Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 77 86
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 51 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.13% 2.42% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.85% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 36
Manchester median daily rate £406 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +14.86% +8.42%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £306
90th Percentile £460 £590 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -1.71% +2.94%

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 1,979 2,493 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.60% 85.00% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,627 1,484
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 95 88
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £13.84 £12.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.00 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £27.42 £25.00 £24.78
% change year-on-year +9.66% +0.89% -4.22%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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
Oldham - 1 £450 - 3
Salford - 1 £460 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 38 (74.51%) C#
1 38 (74.51%) .NET
2 29 (56.86%) MVC
3 28 (54.90%) MongoDB
4 27 (52.94%) NUnit
4 27 (52.94%) VBA
5 26 (50.98%) MS Visio
6 25 (49.02%) NoSQL
6 25 (49.02%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (47.06%) SQL
8 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
9 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (21.57%) Publishing
10 11 (21.57%) Sprint Planning
11 9 (17.65%) Web Services
11 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
12 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
12 8 (15.69%) Finance
13 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.73%) PHP
13 7 (13.73%) OO
13 7 (13.73%) Docker
13 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (13.73%) Technology Roadmap
14 6 (11.76%) API Design
14 6 (11.76%) Redis
14 6 (11.76%) Node.js
14 6 (11.76%) REST
14 6 (11.76%) HTML

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:

Applications
1 26 (50.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.96%) Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.96%) GCP
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
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 28 (54.90%) MongoDB
2 25 (49.02%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.76%) MySQL
3 6 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (11.76%) Redis
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.96%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) NUnit
2 5 (9.80%) JSUnit
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.92%) Moq
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
5 1 (1.96%) Appium
5 1 (1.96%) GitLab
5 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Postman
5 1 (1.96%) REST Assured
5 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.57%) Publishing
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Billing
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (88.24%) Developer
2 33 (64.71%) .NET Developer
3 15 (29.41%) Senior Developer
4 10 (19.61%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Integration Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Software Developer
6 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Angular Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) AWS Architect
9 1 (1.96%) ETL Developer
9 1 (1.96%) MongoDB Developer
9 1 (1.96%) NoSQL Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Site Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (74.51%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) Node.js
3 6 (11.76%) REST
4 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.80%) React
4 5 (9.80%) Vue.js
5 4 (7.84%) Angular 2
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.92%) WinForms
7 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.96%) HTML5
7 1 (1.96%) jQuery
7 1 (1.96%) Laravel
7 1 (1.96%) WCF
7 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (49.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) MVC
2 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.57%) Sprint Planning
5 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
6 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (13.73%) OO
7 7 (13.73%) Technology Roadmap
8 6 (11.76%) API Design
9 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (5.88%) BDD
10 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.92%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (3.92%) DevOps
11 2 (3.92%) OOP
11 2 (3.92%) SDLC
11 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (74.51%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) VBA
3 24 (47.06%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.73%) PHP
5 5 (9.80%) C
5 5 (9.80%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.92%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) Grafana
1 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.96%) Informatica
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
2 1 (1.96%) Talend