Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 75 107
Rank change year-on-year -34 +32 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 121 137 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.03% 2.36% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.88% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 99
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.54% +13.49%
10th Percentile £300 £302 £318
90th Percentile £504 £488 £630
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +12.18% +5.41%
10th Percentile £40.63 £42.50 £38.50
90th Percentile £41.88 £47.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £50.25 £42.88 £43.00
% change year-on-year +17.20% -0.29% +14.67%

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 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -27 74 £380 +1.33% 50
Cheshire -6 40 £375 -14.29% 15
Merseyside +12 3 £424 +13.00% 8
Lancashire -13 2 £500 +62.60% 4
Cumbria -10 1 £300 -15.79% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 55 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 52 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (38.02%) Java
4 45 (37.19%) CSS
5 41 (33.88%) .NET
6 37 (30.58%) HTML
7 36 (29.75%) Test Automation
8 33 (27.27%) AngularJS
9 32 (26.45%) Git (software)
10 31 (25.62%) Android
11 30 (24.79%) CSS3
12 29 (23.97%) C#
13 28 (23.14%) Scrum
14 27 (22.31%) MVC
14 27 (22.31%) TDD
15 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (20.66%) Software Engineering
15 25 (20.66%) REST
16 23 (19.01%) SQL
17 22 (18.18%) HTML5
17 22 (18.18%) Jenkins
18 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
19 19 (15.70%) Android Development
20 18 (14.88%) Node.js
20 18 (14.88%) .NET Framework
21 17 (14.05%) RESTful
21 17 (14.05%) OO
21 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
22 16 (13.22%) Android SDK
22 16 (13.22%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 14 (11.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) SAS
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Liferay
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.83%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.31%) Fireworks
2 4 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
1 1 (0.83%) Maximo
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.13%) SaaS
4 4 (3.31%) npm
4 4 (3.31%) Yarn
5 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.48%) GitHub
5 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) HTTP
2 3 (2.48%) DHCP
2 3 (2.48%) DNS
2 3 (2.48%) FTP
2 3 (2.48%) IPsec
2 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.48%) Hazelcast
3 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.65%) RavenDB
4 2 (1.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.83%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (26.45%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 16 (13.22%) JIRA
4 14 (11.57%) Axure RP
4 14 (11.57%) Karma Test Runner
5 13 (10.74%) Gradle
6 12 (9.92%) Selenium
7 11 (9.09%) JUnit
8 9 (7.44%) gulp
9 8 (6.61%) Grunt
10 7 (5.79%) Mocha
10 7 (5.79%) Protractor
11 6 (4.96%) Mercurial
12 5 (4.13%) Cucumber
12 5 (4.13%) Subversion
12 5 (4.13%) TeamCity
12 5 (4.13%) TestNG
13 4 (3.31%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.48%) Mockito
14 3 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (4.13%) Back Office
1 5 (4.13%) Retail
2 4 (3.31%) Banking
2 4 (3.31%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Avionics
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (78.51%) Developer
2 20 (16.53%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Android Developer
4 15 (12.40%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.57%) Java Developer
6 13 (10.74%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (9.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.13%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Tester
11 4 (3.31%) Consultant
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.31%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.19%) CSS
2 41 (33.88%) .NET
3 37 (30.58%) HTML
4 33 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 30 (24.79%) CSS3
6 25 (20.66%) REST
7 22 (18.18%) HTML5
8 18 (14.88%) .NET Framework
8 18 (14.88%) Node.js
9 17 (14.05%) RESTful
10 16 (13.22%) Android SDK
10 16 (13.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (13.22%) Web Services
11 15 (12.40%) Entity Framework
12 14 (11.57%) ASP.NET
12 14 (11.57%) jQuery
13 13 (10.74%) SOAP
13 13 (10.74%) Spring
14 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (8.26%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.22%) User Experience
2 14 (11.57%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.65%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Blog
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) Android
2 15 (12.40%) Windows
3 10 (8.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.75%) Test Automation
3 28 (23.14%) Scrum
4 27 (22.31%) MVC
4 27 (22.31%) TDD
5 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (20.66%) Software Engineering
6 19 (15.70%) Android Development
7 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
7 17 (14.05%) OO
8 16 (13.22%) DevOps
9 14 (11.57%) Pair Programming
10 13 (10.74%) BDD
10 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.44%) Performance Testing
12 8 (6.61%) Cryptography
12 8 (6.61%) Kanban
12 8 (6.61%) Microservices
12 8 (6.61%) Secure Coding
13 7 (5.79%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 46 (38.02%) Java
3 29 (23.97%) C#
4 23 (19.01%) SQL
5 9 (7.44%) C++
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.61%) C
7 6 (4.96%) PHP
8 5 (4.13%) Python
8 5 (4.13%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.31%) Scala
9 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.48%) Delphi
10 3 (2.48%) Groovy
11 2 (1.65%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.83%) Lua
12 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.83%) Ruby
12 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) HND
3 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.65%) MCTS
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.65%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.83%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (7.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Puppet
2 5 (4.13%) Ansible
2 5 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.31%) Salt
4 3 (2.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (9.92%) Oracle
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.96%) Google
4 4 (3.31%) Adobe
5 2 (1.65%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.65%) IBM
5 2 (1.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.83%) Perforce
6 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.83%) Tableau