Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 86 110
Rank change year-on-year -24 +24 +36
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 69 64 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.24% 2.84% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.25% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 65 59 67
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £34,950 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,500 £56,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2731 1967 2853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.73% 87.42% 88.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2063 1666 2413
Cheshire median annual salary £44,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -29 21 £55,000 -21.43% 4
Warrington +5 16 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Crewe +3 6 £37,500 +2.74% 4
Wilmslow +6 5 £45,000 +16.88%
Chester -11 3 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Northwich - 2 £28,750 -
Congleton - 1 £40,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (57.97%) C#
2 39 (56.52%) .NET
3 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (39.13%) HTML
5 26 (37.68%) SQL
6 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
7 24 (34.78%) MVC
8 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 23 (33.33%) TDD
9 22 (31.88%) Scrum
9 22 (31.88%) CSS
10 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
11 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (26.09%) Git (software)
12 17 (24.64%) jQuery
12 17 (24.64%) SDLC
13 16 (23.19%) Java
13 16 (23.19%) Apple iOS
14 15 (21.74%) RESTful
14 15 (21.74%) VB.NET
14 15 (21.74%) Web Development
15 14 (20.29%) C++
15 14 (20.29%) BDD
15 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
16 13 (18.84%) XML
16 13 (18.84%) Windows
16 13 (18.84%) JSON
17 12 (17.39%) WinForms
17 12 (17.39%) Web Services
17 12 (17.39%) Microsoft

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 7 (10.14%) NServiceBus
2 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.70%) MySQL
5 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) DTS
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 9 (13.04%) Xcode
3 8 (11.59%) Selenium
4 7 (10.14%) Gradle
5 5 (7.25%) FxCop
5 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.25%) StyleCop
5 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.80%) JUnit
6 4 (5.80%) Maven
7 3 (4.35%) Ant
7 3 (4.35%) NUnit
7 3 (4.35%) Subversion
8 2 (2.90%) gulp
8 2 (2.90%) MSTest
8 2 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.45%) Appium
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Advertising
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (79.71%) Developer
2 30 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 17 (24.64%) C# Developer
4 14 (20.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (14.49%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 10 (14.49%) VB.NET Developer
6 9 (13.04%) VB Developer
6 9 (13.04%) VB6 Developer
7 8 (11.59%) Software Developer
7 8 (11.59%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.25%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Junior
8 5 (7.25%) Junior C# Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Junior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.80%) iOS Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Junior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Junior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (56.52%) .NET
2 27 (39.13%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 22 (31.88%) CSS
5 17 (24.64%) jQuery
6 15 (21.74%) RESTful
7 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
8 13 (18.84%) JSON
8 13 (18.84%) XML
9 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (17.39%) Web Services
9 12 (17.39%) WinForms
10 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
10 11 (15.94%) Entity Framework
10 11 (15.94%) SOAP
11 8 (11.59%) Cocoa
11 8 (11.59%) Cocoa Touch
11 8 (11.59%) HTML5
11 8 (11.59%) iOS SDK
11 8 (11.59%) SpriteKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) User Experience
2 10 (14.49%) Mobile App
3 9 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Apple iOS
2 13 (18.84%) Windows
3 7 (10.14%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) MVC
3 23 (33.33%) TDD
4 22 (31.88%) Scrum
5 18 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (24.64%) SDLC
7 15 (21.74%) Web Development
8 14 (20.29%) BDD
9 11 (15.94%) iOS Development
10 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.04%) DevOps
11 9 (13.04%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Android Development
12 6 (8.70%) OO
12 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
13 5 (7.25%) Customer-Centricity
13 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
13 5 (7.25%) Dependency Injection
13 5 (7.25%) Mobile First
14 4 (5.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) C#
2 26 (37.68%) SQL
3 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) Java
5 15 (21.74%) VB.NET
6 14 (20.29%) C++
7 11 (15.94%) Objective-C
8 9 (13.04%) Apple Swift
8 9 (13.04%) VB
8 9 (13.04%) VB6
9 7 (10.14%) C
9 7 (10.14%) PHP
10 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
11 4 (5.80%) XPath
12 3 (4.35%) Go
12 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
12 3 (4.35%) VBScript
13 1 (1.45%) Kotlin
13 1 (1.45%) Scala
13 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) MCPD
2 1 (1.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) Google
3 7 (10.14%) Xamarin
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle
5 2 (2.90%) Zend
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) Perforce
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter