Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 16 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.59% 1.10% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.33% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 15
Lancashire median daily rate £650 £308 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.38% -33.15% -6.60%
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +15.38% +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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 584 376 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.63% 82.82% 82.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 243 365
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -11.93%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £213
90th Percentile £575 £602 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 41 57
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.42 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.30 £66.80 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -19.41% +22.73% -27.92%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Lancashire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Blackpool - 3 £650 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Availability Management
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Statemate
General
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Availability Management
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Ada
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Pega
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow