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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 31 34 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.16% 1.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 222 207 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 85.71% 82.14% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 161 98
Median daily rate £455 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £30.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% -11.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £47.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) JDeveloper
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAML
3 1 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JDeveloper
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Portal Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle