Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 41 32
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.97% 0.69% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 0.91% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Liverpool median daily rate £425 - £375
10th Percentile £363 - £288
90th Percentile £483 - £456
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +11.48% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Liverpool median hourly rate - - -
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 338 328 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 83.05% 75.93% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 218 276
Liverpool median daily rate £395 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £247 £186
90th Percentile £538 £522 £551
Merseyside median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 £22.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.09% +30.54% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.70 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.31 £32.06 £97.58
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) ECMAScript
2 2 (25.00%) SVG
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Kanban
2 2 (25.00%) Mocha
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) Sass
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) GitLab
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) webpack
2 2 (25.00%) gulp
2 2 (25.00%) ES6
2 2 (25.00%) Babel

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 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Babel
2 2 (25.00%) GitLab
2 2 (25.00%) gulp
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) Mocha
2 2 (25.00%) webpack
3 1 (12.50%) JDeveloper
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Expert
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SAP PM Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) Jest
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) Redux
2 2 (25.00%) Sass
2 2 (25.00%) SVG
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Android NDK
3 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) SAML
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Kanban
2 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) ECMAScript
2 2 (25.00%) ES6
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle