The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 22 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.49% - 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% - 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 211 204 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 78.73% 80.95% 74.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 130 111
Median daily rate £425 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Liverpool

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Liverpool over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) Yii
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) JDeveloper
3 2 (28.57%) PHP 5
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (14.29%) CloudFront
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JDeveloper
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Moq
3 1 (14.29%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Portal Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) Yii
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Android NDK
2 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
2 1 (14.29%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Ninject
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) PHP 5
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle