Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 19 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 41 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.26% 2.34% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.98% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £290
90th Percentile £475 £421 £448
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 411 470 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.39% 78.60% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 292 316
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £166
90th Percentile £538 £511 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 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
Liverpool +3 9 £400 - 7
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) JSON
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (18.18%) Mocha
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Yii
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (18.18%) PHP 5
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
2 1 (9.09%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Babel
2 2 (18.18%) GitLab
2 2 (18.18%) gulp
2 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
2 2 (18.18%) Mocha
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) webpack
3 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Middleware Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Expert
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP PM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) Jest
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (18.18%) React
2 2 (18.18%) Redux
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) Sass
2 2 (18.18%) SVG
2 2 (18.18%) Yii
3 1 (9.09%) Android NDK
3 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) SAML
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) BPEL
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) OOP
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) ECMAScript
3 2 (18.18%) ES6
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) PHP 5
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP