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 23 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 71 74
Rank change year-on-year +25 +3  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 43 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.09% 1.65% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 2.00% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 12
Median daily rate £368 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £338 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £434
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 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 1116 1498 1159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.23% 82.35% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 903 671
Median daily rate £390 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 34
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £23.00
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 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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Stockport +9 6 £338 - 3
Salford +4 2 £400 -8.57%
Bury - 1 - -
Unit Testing
North West

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

1 39 (59.09%) CSS
2 38 (57.58%) TDD
3 37 (56.06%) JavaScript
4 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 35 (53.03%) .NET
6 33 (50.00%) C#
7 29 (43.94%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (42.42%) MVC
9 26 (39.39%) HTML
9 26 (39.39%) jQuery
10 25 (37.88%) HTML5
11 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
12 22 (33.33%) Sass
12 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET
13 21 (31.82%) QA
14 19 (28.79%) Java
15 18 (27.27%) Refactoring
15 18 (27.27%) gulp
15 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (25.76%) AngularJS
17 15 (22.73%) Scrum
17 15 (22.73%) SMACSS
17 15 (22.73%) Progressive Enhancement
17 15 (22.73%) CSS3
18 14 (21.21%) BDD
19 13 (19.70%) .NET Core
20 12 (18.18%) SQL
20 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
21 11 (16.67%) OO

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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (3.03%) Drupal
3 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.52%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) PaaS
3 2 (3.03%) GitHub
3 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (27.27%) gulp
3 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.64%) Selenium
4 8 (12.12%) JIRA
5 7 (10.61%) JUnit
6 5 (7.58%) NUnit
6 5 (7.58%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.06%) Gradle
7 4 (6.06%) webpack
8 3 (4.55%) Babel
9 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.03%) Hudson
9 2 (3.03%) JMeter
9 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.64%) Banking
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (81.82%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) .NET Developer
3 13 (19.70%) C# Developer
4 11 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Software Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (10.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Web Developer
10 5 (7.58%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (7.58%) C# Web Developer
11 4 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
11 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Android Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
12 3 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (59.09%) CSS
2 35 (53.03%) .NET
3 26 (39.39%) HTML
3 26 (39.39%) jQuery
4 25 (37.88%) HTML5
5 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 22 (33.33%) Sass
6 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (25.76%) AngularJS
8 15 (22.73%) CSS3
9 13 (19.70%) .NET Core
10 9 (13.64%) Web Services
11 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
12 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
13 6 (9.09%) J2EE
13 6 (9.09%) Java EE
13 6 (9.09%) JPA
13 6 (9.09%) REST
13 6 (9.09%) SOAP
13 6 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.55%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.03%) New Media
4 2 (3.03%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Android
1 4 (6.06%) Unix
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) TDD
2 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 29 (43.94%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (42.42%) MVC
5 18 (27.27%) Refactoring
6 15 (22.73%) Progressive Enhancement
6 15 (22.73%) Scrum
6 15 (22.73%) SMACSS
7 14 (21.21%) BDD
8 11 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (13.64%) Web Development
10 8 (12.12%) Front End Development
10 8 (12.12%) Project Management
11 7 (10.61%) Data Modelling
12 6 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (7.58%) Agile Project Management
13 5 (7.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) JavaScript
2 33 (50.00%) C#
3 19 (28.79%) Java
4 12 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (9.09%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) PHP
6 5 (7.58%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.06%) Scala
8 3 (4.55%) C
8 3 (4.55%) Go
8 3 (4.55%) Python
8 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) Mesos
3 2 (3.03%) Kibana
3 2 (3.03%) logstash
3 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Google
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) SAP
2 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.03%) Perforce
3 2 (3.03%) Siebel
3 2 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
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