Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.11% 1.98% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.41% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 20
Lancashire median daily rate £308 £460 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.15% -6.60% -2.23%
10th Percentile £301 £310 £318
90th Percentile £320 £664 £535
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £31.83
90th Percentile £47.50 - £37.00
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.41% +13.85%

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 372 539 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.48% 81.91% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 358 518
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -12.23% +16.95%
10th Percentile £295 £213 £277
90th Percentile £607 £556 £643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £15.14 £11.77 £16.74
90th Percentile £65.89 £63.77 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 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 21 November 2017. 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
Preston -6 3 - -
Chorley +6 1 £300 -5.14%
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Ada
2 3 (60.00%) HOOD
2 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (60.00%) Rational Statemate
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) WCF

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (60.00%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Avionics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Ajax
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) WCF
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) HOOD
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Ada
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft