Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 55 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 32 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.36% 2.67% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 3.18% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 25
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.99% - +40.08%
10th Percentile £320 £358 £306
90th Percentile £480 £533 £675
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £42.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.37% +20.71% -

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 1,164 1,038 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.78% 84.12% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 727 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 48 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -9.04%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £51.50 £44.95
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -11 10 £346 -23.04%
Crewe -12 7 £500 +81.82%
Warrington +4 6 £375 - 5
Chester -3 4 £383 -23.50% 7
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (68.75%) Java
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 14 (43.75%) Test Automation
5 13 (40.63%) HTML
6 12 (37.50%) Spring
7 11 (34.38%) JUnit
7 11 (34.38%) Gradle
8 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) JSON
8 10 (31.25%) OO
9 9 (28.13%) XML
9 9 (28.13%) CSS
9 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
10 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (25.00%) Android
10 8 (25.00%) Android Development
11 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
11 7 (21.88%) jQuery
11 7 (21.88%) Android SDK
12 6 (18.75%) Ajax
12 6 (18.75%) JIRA
12 6 (18.75%) Confluence
12 6 (18.75%) .NET
13 5 (15.63%) J2EE
13 5 (15.63%) SOAP
13 5 (15.63%) XSLT
13 5 (15.63%) RAD

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 6 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (34.38%) Gradle
2 11 (34.38%) JUnit
3 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.75%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 5 (15.63%) JProfiler
5 5 (15.63%) Mercurial
6 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.50%) TestNG
7 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
7 2 (6.25%) Maven
7 2 (6.25%) MSTest
7 2 (6.25%) NUnit
7 2 (6.25%) Selenium
7 2 (6.25%) Subversion
7 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.25%) Travis CI
7 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Java Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) HTML
2 12 (37.50%) Spring
3 10 (31.25%) JSON
4 9 (28.13%) CSS
4 9 (28.13%) Hibernate
4 9 (28.13%) XML
5 7 (21.88%) Android SDK
5 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
5 7 (21.88%) jQuery
6 6 (18.75%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) Ajax
7 5 (15.63%) CSS3
7 5 (15.63%) HTML5
7 5 (15.63%) J2EE
7 5 (15.63%) JPA
7 5 (15.63%) REST
7 5 (15.63%) RESTful
7 5 (15.63%) SOAP
7 5 (15.63%) XSLT
8 4 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (31.25%) OO
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Android Development
3 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) RAD
5 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Front End Development
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) Secure Coding
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) BDD
7 2 (6.25%) OOD
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Task Automation
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (9.38%) C
4 3 (9.38%) C++
4 3 (9.38%) TypeScript
5 2 (6.25%) Java 8
5 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) HND
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Perforce
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Google
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) SaltStack