Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 88
Rank change year-on-year +12 +21 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 37 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.78% 2.30% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.66% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 13
Cheshire median daily rate £394 £450 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +31.39% -30.81%
10th Percentile £292 £281 £194
90th Percentile £475 £675 £478
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.41% +13.85%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +1 21 £450 - 3
Chester +13 3 £369 -13.24% 2
Warrington +9 2 £310 -51.37% 1
Northwich - 2 - -
Crewe -13 1 £425 +54.55% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £525 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 31 (83.78%) Git (software)
2 25 (67.57%) TDD
3 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
4 21 (56.76%) Perforce
5 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
6 18 (48.65%) SQL
6 18 (48.65%) HTML
7 17 (45.95%) Java
7 17 (45.95%) OO
8 16 (43.24%) Web Services
8 16 (43.24%) JUnit
8 16 (43.24%) CSS
8 16 (43.24%) Finance
8 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (40.54%) HTML5
9 15 (40.54%) Oracle
9 15 (40.54%) Relational Database
10 14 (37.84%) CSS3
10 14 (37.84%) Data Modelling
10 14 (37.84%) RDBMS
10 14 (37.84%) Hibernate
10 14 (37.84%) JPA
10 14 (37.84%) Spring
11 13 (35.14%) gulp
12 12 (32.43%) SonarQube
12 12 (32.43%) Spring Boot
12 12 (32.43%) REST
12 12 (32.43%) Sass
12 12 (32.43%) Java EE
12 12 (32.43%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (5.41%) CMS
1 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) ExpressionEngine
1 2 (5.41%) WordPress
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) Relational Database
2 14 (37.84%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.70%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.70%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (83.78%) Git (software)
2 16 (43.24%) JUnit
3 13 (35.14%) gulp
4 12 (32.43%) SonarQube
5 8 (21.62%) Gradle
6 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
6 7 (18.92%) Grunt
6 7 (18.92%) JProfiler
7 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
7 6 (16.22%) webpack
8 5 (13.51%) IntelliJ
8 5 (13.51%) Maven
9 3 (8.11%) Jasmine
9 3 (8.11%) JIRA
9 3 (8.11%) JSUnit
10 2 (5.41%) Subversion
10 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.70%) Mocha
11 1 (2.70%) Moq
11 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) UI Developer
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.41%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Programmer
5 2 (5.41%) Programmer
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (2.70%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (2.70%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (2.70%) iOS Programmer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) HTML
2 16 (43.24%) CSS
2 16 (43.24%) Web Services
3 15 (40.54%) HTML5
4 14 (37.84%) CSS3
4 14 (37.84%) Hibernate
4 14 (37.84%) JPA
4 14 (37.84%) Spring
5 12 (32.43%) Java EE
5 12 (32.43%) REST
5 12 (32.43%) Sass
5 12 (32.43%) SOAP
5 12 (32.43%) Spring Boot
6 11 (29.73%) JSON
7 10 (27.03%) Ajax
7 10 (27.03%) Node.js
7 10 (27.03%) React
8 8 (21.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (16.22%) jQuery
10 5 (13.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
1 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) TDD
2 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
3 17 (45.95%) OO
4 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (37.84%) Data Modelling
6 10 (27.03%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
7 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.92%) Data Protection
7 7 (18.92%) Performance Optimisation
7 7 (18.92%) RAD
8 6 (16.22%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (16.22%) MVC
9 5 (13.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
10 4 (10.81%) OOP
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) Secure Coding
10 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 18 (48.65%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Java
4 5 (13.51%) ES6
5 3 (8.11%) C
5 3 (8.11%) C#
5 3 (8.11%) C++
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) PROC SQL
7 1 (2.70%) SAS Macro
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Perforce
2 15 (40.54%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Telerik