Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 100 110
Rank change year-on-year +29 +10 -46
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 39 43 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.54% 2.03% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.20% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 40 63
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £40,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%

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 1,396 1,957 3,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 90.89% 92.40% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,404 2,290
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Cheshire

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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
Chester -5 15 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Runcorn +5 10 £45,000 +21.62%
Warrington -1 4 £50,000 -2.44% 1
Knutsford +29 3 - - 2
Crewe +3 3 £48,750 +21.88%
Nantwich - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 31 (79.49%) C#
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 24 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
6 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 17 (43.59%) MVC
7 17 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (38.46%) Web Services
9 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
9 14 (35.90%) DevOps
10 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 13 (33.33%) SQL
11 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
12 11 (28.21%) Scrum
12 11 (28.21%) .NET Core
13 10 (25.64%) Android
13 10 (25.64%) jQuery
13 10 (25.64%) Azure
13 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
13 10 (25.64%) Xamarin
14 9 (23.08%) Finance
14 9 (23.08%) CSS
14 9 (23.08%) HTML
15 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (20.51%) Degree
15 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (20.51%) SDLC
16 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project

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 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe XD
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Azure
2 5 (12.82%) AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Serverless
4 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
2 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (12.82%) JIRA
5 3 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) GitLab
6 1 (2.56%) gulp
6 1 (2.56%) webpack
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Marketing
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (94.87%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Developer
3 10 (25.64%) C# Developer
4 9 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Automation Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Principal Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Principal Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 24 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 15 (38.46%) Web Services
4 11 (28.21%) .NET Core
5 10 (25.64%) jQuery
6 9 (23.08%) CSS
6 9 (23.08%) HTML
7 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
7 7 (17.95%) React
7 7 (17.95%) REST
8 6 (15.38%) LINQ
8 6 (15.38%) SOAP
9 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
11 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (7.69%) Ember.js
11 3 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (10.26%) User Experience
4 3 (7.69%) CMDB
4 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Android
1 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) MVC
2 17 (43.59%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (35.90%) DevOps
4 11 (28.21%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) SDLC
6 7 (17.95%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (7.69%) Front End Development
9 3 (7.69%) Human Resource Management
9 3 (7.69%) OOP
9 3 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (7.69%) Robotic Process Automation
9 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.69%) SOLID
9 3 (7.69%) Task Automation
9 3 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 13 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCPD
2 1 (2.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Xamarin
3 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) Google