Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 81 102
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 108 88 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.73% 3.25% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 3.62% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 84 73 36
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,100 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,000 £63,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 2,704 2,432 1,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.34% 89.94% 88.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 1,834 1,647
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,503 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +25 34 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Crewe -2 17 £40,000 -
Chester +7 14 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Macclesfield - 12 £45,000 -
Knutsford -3 9 £70,000 +100.00% 2
Wilmslow -11 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Northwich - 3 £42,500 -
Runcorn +6 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Nantwich - 1 £44,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (67.59%) C#
3 72 (66.67%) .NET
4 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
5 57 (52.78%) Git (software)
6 56 (51.85%) HTML
7 52 (48.15%) MVC
8 51 (47.22%) SQL
8 51 (47.22%) ASP.NET
9 47 (43.52%) Scrum
10 45 (41.67%) TDD
11 42 (38.89%) SQL Server
11 42 (38.89%) jQuery
12 41 (37.96%) CSS
13 40 (37.04%) Software Engineering
14 38 (35.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (30.56%) WCF
15 33 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
18 28 (25.93%) .NET Framework
19 27 (25.00%) AngularJS
20 26 (24.07%) OOP
21 25 (23.15%) Jenkins
22 23 (21.30%) OO
23 21 (19.44%) DevOps
24 20 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
25 19 (17.59%) N-Tier
25 19 (17.59%) Integration Testing

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 (6.48%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.81%) SaaS
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) npm
4 1 (0.93%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.85%) DTS
6 1 (0.93%) Big Data
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (52.78%) Git (software)
2 25 (23.15%) Jenkins
3 17 (15.74%) NUnit
3 17 (15.74%) Selenium
4 15 (13.89%) JIRA
5 9 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 8 (7.41%) JUnit
6 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.48%) FxCop
7 7 (6.48%) Gradle
7 7 (6.48%) SpecFlow
7 7 (6.48%) StyleCop
7 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.56%) Mercurial
8 6 (5.56%) Moq
8 6 (5.56%) TestNG
9 4 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.78%) MSTest
10 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 8 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 8 (7.41%) Law
4 6 (5.56%) Retail
5 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.78%) Games
6 3 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (59.26%) Developer
2 41 (37.96%) .NET Developer
3 30 (27.78%) Software Engineer
4 27 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 26 (24.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (18.52%) Senior Developer
7 19 (17.59%) .NET Software Engineer
8 18 (16.67%) Software Developer
9 16 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
10 15 (13.89%) .NET Software Developer
10 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (13.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (12.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 14 (12.96%) Senior C# Developer
12 13 (12.04%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (11.11%) Junior
14 11 (10.19%) Senior Software Engineer
14 11 (10.19%) SQL Developer
15 9 (8.33%) Junior Software Engineer
15 9 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (66.67%) .NET
2 56 (51.85%) HTML
3 51 (47.22%) ASP.NET
4 42 (38.89%) jQuery
5 41 (37.96%) CSS
6 38 (35.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 33 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (30.56%) WCF
8 28 (25.93%) .NET Framework
9 27 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 20 (18.52%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (16.67%) XML
12 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (14.81%) Web Services
13 11 (10.19%) JSON
14 10 (9.26%) Entity Framework
14 10 (9.26%) HTML5
15 8 (7.41%) SOAP
15 8 (7.41%) Spring
16 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) N-Tier
2 12 (11.11%) User Experience
3 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (71.30%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) MVC
3 47 (43.52%) Scrum
4 45 (41.67%) TDD
5 40 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 31 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (24.07%) OOP
8 23 (21.30%) OO
9 21 (19.44%) DevOps
10 19 (17.59%) Dependency Injection
10 19 (17.59%) Integration Testing
11 18 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (15.74%) SOLID
12 17 (15.74%) Test Automation
13 16 (14.81%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 10 (9.26%) Kanban
14 10 (9.26%) Web Development
15 8 (7.41%) Risk Management
15 8 (7.41%) SDLC
15 8 (7.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (67.59%) C#
2 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
3 51 (47.22%) SQL
4 17 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 16 (14.81%) Java
6 9 (8.33%) C++
6 9 (8.33%) PHP
7 7 (6.48%) PHP 5
8 5 (4.63%) C
9 3 (2.78%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.78%) Python
9 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.85%) COBOL
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.93%) JCL
11 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 6 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle
2 7 (6.48%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.63%) Capita
4 4 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.93%) Google