Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 83 109
Rank change year-on-year +15 +26 -27
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 77 75 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.62% 2.11% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.52% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 29
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £307
90th Percentile £535 £475 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.59% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.41% +13.85%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Salford -1 5 £425 +3.03% 1
Stockport +2 2 £325 - 1
Bury - 2 £475 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.65%) JavaScript
3 38 (49.35%) TDD
4 36 (46.75%) .NET
4 36 (46.75%) CSS
5 33 (42.86%) C#
6 30 (38.96%) Test Automation
7 29 (37.66%) HTML
8 28 (36.36%) Git (software)
9 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
11 20 (25.97%) MVC
12 19 (24.68%) Kanban
12 19 (24.68%) HTML5
13 17 (22.08%) jQuery
13 17 (22.08%) Scrum
14 14 (18.18%) Refactoring
14 14 (18.18%) Java
14 14 (18.18%) SQL
14 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
15 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.88%) Web Services
16 12 (15.58%) Web Development
16 12 (15.58%) CSS3
17 11 (14.29%) Sass
17 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
17 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
17 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
18 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
18 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 9 (11.69%) Umbraco
2 8 (10.39%) CMS
3 3 (3.90%) Confluence
3 3 (3.90%) Drupal
3 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.30%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) GitHub
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.90%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.60%) npm
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.69%) gulp
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
4 8 (10.39%) Xcode
5 6 (7.79%) Gradle
6 5 (6.49%) JUnit
6 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.19%) JIRA
7 4 (5.19%) NUnit
8 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.90%) JMeter
8 3 (3.90%) JProfiler
8 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.30%) MSTest
10 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (7.79%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (77.92%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) C# .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Web Developer
5 8 (10.39%) .NET Web Developer
5 8 (10.39%) C# Web Developer
5 8 (10.39%) iOS Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) CMS Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.19%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (46.75%) .NET
1 36 (46.75%) CSS
2 29 (37.66%) HTML
3 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 19 (24.68%) HTML5
5 17 (22.08%) jQuery
6 14 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 13 (16.88%) Web Services
8 12 (15.58%) CSS3
9 11 (14.29%) Sass
10 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (12.99%) JSON
11 7 (9.09%) .NET Core
11 7 (9.09%) Node.js
12 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
12 6 (7.79%) Spring
13 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
13 5 (6.49%) JPA
14 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (5.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) User Experience
2 5 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Unix
3 3 (3.90%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (49.35%) TDD
3 30 (38.96%) Test Automation
4 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (25.97%) MVC
6 19 (24.68%) Kanban
7 17 (22.08%) Scrum
8 14 (18.18%) Refactoring
9 12 (15.58%) Web Development
10 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 10 (12.99%) OO
11 10 (12.99%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (10.39%) BDD
12 8 (10.39%) iOS Development
12 8 (10.39%) SMACSS
12 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
13 7 (9.09%) Progressive Enhancement
13 7 (9.09%) Project Management
14 6 (7.79%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) JavaScript
2 33 (42.86%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) Java
3 14 (18.18%) SQL
4 8 (10.39%) Apple Swift
5 6 (7.79%) C++
6 5 (6.49%) Python
6 5 (6.49%) Ruby
7 4 (5.19%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.90%) C
8 3 (3.90%) Go
8 3 (3.90%) PHP
8 3 (3.90%) Scala
8 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) R
10 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Ansible
2 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
3 3 (3.90%) Kibana
3 3 (3.90%) logstash
3 3 (3.90%) Mesos
4 2 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Apple
2 7 (9.09%) DevExpress
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) Perforce
4 3 (3.90%) Google
4 3 (3.90%) Siebel
4 3 (3.90%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 2 (2.60%) Informatica
5 2 (2.60%) SAP