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 3 months to 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 102 93
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 68 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.32% 1.54% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 1.87% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 34
Median daily rate £375 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £605 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +23 42 £361 -2.56% 21
Cheshire +26 19 £425 -10.99% 10
Merseyside -3 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Lancashire +5 2 - - 2
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 63 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (50.42%) JavaScript
3 59 (49.58%) TDD
4 57 (47.90%) CSS
5 50 (42.02%) Test Automation
6 48 (40.34%) Git (software)
7 46 (38.66%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (38.66%) HTML
8 42 (35.29%) Java
9 40 (33.61%) .NET
10 39 (32.77%) MVC
10 39 (32.77%) HTML5
11 38 (31.93%) C#
12 33 (27.73%) jQuery
13 30 (25.21%) Finance
14 29 (24.37%) CSS3
15 28 (23.53%) Sass
16 26 (21.85%) AngularJS
16 26 (21.85%) gulp
16 26 (21.85%) SQL
16 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET
17 25 (21.01%) Scrum
18 24 (20.17%) Banking
19 22 (18.49%) QA
20 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
21 20 (16.81%) Oracle
21 20 (16.81%) OO
22 19 (15.97%) JIRA
22 19 (15.97%) Refactoring
23 18 (15.13%) Web Services

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 9 (7.56%) Confluence
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (4.20%) CMS
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.52%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.52%) WordPress
5 2 (1.68%) Drupal
6 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.84%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) PaaS
3 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (1.68%) GitHub
3 2 (1.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.84%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.88%) MySQL
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.04%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.52%) JasperReports
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (40.34%) Git (software)
2 26 (21.85%) gulp
3 19 (15.97%) JIRA
4 16 (13.45%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.45%) JUnit
5 11 (9.24%) Selenium
6 10 (8.40%) Gradle
7 9 (7.56%) webpack
8 8 (6.72%) Eclipse
8 8 (6.72%) Rational Statemate
9 7 (5.88%) IntelliJ
9 7 (5.88%) NUnit
10 6 (5.04%) Bitbucket
10 6 (5.04%) Hudson
10 6 (5.04%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (4.20%) Mockito
11 5 (4.20%) SpecFlow
12 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.36%) MyEclipse
12 4 (3.36%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 24 (20.17%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Avionics
3 5 (4.20%) Back Office
4 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.84%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (77.31%) Developer
2 19 (15.97%) .NET Developer
2 19 (15.97%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 12 (10.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Software Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Android Developer
6 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (6.72%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.20%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (4.20%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (47.90%) CSS
2 46 (38.66%) HTML
3 40 (33.61%) .NET
4 39 (32.77%) HTML5
5 33 (27.73%) jQuery
6 29 (24.37%) CSS3
7 28 (23.53%) Sass
8 26 (21.85%) AngularJS
8 26 (21.85%) ASP.NET
9 21 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (15.13%) Web Services
11 14 (11.76%) .NET Core
11 14 (11.76%) J2EE
11 14 (11.76%) SOAP
12 13 (10.92%) Hibernate
12 13 (10.92%) REST
13 12 (10.08%) Spring
14 11 (9.24%) .NET Framework
14 11 (9.24%) JPA
14 11 (9.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Derivative
2 5 (4.20%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.52%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.68%) iPad
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.68%) New Media
5 2 (1.68%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Android
2 8 (6.72%) Unix
3 6 (5.04%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (49.58%) TDD
3 50 (42.02%) Test Automation
4 46 (38.66%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (32.77%) MVC
6 25 (21.01%) Scrum
7 20 (16.81%) OO
8 19 (15.97%) Refactoring
9 17 (14.29%) BDD
10 16 (13.45%) Progressive Enhancement
10 16 (13.45%) SMACSS
11 15 (12.61%) Software Engineering
12 13 (10.92%) Web Development
13 12 (10.08%) Front End Development
14 11 (9.24%) OOP
15 10 (8.40%) Data Modelling
15 10 (8.40%) Integration Testing
15 10 (8.40%) SDLC
16 9 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (6.72%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (50.42%) JavaScript
2 42 (35.29%) Java
3 38 (31.93%) C#
4 26 (21.85%) SQL
5 12 (10.08%) C++
6 10 (8.40%) PHP
7 9 (7.56%) C
7 9 (7.56%) Python
8 6 (5.04%) Ada
9 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.20%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.36%) Scala
11 3 (2.52%) Go
11 3 (2.52%) Perl
11 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.68%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) HND
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.49%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Ansible
2 3 (2.52%) Mesos
2 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.52%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Control-M
3 2 (1.68%) Kibana
3 2 (1.68%) logstash
4 1 (0.84%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.84%) Nagios
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Oracle
2 8 (6.72%) Perforce
3 5 (4.20%) Google
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.52%) SAP
4 3 (2.52%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.68%) Ab Initio
5 2 (1.68%) Siebel
5 2 (1.68%) Splunk
5 2 (1.68%) Teradata
6 1 (0.84%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.84%) Telerik
6 1 (0.84%) Xamarin
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