Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 20 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 40 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.94% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Chester median daily rate £375 £425 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +46.55% -6.83%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £285
90th Percentile £388 £438 £295
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £450 £343
% change year-on-year -8.33% +31.39% -31.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 173 245 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 81.22% 82.77% 91.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 220 182
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £260 £237 £304
90th Percentile £502 £526 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 21
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -4.19%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Chester

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 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 Chester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ProC
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) SAS Macro
2 1 (50.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Laravel

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) ExpressionEngine
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) gulp
1 1 (50.00%) ProC
1 1 (50.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) Laravel
1 1 (50.00%) React
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Secure Coding
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Swim Lanes
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) PROC SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SAS Macro
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle