The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 96 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 177 167 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.47% 2.31% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.96% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 147 145 171
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5814 5639 5749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 77.89% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4634 4782 5061
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the North West region.

Unit Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Unit Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Unit Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 115 £39,500 +9.72% 12
Lancashire +12 22 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Cheshire -21 22 £33,750 - 2
Merseyside -12 17 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 268 (63.81%) C#
2 253 (60.24%) .NET
3 183 (43.57%) SQL
4 177 (42.14%) OO
5 169 (40.24%) MVC
6 160 (38.10%) HTML
7 159 (37.86%) SQL Server
8 157 (37.38%) ASP.NET
9 151 (35.95%) JavaScript
10 136 (32.38%) TDD
11 132 (31.43%) jQuery
12 131 (31.19%) CSS
13 126 (30.00%) Degree
14 109 (25.95%) .NET Framework
14 109 (25.95%) Microsoft
15 106 (25.24%) WCF
16 105 (25.00%) XML
17 99 (23.57%) Scrum
18 91 (21.67%) WinForms
19 82 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
19 82 (19.52%) ASP.NET MVC
20 81 (19.29%) OOP
21 80 (19.05%) T-SQL
22 78 (18.57%) Java
23 77 (18.33%) Web Services
24 76 (18.10%) WPF
25 73 (17.38%) OOD
26 69 (16.43%) Software Engineering
27 66 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
28 64 (15.24%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.76%) Apache
3 16 (3.81%) IIS
4 9 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.43%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle Spatial
6 5 (1.19%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.95%) Lync
7 4 (0.95%) CMS
8 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.71%) Confluence
8 3 (0.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.24%) SAS
9 1 (0.24%) FileNet
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
9 1 (0.24%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) MS Project
2 2 (0.48%) MS Office
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.95%) osCommerce
4 3 (0.71%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.86%) Trello
2 9 (2.14%) Office 365
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.48%) Route 53
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.90%) HTTP
2 3 (0.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.71%) IPsec
3 2 (0.48%) OpenVPN
3 2 (0.48%) VPN
3 2 (0.48%) GPRS
3 2 (0.48%) UMTS
3 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.48%) PPTP
3 2 (0.48%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) DHCP
4 1 (0.24%) FTP
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (37.86%) SQL Server
2 60 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (12.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (10.71%) MySQL
5 34 (8.10%) Relational Database
6 31 (7.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (4.76%) RavenDB
8 12 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.95%) SQLite
10 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.48%) Big Data
11 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.48%) DTS
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) OLTP
12 1 (0.24%) VLDB
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 66 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (12.62%) Visual Studio
3 47 (11.19%) Git (software)
4 34 (8.10%) NUnit
5 33 (7.86%) Eclipse
5 33 (7.86%) Subversion
6 24 (5.71%) Moq
7 22 (5.24%) Selenium
8 20 (4.76%) Ant
8 20 (4.76%) NetBeans
8 20 (4.76%) ReSharper
9 17 (4.05%) Maven
10 12 (2.86%) JUnit
11 11 (2.62%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.38%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.90%) Mercurial
13 8 (1.90%) Xcode
14 7 (1.67%) JMeter
14 7 (1.67%) Hudson
15 6 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 28 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.48%) Finance
3 17 (4.05%) Retail
4 11 (2.62%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Games
6 5 (1.19%) Back Office
7 2 (0.48%) Military
7 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.24%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 348 (82.86%) Developer
2 128 (30.48%) .NET Developer
3 101 (24.05%) Senior Developer
3 101 (24.05%) C# Developer
4 89 (21.19%) Software Developer
5 71 (16.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (10.24%) .NET Software Developer
7 35 (8.33%) Java Developer
8 34 (8.10%) Software Engineer
9 32 (7.62%) ASP.NET Developer
10 31 (7.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 28 (6.67%) PHP Developer
12 27 (6.43%) C# Software Developer
13 26 (6.19%) Senior C# Developer
14 25 (5.95%) Team Leader
15 24 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
16 22 (5.24%) iOS Developer
16 22 (5.24%) Senior .NET Developer
17 21 (5.00%) Web Developer
18 18 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (60.24%) .NET
2 160 (38.10%) HTML
3 157 (37.38%) ASP.NET
4 132 (31.43%) jQuery
5 131 (31.19%) CSS
6 109 (25.95%) .NET Framework
7 106 (25.24%) WCF
8 105 (25.00%) XML
9 91 (21.67%) WinForms
10 82 (19.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 77 (18.33%) Web Services
12 76 (18.10%) WPF
13 60 (14.29%) LINQ
14 55 (13.10%) Ajax
15 49 (11.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 43 (10.24%) HTML5
16 43 (10.24%) REST
17 39 (9.29%) SOAP
18 36 (8.57%) ADO.NET
19 28 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 46 (10.95%) N-Tier
3 36 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.19%) Physics
5 25 (5.95%) Mathematics
6 16 (3.81%) SystemC
7 15 (3.57%) iPhone
7 15 (3.57%) iPad
8 14 (3.33%) NHS
9 10 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (2.14%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.90%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.90%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.90%) EPoS
12 7 (1.67%) Open Source
13 5 (1.19%) GIS
13 5 (1.19%) AS400
13 5 (1.19%) iSeries
13 5 (1.19%) Social Media
14 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.76%) Windows
2 32 (7.62%) Android
3 27 (6.43%) Apple iOS
4 21 (5.00%) Linux
5 11 (2.62%) UNIX
6 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.48%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (42.14%) OO
2 169 (40.24%) MVC
3 136 (32.38%) TDD
4 99 (23.57%) Scrum
5 82 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (19.29%) OOP
7 73 (17.38%) OOD
8 69 (16.43%) Software Engineering
9 51 (12.14%) SOA
10 48 (11.43%) Web Development
11 45 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (9.76%) E-Commerce
13 35 (8.33%) Refactoring
14 29 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (6.19%) Software Testing
16 24 (5.71%) UML
17 23 (5.48%) iOS Development
18 21 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
19 20 (4.76%) Project Management
19 20 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 268 (63.81%) C#
2 183 (43.57%) SQL
3 151 (35.95%) JavaScript
4 80 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 78 (18.57%) Java
6 64 (15.24%) VB.NET
7 48 (11.43%) PHP
8 23 (5.48%) C
9 21 (5.00%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.86%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.43%) C++
12 5 (1.19%) RPG
12 5 (1.19%) VB
12 5 (1.19%) VB6
12 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.95%) Ruby
13 4 (0.95%) Delphi
14 3 (0.71%) PHP5
15 2 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 126 (30.00%) Degree
2 12 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 12 (2.86%) ISEB
3 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.90%) MCP
5 7 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) MCPD
6 4 (0.95%) MCTS
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.95%) CCNP
7 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.86%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Squid
2 1 (0.24%) Xen
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) Ansible
3 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 109 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 62 (14.76%) Oracle
3 17 (4.05%) Google
4 6 (1.43%) Zend
5 5 (1.19%) Apple
6 4 (0.95%) WSO2
7 3 (0.71%) VMware
7 3 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.71%) Sencha
7 3 (0.71%) Facebook
8 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.48%) Perforce
8 2 (0.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.48%) HP
9 1 (0.24%) Epicor
9 1 (0.24%) IBM
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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