Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 62 71
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 49 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.74% 2.27% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.72% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 26
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £438 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.37% +40.77%
10th Percentile £325 £267 £325
90th Percentile £513 £475 £675
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
North West median hourly rate £42.13 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.71% +12.18% +5.41%

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 1,132 1,066 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.35% 83.54% 87.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 773 996
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -1.20%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 46 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +34.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.88 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.23% +42.86% -29.33%

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 October 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 18 October 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 -1 20 £348 -22.60% 3
Chester +5 10 £388 +5.08% 5
Crewe -9 8 £475 +72.73% 1
Warrington +3 6 £413 +33.06% 1
Macclesfield -1 2 £575 +9.52% 2
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 32 (65.31%) Java
2 28 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
4 23 (46.94%) HTML
4 23 (46.94%) Jenkins
5 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (42.86%) Android
6 21 (42.86%) Android Development
7 20 (40.82%) Android SDK
7 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
8 17 (34.69%) HTML5
8 17 (34.69%) CSS
9 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
10 15 (30.61%) Gradle
10 15 (30.61%) Confluence
10 15 (30.61%) CSS3
10 15 (30.61%) JIRA
11 13 (26.53%) MVC
12 12 (24.49%) Cryptography
12 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
12 12 (24.49%) C++
12 12 (24.49%) C
12 12 (24.49%) SQL
12 12 (24.49%) JUnit
12 12 (24.49%) Android NDK
12 12 (24.49%) Ionic Framework
12 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
13 9 (18.37%) Spring
13 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (18.37%) .NET

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 15 (30.61%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Fireworks
1 3 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.20%) Yarn
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) npm
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (46.94%) Jenkins
3 15 (30.61%) Gradle
3 15 (30.61%) JIRA
4 12 (24.49%) JUnit
5 5 (10.20%) Mercurial
5 5 (10.20%) Subversion
6 4 (8.16%) Android Studio
6 4 (8.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
6 4 (8.16%) TestNG
7 3 (6.12%) Axure RP
7 3 (6.12%) Grunt
7 3 (6.12%) gulp
7 3 (6.12%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (6.12%) Mocha
8 2 (4.08%) Maven
8 2 (4.08%) Selenium
8 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.08%) Front Office
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (83.67%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) Android Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.24%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Designer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) SAS Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Designer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior UX Designer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) HTML
2 20 (40.82%) Android SDK
3 17 (34.69%) CSS
3 17 (34.69%) HTML5
4 16 (32.65%) AngularJS
5 15 (30.61%) CSS3
6 12 (24.49%) Android NDK
6 12 (24.49%) Ionic Framework
7 9 (18.37%) .NET
7 9 (18.37%) Spring
8 8 (16.33%) Node.js
8 8 (16.33%) REST
8 8 (16.33%) SOAP
9 7 (14.29%) JSON
9 7 (14.29%) React
9 7 (14.29%) XML
10 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
10 6 (12.24%) Hibernate
11 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.20%) Data Structures
1 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Equities
3 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.08%) Pricing Data
3 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (42.86%) Android Development
3 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 13 (26.53%) MVC
5 12 (24.49%) Cryptography
5 12 (24.49%) Secure Coding
5 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
6 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.37%) OO
7 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 6 (12.24%) OOD
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) Front End Development
9 5 (10.20%) Pair Programming
10 4 (8.16%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (8.16%) Mobile Development
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) SOA
10 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
11 3 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) Java
2 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.49%) C
3 12 (24.49%) C++
3 12 (24.49%) SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 6 (12.24%) Python
6 4 (8.16%) Kotlin
6 4 (8.16%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.08%) ES6
7 2 (4.08%) Java 8
7 2 (4.08%) SAS Macro
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) HND
3 2 (4.08%) SAS Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Adobe
3 3 (6.12%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) SaltStack