The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 85 79
Rank change year-on-year +30 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 41 17 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.81% 1.29% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 1.51% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 33 14 40
Median salary £43,500 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% +2.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £42,500 £47,750
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 935 1126 1597
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 86.82% 85.24% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 748 946 1217
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 10 £40,000 +3.22%
Chester +4 8 £47,500 +35.71%
Crewe -3 6 £50,000 +31.57% 1
Wilmslow - 6 £45,000 - 2
Runcorn - 5 £32,500 - 2
Knutsford +1 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (60.56%) .NET
3 41 (57.75%) C#
4 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
5 34 (47.89%) MVC
5 34 (47.89%) TDD
6 33 (46.48%) HTML
7 29 (40.85%) CSS
8 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET
9 27 (38.03%) SQL
10 24 (33.80%) XML
11 23 (32.39%) .NET Framework
12 22 (30.99%) JSON
13 21 (29.58%) Scrum
13 21 (29.58%) jQuery
13 21 (29.58%) HTML5
13 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
14 20 (28.17%) Entity Framework
14 20 (28.17%) Finance
15 19 (26.76%) Selenium
15 19 (26.76%) WCF
15 19 (26.76%) Java
15 19 (26.76%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (23.94%) User Experience
17 17 (23.94%) Windows
18 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
18 16 (22.54%) NHibernate
18 16 (22.54%) Mobile App

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (19.72%) NServiceBus
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.41%) Shopify
2 1 (1.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Intranet
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.23%) Data Mining
4 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Selenium
2 17 (23.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (19.72%) FxCop
3 14 (19.72%) SpecFlow
3 14 (19.72%) StyleCop
4 13 (18.31%) Visual Studio
5 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.45%) NUnit
7 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.04%) Moq
8 4 (5.63%) Synon
9 3 (4.23%) Xcode
10 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.82%) Gradle
10 2 (2.82%) JIRA
11 1 (1.41%) Grunt
11 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.41%) Mockito
11 1 (1.41%) MSTest
11 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Games
3 3 (4.23%) Publishing
4 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 22 (30.99%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Java Developer
4 13 (18.31%) C# Developer
5 10 (14.08%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 10 (14.08%) .NET Programmer
5 10 (14.08%) Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) Analyst Programmer
5 10 (14.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Programmer
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.27%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.04%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Software Support Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (60.56%) .NET
2 33 (46.48%) HTML
3 29 (40.85%) CSS
4 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET
5 24 (33.80%) XML
6 23 (32.39%) .NET Framework
7 22 (30.99%) JSON
8 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
8 21 (29.58%) HTML5
8 21 (29.58%) jQuery
9 20 (28.17%) Entity Framework
10 19 (26.76%) WCF
11 18 (25.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (22.54%) NHibernate
13 15 (21.13%) CSS3
13 15 (21.13%) SignalR
13 15 (21.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (19.72%) Castle Windsor
14 14 (19.72%) Spring
14 14 (19.72%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) User Experience
2 16 (22.54%) Mobile App
3 13 (18.31%) PMI
4 6 (8.45%) iPad
5 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (4.23%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.04%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) MVC
2 34 (47.89%) TDD
3 21 (29.58%) Scrum
4 19 (26.76%) Dependency Injection
5 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
7 10 (14.08%) Web Development
8 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.45%) Translating Business Requirements
11 5 (7.04%) BDD
11 5 (7.04%) Front End Development
12 4 (5.63%) Automated Testing
12 4 (5.63%) DevOps
12 4 (5.63%) ETL
12 4 (5.63%) ITIL
12 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.63%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (57.75%) C#
2 27 (38.03%) SQL
3 19 (26.76%) Java
4 10 (14.08%) VB.NET
5 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.63%) RPG
6 4 (5.63%) RPG IV
6 4 (5.63%) RPG/400
6 4 (5.63%) VB
7 3 (4.23%) Apple Swift
7 3 (4.23%) C
7 3 (4.23%) C++
8 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.82%) VB6
8 2 (2.82%) XPath
8 2 (2.82%) XQuery
9 1 (1.41%) PHP 4
9 1 (1.41%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) PMI Certification
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) JD Edwards
3 3 (4.23%) Google
3 3 (4.23%) Teradata
3 3 (4.23%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.82%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) Zend
Middlewich, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Runcorn
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 14 days ago