Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 104 80
Rank change year-on-year +27 -24 +28
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 73 74 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.05% 2.36% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.59% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 58 67 68
Cheshire median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £67,000 £63,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 2,251 2,862 2,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.14% 91.35% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,719 2,157 1,696
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +15 26 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Knutsford +3 10 £60,250 +9.55% 3
Chester +26 9 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Crewe +8 5 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Runcorn +5 2 £36,000 +10.77% 1
Wilmslow -17 2 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Northwich -3 1 £42,500 +47.83% 2
Frodsham - 1 £35,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £40,000 - 1
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (45.21%) C#
3 32 (43.84%) .NET
4 31 (42.47%) Git (software)
5 29 (39.73%) JavaScript
6 27 (36.99%) TDD
6 27 (36.99%) Software Engineering
6 27 (36.99%) Scrum
7 25 (34.25%) Test Automation
8 23 (31.51%) SQL
8 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (27.40%) HTML
9 20 (27.40%) Java
10 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
10 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
10 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
11 18 (24.66%) MVC
11 18 (24.66%) OO
12 17 (23.29%) Integration Testing
12 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
13 16 (21.92%) C++
14 15 (20.55%) CSS
14 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
16 13 (17.81%) DevOps
16 13 (17.81%) SOLID
16 13 (17.81%) OOP
16 13 (17.81%) N-Tier
17 12 (16.44%) WCF
17 12 (16.44%) Finance

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 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.96%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) NuGet
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) SSL
1 1 (1.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.37%) DTS
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (42.47%) Git (software)
2 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.22%) Gradle
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 5 (6.85%) NUnit
4 5 (6.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.48%) Selenium
5 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.11%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.11%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
6 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.74%) Grunt
7 2 (2.74%) gulp
7 2 (2.74%) JSHint
7 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 2 (2.74%) MSTest
7 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
4 7 (9.59%) Law
5 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.11%) Games
6 3 (4.11%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) Retail
8 1 (1.37%) Back Office
8 1 (1.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Developer
2 25 (34.25%) Software Engineer
3 16 (21.92%) .NET Developer
4 13 (17.81%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Software Developer
5 12 (16.44%) C# Developer
5 12 (16.44%) Junior
5 12 (16.44%) Junior Software Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (12.33%) .NET Software Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
8 8 (10.96%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (10.96%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (10.96%) Java Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Junior Java Software Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.84%) .NET
2 20 (27.40%) HTML
3 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
4 15 (20.55%) CSS
5 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
6 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (16.44%) WCF
7 10 (13.70%) HTML5
7 10 (13.70%) jQuery
8 9 (12.33%) JSON
8 9 (12.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (9.59%) React
9 7 (9.59%) Web Services
9 7 (9.59%) XML
10 5 (6.85%) .NET Core
10 5 (6.85%) Java ME
10 5 (6.85%) RESTful
11 4 (5.48%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (5.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) N-Tier
2 9 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.85%) Digital TV
4 5 (6.85%) STB
4 5 (6.85%) User Experience
5 3 (4.11%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.37%) Fintech
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Android
2 8 (10.96%) Linux
3 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.85%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (6.85%) pSOS
5 2 (2.74%) Windows
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Scrum
2 27 (36.99%) Software Engineering
2 27 (36.99%) TDD
3 25 (34.25%) Test Automation
4 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (24.66%) MVC
5 18 (24.66%) OO
6 17 (23.29%) Integration Testing
7 13 (17.81%) DevOps
7 13 (17.81%) OOP
7 13 (17.81%) SOLID
8 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (13.70%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (13.70%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Android Development
10 9 (12.33%) Web Development
11 8 (10.96%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 7 (9.59%) BDD
12 7 (9.59%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.21%) C#
2 29 (39.73%) JavaScript
3 23 (31.51%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) Java
5 16 (21.92%) C++
6 8 (10.96%) C
7 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.11%) Kotlin
9 3 (4.11%) Python
10 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.37%) COBOL
10 1 (1.37%) Java 8
10 1 (1.37%) JCL
10 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Google
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 3 (4.11%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Telerik