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 3 months to 25 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 46 39
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.60% 0.23% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.31% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 290 324 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 87.09% 73.97% 81.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 200 213
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 25 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
Preston - 2 - -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) HOOD
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Rational Statemate
2 6 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (75.00%) Ada
3 5 (62.50%) Avionics
4 4 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Perl
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (37.50%) Military
5 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (25.00%) HND
6 2 (25.00%) UML
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Hazard Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) VectorCAST
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Aerospace

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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Rational Statemate
2 6 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (12.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (62.50%) Avionics
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (37.50%) Military
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Ada Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) HOOD
1 8 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Hazard Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Ada
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft