Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 99 113
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 134 137 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 2.11% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 2.50% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 93 80
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £305 £282 £285
90th Percentile £483 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
North West median hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +4.00% +52.02%
10th Percentile £42.50 £38.50 £31.95
90th Percentile £47.00 £39.50 £40.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -0.66%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4626 5474 7061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.44% 84.37% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 3555 4335
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £595 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -18.77% +69.44%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.23 £12.49
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Manchester +15 74 £375 -1.96% 23
Cheshire +17 39 £375 -1.32% 6
Merseyside +6 11 £400 +3.23% 2
Lancashire -1 5 £308 -33.15%
Cumbria - 4 £356 -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 69 (51.49%) JavaScript
2 62 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (45.52%) TDD
4 59 (44.03%) Git (software)
5 56 (41.79%) Test Automation
6 55 (41.04%) CSS
7 52 (38.81%) HTML
8 38 (28.36%) C#
8 38 (28.36%) .NET
9 37 (27.61%) HTML5
10 36 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (25.37%) Java
12 33 (24.63%) SQL
12 33 (24.63%) Web Services
13 31 (23.13%) MVC
14 30 (22.39%) OO
15 29 (21.64%) CSS3
16 28 (20.90%) JSON
17 27 (20.15%) ASP.NET
17 27 (20.15%) Relational Database
18 26 (19.40%) Oracle
18 26 (19.40%) jQuery
19 25 (18.66%) Scrum
19 25 (18.66%) Perforce
20 24 (17.91%) Kanban
20 24 (17.91%) Sass
20 24 (17.91%) AngularJS
21 23 (17.16%) gulp
21 23 (17.16%) Finance
22 22 (16.42%) JUnit

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (7.46%) CMS
2 9 (6.72%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.48%) Confluence
4 3 (2.24%) Drupal
4 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.24%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) WordPress
5 2 (1.49%) Apache
5 2 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.49%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (0.75%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) GitHub
2 10 (7.46%) npm
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.24%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) HTTP
1 2 (1.49%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
2 1 (0.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.15%) Relational Database
2 21 (15.67%) RDBMS
2 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.97%) MySQL
4 5 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.99%) CouchDB
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.49%) Redis
8 1 (0.75%) Big Data
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (44.03%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.16%) gulp
3 22 (16.42%) JUnit
4 19 (14.18%) Jenkins
5 16 (11.94%) Gradle
6 14 (10.45%) SonarQube
7 13 (9.70%) JProfiler
8 11 (8.21%) Grunt
9 10 (7.46%) Eclipse
10 9 (6.72%) Selenium
11 8 (5.97%) JIRA
11 8 (5.97%) Maven
11 8 (5.97%) SpecFlow
11 8 (5.97%) Xcode
12 6 (4.48%) IntelliJ
12 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.48%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.73%) Mocha
13 5 (3.73%) webpack
14 4 (2.99%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Advertising
4 2 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Avionics
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (83.58%) Developer
2 26 (19.40%) Java Developer
3 22 (16.42%) .NET Developer
4 19 (14.18%) C# Developer
5 18 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (10.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (7.46%) iOS Developer
7 10 (7.46%) UI Developer
8 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 8 (5.97%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.48%) .NET Web Developer
10 6 (4.48%) C# Web Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Consultant
10 6 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.73%) Android Developer
11 5 (3.73%) J2EE Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (3.73%) PHP Developer
12 4 (2.99%) ABAP Developer
12 4 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.04%) CSS
2 52 (38.81%) HTML
3 38 (28.36%) .NET
4 37 (27.61%) HTML5
5 33 (24.63%) Web Services
6 29 (21.64%) CSS3
7 28 (20.90%) JSON
8 27 (20.15%) ASP.NET
9 26 (19.40%) jQuery
10 24 (17.91%) AngularJS
10 24 (17.91%) Sass
11 21 (15.67%) Spring
12 20 (14.93%) Hibernate
12 20 (14.93%) Node.js
13 19 (14.18%) JPA
13 19 (14.18%) React
14 18 (13.43%) Ajax
15 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (11.94%) REST
15 16 (11.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) User Experience
2 6 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.49%) STB
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.22%) Android
2 7 (5.22%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Unix
3 4 (2.99%) Windows
4 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (45.52%) TDD
3 56 (41.79%) Test Automation
4 36 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (23.13%) MVC
6 30 (22.39%) OO
7 25 (18.66%) Scrum
8 24 (17.91%) Kanban
9 20 (14.93%) Data Modelling
9 20 (14.93%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (12.69%) BDD
11 16 (11.94%) Software Engineering
12 14 (10.45%) Refactoring
13 13 (9.70%) Front End Development
14 12 (8.96%) iOS Development
14 12 (8.96%) SDLC
15 11 (8.21%) Web Development
16 10 (7.46%) RAD
17 9 (6.72%) OOP
18 8 (5.97%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 69 (51.49%) JavaScript
2 38 (28.36%) C#
3 34 (25.37%) Java
4 33 (24.63%) SQL
5 9 (6.72%) Apple Swift
6 8 (5.97%) ES6
6 8 (5.97%) PHP
7 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.48%) C
8 6 (4.48%) C++
9 5 (3.73%) Ruby
10 4 (2.99%) ABAP
11 3 (2.24%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.49%) Ada
12 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.49%) ECMAScript
12 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.49%) Python
12 2 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) Degree
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.73%) Puppet
2 3 (2.24%) Ansible
2 3 (2.24%) Kibana
2 3 (2.24%) logstash
3 2 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Oracle
2 25 (18.66%) Perforce
3 10 (7.46%) Apple
3 10 (7.46%) SAP
4 9 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.22%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.24%) Google
6 3 (2.24%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.24%) Splunk
7 2 (1.49%) Informatica
7 2 (1.49%) Siebel
8 1 (0.75%) Capita
8 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.75%) Zend