Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 59 118
Rank change year-on-year -33 +59 -24
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 93 102 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.00% 4.31% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 4.85% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 72 84 27
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +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 2,867 2,101 2,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.39% 88.72% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,080 1,635 1,796
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £55,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +6 23 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Crewe -9 17 £40,000 +8.11% 2
Macclesfield - 13 £45,000 - 2
Chester -15 8 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Wilmslow 0 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Knutsford -31 7 £75,000 -
Runcorn -2 4 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Northwich - 3 £42,500 - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 (74.19%) C#
2 68 (73.12%) .NET
3 59 (63.44%) HTML
3 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (62.37%) JavaScript
5 53 (56.99%) ASP.NET
6 50 (53.76%) Git (software)
7 49 (52.69%) MVC
8 48 (51.61%) SQL
9 42 (45.16%) CSS
9 42 (45.16%) jQuery
10 39 (41.94%) SQL Server
11 37 (39.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (37.63%) TDD
13 34 (36.56%) Scrum
14 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (34.41%) .NET Framework
16 28 (30.11%) Software Engineering
17 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
19 23 (24.73%) WCF
19 23 (24.73%) AngularJS
20 21 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
20 21 (22.58%) Windows
21 20 (21.51%) Web Services
22 19 (20.43%) Java
22 19 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
23 18 (19.35%) Dependency Injection
23 18 (19.35%) OOP
24 17 (18.28%) OO

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 (7.53%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.08%) JBoss
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.68%) SaaS
3 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.08%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.08%) SMS
1 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (7.53%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.30%) DTS
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.08%) MySQL
7 1 (1.08%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 50 (53.76%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.20%) Jenkins
3 14 (15.05%) JIRA
3 14 (15.05%) Selenium
4 12 (12.90%) NUnit
5 11 (11.83%) Visual Studio
6 10 (10.75%) JUnit
7 8 (8.60%) Mercurial
7 8 (8.60%) TestNG
8 7 (7.53%) FxCop
8 7 (7.53%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.53%) StyleCop
8 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.45%) Gradle
9 6 (6.45%) Moq
10 5 (5.38%) Bitbucket
10 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
11 4 (4.30%) Maven
11 4 (4.30%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 8 (8.60%) Banking
2 6 (6.45%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Advertising
3 4 (4.30%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Law
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (70.97%) Developer
2 41 (44.09%) .NET Developer
3 28 (30.11%) C# Developer
4 26 (27.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (22.58%) Software Developer
6 20 (21.51%) Senior Developer
7 16 (17.20%) .NET Software Developer
7 16 (17.20%) Software Engineer
8 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (16.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (16.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 14 (15.05%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (15.05%) Senior C# Developer
10 13 (13.98%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (11.83%) .NET Software Engineer
11 11 (11.83%) Java Developer
12 9 (9.68%) Senior Software Developer
12 9 (9.68%) SQL Developer
13 8 (8.60%) Junior
14 7 (7.53%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (73.12%) .NET
2 59 (63.44%) HTML
3 53 (56.99%) ASP.NET
4 42 (45.16%) CSS
4 42 (45.16%) jQuery
5 37 (39.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (34.41%) .NET Framework
8 23 (24.73%) AngularJS
8 23 (24.73%) WCF
9 21 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
10 20 (21.51%) Web Services
11 15 (16.13%) XML
12 14 (15.05%) Entity Framework
13 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (11.83%) SOAP
14 10 (10.75%) Spring
15 9 (9.68%) Hibernate
16 8 (8.60%) LINQ
16 8 (8.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) User Experience
3 9 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.68%) N-Tier
3 9 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.08%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.08%) PMI
7 1 (1.08%) STB
7 1 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.45%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (52.69%) MVC
3 35 (37.63%) TDD
4 34 (36.56%) Scrum
5 28 (30.11%) Software Engineering
6 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (19.35%) Dependency Injection
7 18 (19.35%) OOP
8 17 (18.28%) OO
9 15 (16.13%) DevOps
9 15 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.68%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 9 (9.68%) SOLID
11 8 (8.60%) BDD
11 8 (8.60%) Creative Thinking
11 8 (8.60%) Kanban
11 8 (8.60%) Mobile Development
11 8 (8.60%) SDLC
11 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
12 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (74.19%) C#
2 58 (62.37%) JavaScript
3 48 (51.61%) SQL
4 19 (20.43%) Java
5 16 (17.20%) T-SQL
6 13 (13.98%) PHP
7 8 (8.60%) PHP 5
7 8 (8.60%) VB.NET
8 7 (7.53%) C++
9 6 (6.45%) Objective-C
10 5 (5.38%) C
11 4 (4.30%) VBScript
12 3 (3.23%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.08%) COBOL
13 1 (1.08%) Go
13 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Degree
2 8 (8.60%) HND
3 3 (3.23%) MCPD
3 3 (3.23%) MCSD
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) Xamarin
4 5 (5.38%) Capita
5 4 (4.30%) Google
6 2 (2.15%) Twitter
7 1 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.08%) IBM