Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 50 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.88% 2.76% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.19% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
Lancashire median daily rate £315 £550 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.73% +27.54% +1.47%
10th Percentile £302 £265 £330
90th Percentile £321 £683 £493
North West median daily rate £370 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.52% +3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.75 £43.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.24% +13.85%
10th Percentile £42.50 £40.06 £31.95
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +52.02%

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 373 501 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 87.76% 86.53% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 353 502
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £400 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -7.51% +8.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £589 £575 £628
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 90
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +23.00%
10th Percentile £14.13 £18.04 £21.50
90th Percentile £62.63 £53.10 £53.20
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.12 £30.15
% change year-on-year -14.56% -10.04% +50.75%

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 19 February 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
Preston -2 4 £315 +23.53% 5
Blackpool 0 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £300 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (50.00%) Ada
2 4 (50.00%) HOOD
2 4 (50.00%) Rational Statemate
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) WinForms
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS

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 (12.50%) SAS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (50.00%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Avionics
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) WinForms
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) HOOD
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Ada
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Curam