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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 65 63
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 22 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.50% 1.79% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 2.13% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 15
Median daily rate £450 £490 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +48.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £357 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £675 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +3.71% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year +2.08% +12.29%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 528 752 814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 84.02% 84.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 2376 1817
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £605 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 62
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +7 8 £438 -2.77% 3
Chester - 4 £375 -
Northwich - 2 - - 1
Warrington +13 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £275 -
Macclesfield - 1 £525 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 19 (59.38%) Java
3 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 17 (53.13%) HTML
4 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (53.13%) TDD
5 14 (43.75%) Banking
5 14 (43.75%) CSS
6 13 (40.63%) Oracle
6 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
7 12 (37.50%) HTML5
7 12 (37.50%) CSS3
7 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (34.38%) JIRA
8 11 (34.38%) JUnit
8 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 11 (34.38%) Scrum
9 10 (31.25%) SOAP
9 10 (31.25%) OO
10 9 (28.13%) Web Services
11 8 (25.00%) Perforce
11 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
11 8 (25.00%) Spring
11 8 (25.00%) REST
11 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
12 7 (21.88%) Gradle
12 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
12 7 (21.88%) gulp
12 7 (21.88%) AngularJS

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 5 (15.63%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (12.50%) MySQL
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (9.38%) JasperReports
5 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
7 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
2 11 (34.38%) JIRA
2 11 (34.38%) JUnit
3 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (21.88%) Eclipse
4 7 (21.88%) Gradle
4 7 (21.88%) gulp
4 7 (21.88%) IntelliJ
5 5 (15.63%) Mockito
5 5 (15.63%) webpack
6 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (12.50%) Bitbucket
6 4 (12.50%) Hudson
6 4 (12.50%) MyEclipse
7 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
7 3 (9.38%) JProfiler
7 3 (9.38%) JSUnit
7 3 (9.38%) SonarQube
8 2 (6.25%) Grunt
8 2 (6.25%) Moq
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 14 (43.75%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Android Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) HTML Developer
6 1 (3.13%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) CSS
3 12 (37.50%) CSS3
3 12 (37.50%) HTML5
4 10 (31.25%) SOAP
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
6 8 (25.00%) REST
6 8 (25.00%) Spring
7 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
7 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
7 7 (21.88%) JPA
8 6 (18.75%) J2EE
8 6 (18.75%) Java EE
8 6 (18.75%) Node.js
9 5 (15.63%) Ajax
9 5 (15.63%) JSON
9 5 (15.63%) Sass
10 4 (12.50%) EJB 3.0
10 4 (12.50%) jQuery
10 4 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.50%) Derivative
1 4 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (53.13%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) OO
6 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.75%) Secure Coding
8 5 (15.63%) Mobile Development
8 5 (15.63%) MVC
8 5 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (12.50%) Android Development
9 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
9 4 (12.50%) OOP
10 3 (9.38%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 3 (9.38%) Front End Development
10 3 (9.38%) RAD
10 3 (9.38%) Web Design
11 2 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 11 (34.38%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C
4 4 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) PROC SQL
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Macro
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.13%) Control-M
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.13%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik
3 1 (3.13%) Teradata
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