Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 65 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 +15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 30 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.41% 2.00% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.34% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 16
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £418 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +27.48% +2.75%
10th Percentile £257 £279 £196
90th Percentile £460 £628 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate £43.75 £47.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.41% +26.00% +52.02%

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 1,037 1,112 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.16% 85.34% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 805 1,116
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +10.64% -3.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 +4 18 £375 -1.32% 4
Warrington +8 4 £350 -44.00% 3
Crewe -22 1 £425 +54.55% 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 21 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 20 (66.67%) TDD
3 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (56.67%) Perforce
5 15 (50.00%) SQL
5 15 (50.00%) HTML
5 15 (50.00%) Java
5 15 (50.00%) JSON
6 14 (46.67%) OO
7 13 (43.33%) JUnit
7 13 (43.33%) CSS
7 13 (43.33%) Ajax
7 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (40.00%) SonarQube
9 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
9 11 (36.67%) HTML5
9 11 (36.67%) Spring
9 11 (36.67%) Data Modelling
9 11 (36.67%) Oracle
9 11 (36.67%) Web Services
9 11 (36.67%) RDBMS
10 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
10 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (33.33%) JPA
10 10 (33.33%) Node.js
10 10 (33.33%) CSS3
10 10 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (30.00%) Gradle
11 9 (30.00%) React

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) RDBMS
1 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (43.33%) JUnit
3 12 (40.00%) SonarQube
4 9 (30.00%) Gradle
4 9 (30.00%) JProfiler
5 8 (26.67%) Grunt
5 8 (26.67%) gulp
6 6 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (20.00%) Maven
7 4 (13.33%) IntelliJ
8 2 (6.67%) Subversion
8 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.33%) Bower
9 1 (3.33%) Broccoli
9 1 (3.33%) JIRA
9 1 (3.33%) JSHint
9 1 (3.33%) Mocha
9 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) Yeoman
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Java Developer
3 10 (33.33%) UI Developer
4 4 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Core Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) iOS Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Developer
7 1 (3.33%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Android Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) HTML
1 15 (50.00%) JSON
2 13 (43.33%) Ajax
2 13 (43.33%) CSS
3 11 (36.67%) HTML5
3 11 (36.67%) Spring
3 11 (36.67%) Web Services
4 10 (33.33%) CSS3
4 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 10 (33.33%) JPA
4 10 (33.33%) Node.js
5 9 (30.00%) React
6 7 (23.33%) jQuery
6 7 (23.33%) REST
6 7 (23.33%) Sass
7 6 (20.00%) Java EE
7 6 (20.00%) Redux
7 6 (20.00%) SOAP
7 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) TDD
1 20 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) OO
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) Data Modelling
5 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (26.67%) Performance Optimisation
7 7 (23.33%) BDD
8 6 (20.00%) RAD
9 5 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (13.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 4 (13.33%) MVC
10 4 (13.33%) OOP
10 4 (13.33%) SDLC
10 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
11 3 (10.00%) OOD
11 3 (10.00%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) ES6
4 4 (13.33%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Perforce
2 11 (36.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Capita