Period
to 21 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 100 92
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 95 71 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.58% 2.52% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 2.80% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 77 65 48
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £27,500 £34,275
90th Percentile £58,500 £51,250 £65,900
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +8.75%

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 2,492 2,535 1,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.79% 90.09% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,895 1,905 1,689
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +23 41 £45,750 +7.65% 2
Chester +12 14 £50,000 +2.56% 3
Knutsford +8 11 - - 3
Crewe +4 8 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Macclesfield - 4 £45,000 - 1
Wilmslow -13 3 £47,500 +5.56%
Northwich -3 2 £42,500 +47.83%
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 - 2
Nantwich - 1 £44,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (63.16%) C#
3 58 (61.05%) .NET
4 47 (49.47%) Git (software)
5 43 (45.26%) SQL
5 43 (45.26%) Scrum
6 41 (43.16%) JavaScript
7 39 (41.05%) TDD
8 36 (37.89%) Software Engineering
8 36 (37.89%) SQL Server
9 35 (36.84%) MVC
10 33 (34.74%) HTML
10 33 (34.74%) ASP.NET
11 29 (30.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (29.47%) Jenkins
13 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (28.42%) CSS
14 26 (27.37%) OOP
14 26 (27.37%) OO
14 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
14 26 (27.37%) WCF
15 24 (25.26%) jQuery
15 24 (25.26%) N-Tier
16 23 (24.21%) SOLID
16 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
16 23 (24.21%) AngularJS
17 21 (22.11%) DevOps
18 18 (18.95%) Integration Testing
19 17 (17.89%) Ansible
19 17 (17.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)

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 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (17.89%) SaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) NuGet
4 1 (1.05%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) Internet
1 1 (1.05%) SMS
1 1 (1.05%) SSL
1 1 (1.05%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (37.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.16%) Big Data
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.11%) DTS
4 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (49.47%) Git (software)
2 28 (29.47%) Jenkins
3 14 (14.74%) NUnit
4 12 (12.63%) Selenium
5 10 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 8 (8.42%) Gradle
6 8 (8.42%) JIRA
7 4 (4.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.16%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.16%) MSTest
8 3 (3.16%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.16%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.11%) FxCop
9 2 (2.11%) JUnit
9 2 (2.11%) StyleCop
10 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (1.05%) JBehave
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Law
4 6 (6.32%) Retail
5 5 (5.26%) Games
5 5 (5.26%) Legal
6 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (57.89%) Developer
2 32 (33.68%) .NET Developer
3 31 (32.63%) Software Engineer
4 30 (31.58%) C# Developer
5 27 (28.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (18.95%) .NET Software Engineer
7 17 (17.89%) Software Developer
8 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (16.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (16.84%) C# Software Developer
8 16 (16.84%) Senior Developer
9 13 (13.68%) .NET Software Developer
9 13 (13.68%) Junior
9 13 (13.68%) SQL Developer
10 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 11 (11.58%) Junior Software Engineer
12 10 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
13 9 (9.47%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (9.47%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (61.05%) .NET
2 33 (34.74%) ASP.NET
2 33 (34.74%) HTML
3 27 (28.42%) CSS
4 26 (27.37%) WCF
5 24 (25.26%) jQuery
6 23 (24.21%) AngularJS
7 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (14.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (12.63%) .NET Framework
9 12 (12.63%) HTML5
10 10 (10.53%) Web Services
11 9 (9.47%) JSON
12 8 (8.42%) XML
13 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 5 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (5.26%) React
13 5 (5.26%) WPF
14 4 (4.21%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.26%) N-Tier
2 8 (8.42%) User Experience
3 7 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Fintech
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (45.26%) Scrum
3 39 (41.05%) TDD
4 36 (37.89%) Software Engineering
5 35 (36.84%) MVC
6 27 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (27.37%) OO
7 26 (27.37%) OOP
8 23 (24.21%) SOLID
8 23 (24.21%) Test Automation
9 21 (22.11%) DevOps
10 18 (18.95%) Integration Testing
11 17 (17.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 15 (15.79%) Web Development
13 10 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (10.53%) Risk Management
13 10 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (10.53%) Wealth Management
14 9 (9.47%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 60 (63.16%) C#
2 43 (45.26%) SQL
3 41 (43.16%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.79%) Java
5 14 (14.74%) T-SQL
6 12 (12.63%) C++
7 6 (6.32%) C
7 6 (6.32%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.21%) Python
9 3 (3.16%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.16%) PHP
9 3 (3.16%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.11%) COBOL
11 1 (1.05%) Java 8
11 1 (1.05%) JCL
11 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) Ansible
2 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
2 4 (4.21%) SAP
3 3 (3.16%) Google
4 2 (2.11%) IBM
4 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian