The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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
North West / Manchester
Rank 69 62 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 23 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.74% 2.24% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.69% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 20
Median daily rate £325 £500 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +47.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £324 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1072 1486 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.34% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 899 674
Median daily rate £388 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Manchester

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Manchester

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Manchester

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -3 2 £425 -
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Java
3 20 (39.22%) CSS
4 19 (37.25%) .NET
5 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 16 (31.37%) HTML
6 16 (31.37%) TDD
6 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (31.37%) BDD
7 15 (29.41%) AngularJS
7 15 (29.41%) SQL
8 14 (27.45%) Scrum
8 14 (27.45%) Spring
8 14 (27.45%) REST
8 14 (27.45%) HTML5
9 13 (25.49%) Hibernate
10 12 (23.53%) Web Services
10 12 (23.53%) OO
10 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.57%) JPA
11 11 (21.57%) CSS3
11 11 (21.57%) Spring Boot
11 11 (21.57%) Data Modelling
11 11 (21.57%) J2EE
11 11 (21.57%) C#
11 11 (21.57%) JUnit
11 11 (21.57%) Finance
11 11 (21.57%) SOAP
11 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
11 11 (21.57%) Java EE

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (11.76%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) Drupal
2 5 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.88%) Kentico
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) Jetty
5 1 (1.96%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.96%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.80%) GitHub
1 5 (9.80%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) IPsec
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.57%) JUnit
3 10 (19.61%) Selenium
4 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.80%) Bitbucket
5 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.80%) JMeter
6 4 (7.84%) JIRA
7 3 (5.88%) gulp
7 3 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.92%) NUnit
8 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.96%) JProfiler
9 1 (1.96%) Maven
9 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (68.63%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Java Developer
3 11 (21.57%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Angular Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Automation Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Drupal Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) SAP Developer
7 2 (3.92%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) CSS
2 19 (37.25%) .NET
3 16 (31.37%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) AngularJS
5 14 (27.45%) HTML5
5 14 (27.45%) REST
5 14 (27.45%) Spring
6 13 (25.49%) Hibernate
7 12 (23.53%) Web Services
8 11 (21.57%) CSS3
8 11 (21.57%) J2EE
8 11 (21.57%) Java EE
8 11 (21.57%) JPA
8 11 (21.57%) SOAP
8 11 (21.57%) Spring Boot
9 10 (19.61%) jQuery
10 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
11 6 (11.76%) Ajax
12 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
12 5 (9.80%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) iPad
2 2 (3.92%) New Media
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) BDD
2 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (31.37%) TDD
3 14 (27.45%) Scrum
4 12 (23.53%) OO
5 11 (21.57%) Data Modelling
5 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
6 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing
7 8 (15.69%) MVC
8 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.73%) SDLC
9 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
9 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.76%) Usability Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Analytics
11 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 15 (29.41%) SQL
4 11 (21.57%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
2 5 (9.80%) Ansible
2 5 (9.80%) Kibana
2 5 (9.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Google
1 6 (11.76%) Sitecore
2 5 (9.80%) Splunk
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) SAP
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) Perforce
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
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