89 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.31%) SQL
3 51 (39.84%) .NET
3 51 (39.84%) JavaScript
4 47 (36.72%) MVC
5 43 (33.59%) C#
5 43 (33.59%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (30.47%) jQuery
7 37 (28.91%) HTML
8 36 (28.13%) Java
9 34 (26.56%) CSS
10 33 (25.78%) Scrum
11 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
12 26 (20.31%) TDD
12 26 (20.31%) Ajax
12 26 (20.31%) LINQ
13 24 (18.75%) XML
13 24 (18.75%) Linux
14 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
15 22 (17.19%) MySQL
16 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
17 20 (15.63%) WCF
18 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
18 19 (14.84%) Visual Studio
18 19 (14.84%) PHP
18 19 (14.84%) OOP
18 19 (14.84%) OO
19 18 (14.06%) Web Services
19 18 (14.06%) ASP.NET
19 18 (14.06%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (8.59%) Apache
2 9 (7.03%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.69%) IIS
4 6 (4.69%) nginx
5 5 (3.91%) Confluence
6 4 (3.13%) Jetty
6 4 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.13%) Node.js
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.56%) JBoss
8 2 (1.56%) CICS
8 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (2.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) ResourceLink
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.13%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.34%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) DNS
1 4 (3.13%) DHCP
1 4 (3.13%) FTP
1 4 (3.13%) HTTP
1 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.13%) SSL
1 4 (3.13%) 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 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.81%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 8 (6.25%) RavenDB
6 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (5.47%) MS Access
6 7 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.13%) SQLPlus
10 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.34%) DB2
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.84%) Visual Studio
3 16 (12.50%) Subversion
4 10 (7.81%) JUnit
5 9 (7.03%) JIRA
6 8 (6.25%) ReSharper
6 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.47%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (5.47%) Selenium
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (3.13%) Hudson
9 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.34%) MSBuild
10 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.34%) WiX
10 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.56%) Cactus
11 2 (1.56%) NUnit
11 2 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Electronics
3 3 (2.34%) Marketing
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Avionics
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 98 (76.56%) Developer
2 28 (21.88%) .NET Developer
3 13 (10.16%) PHP Developer
4 12 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 8 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Hybris Developer
7 5 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Systems Integrator
8 4 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.34%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Systems Developer
9 3 (2.34%) ETL Developer
9 3 (2.34%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (39.84%) .NET
2 39 (30.47%) jQuery
3 37 (28.91%) HTML
4 34 (26.56%) CSS
5 26 (20.31%) Ajax
5 26 (20.31%) LINQ
6 24 (18.75%) XML
7 20 (15.63%) WCF
8 19 (14.84%) .NET Framework
9 18 (14.06%) Web Services
9 18 (14.06%) ASP.NET
9 18 (14.06%) Entity Framework
10 15 (11.72%) SOAP
11 14 (10.94%) J2EE
11 14 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (9.38%) Spring
13 11 (8.59%) REST
14 10 (7.81%) Backbone.js
14 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 9 (7.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.91%) Open Source
3 4 (3.13%) iSeries
4 3 (2.34%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.34%) iPad
4 3 (2.34%) DTV
4 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.34%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.56%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.75%) Linux
2 14 (10.94%) UNIX
3 9 (7.03%) Windows
4 4 (3.13%) VMS
4 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.56%) HPUX
6 2 (1.56%) Android
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (69.53%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.72%) MVC
3 43 (33.59%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (25.78%) Scrum
5 26 (20.31%) TDD
6 19 (14.84%) OOP
6 19 (14.84%) OO
7 18 (14.06%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 12 (9.38%) System Testing
10 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (6.25%) CQRS
12 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.47%) Data Modelling
12 7 (5.47%) Automated Testing
13 6 (4.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 58 (45.31%) SQL
2 51 (39.84%) JavaScript
3 43 (33.59%) C#
4 36 (28.13%) Java
5 19 (14.84%) PHP
6 8 (6.25%) VB
6 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.69%) PHP5
7 6 (4.69%) VBScript
7 6 (4.69%) Scala
8 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.91%) Python
9 4 (3.13%) Perl
9 4 (3.13%) XQuery
9 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.34%) C
11 2 (1.56%) Ruby
11 2 (1.56%) XPath
11 2 (1.56%) Ada
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.78%) MCPD
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.13%) Xen
3 2 (1.56%) QEMU
3 2 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.34%) Puppet
1 3 (2.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.28%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) VMware
4 5 (3.91%) hybris
4 5 (3.91%) Perforce
5 4 (3.13%) Google
5 4 (3.13%) HP
5 4 (3.13%) IBM
5 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.34%) SAP
7 2 (1.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.78%) Tableau
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.78%) Sybase
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.78%) Capita
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