Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 66 129
Rank change year-on-year -51 +63 -8
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 72 73 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.13% 3.40% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 3.88% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 56 75 37
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,700 £34,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £51,250 £50,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +16.88%

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 3,034 1,883 2,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.58% 87.83% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,250 1,523 2,126
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +5 20 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Knutsford -30 19 £62,500 - 1
Crewe -8 3 - - 3
Runcorn - 3 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £45,000 - 1
Chester -30 2 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Northwich - 2 £28,750 - 1
Congleton - 1 £40,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 39 (54.17%) C#
2 38 (52.78%) .NET
3 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 31 (43.06%) SQL
6 29 (40.28%) HTML
7 27 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 23 (31.94%) TDD
10 22 (30.56%) Scrum
10 22 (30.56%) CSS
10 22 (30.56%) MVC
11 19 (26.39%) Java
11 19 (26.39%) C++
11 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
11 19 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (25.00%) Apple iOS
12 18 (25.00%) Web Services
13 16 (22.22%) SDLC
13 16 (22.22%) BDD
13 16 (22.22%) RESTful
13 16 (22.22%) VB.NET
14 14 (19.44%) Windows
14 14 (19.44%) SOAP
14 14 (19.44%) Objective-C
14 14 (19.44%) jQuery
14 14 (19.44%) .NET Framework
14 14 (19.44%) DevOps
15 13 (18.06%) iOS Development
15 13 (18.06%) Google

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 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.39%) Intranet
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.33%) MySQL
5 5 (6.94%) DTS
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.67%) Xcode
3 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.72%) Gradle
4 7 (9.72%) JUnit
4 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.33%) Maven
6 4 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (5.56%) Subversion
7 3 (4.17%) Ant
7 3 (4.17%) JIRA
7 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.17%) TestNG
8 1 (1.39%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.39%) MSTest
8 1 (1.39%) NUnit
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Advertising
4 5 (6.94%) Marketing
5 3 (4.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.78%) Games
6 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (76.39%) Developer
2 26 (36.11%) .NET Developer
3 20 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 17 (23.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (18.06%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 8 (11.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 8 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (9.72%) SQL Developer
9 6 (8.33%) Junior
9 6 (8.33%) VB Developer
9 6 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Junior C# Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Junior Developer
10 5 (6.94%) Mobile Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Junior .NET Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.78%) .NET
2 29 (40.28%) HTML
3 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 22 (30.56%) CSS
5 18 (25.00%) Web Services
6 16 (22.22%) RESTful
7 14 (19.44%) .NET Framework
7 14 (19.44%) jQuery
7 14 (19.44%) SOAP
8 11 (15.28%) AngularJS
9 10 (13.89%) Cocoa
9 10 (13.89%) Cocoa Touch
9 10 (13.89%) iOS SDK
9 10 (13.89%) SpriteKit
9 10 (13.89%) WinForms
10 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (12.50%) Entity Framework
11 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
11 6 (8.33%) Spring
11 6 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.72%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.39%) STB
4 1 (1.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (19.44%) Windows
3 9 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) TDD
3 22 (30.56%) MVC
3 22 (30.56%) Scrum
4 19 (26.39%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.22%) BDD
5 16 (22.22%) SDLC
6 14 (19.44%) DevOps
7 13 (18.06%) iOS Development
8 12 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.50%) OO
10 8 (11.11%) Android Development
10 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.72%) Mobile First
12 6 (8.33%) Microservices
12 6 (8.33%) Web Development
13 5 (6.94%) Creative Thinking
14 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
14 4 (5.56%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.17%) C#
2 32 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 31 (43.06%) SQL
4 19 (26.39%) C++
4 19 (26.39%) Java
5 16 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 14 (19.44%) Objective-C
7 12 (16.67%) Apple Swift
8 10 (13.89%) C
8 10 (13.89%) PHP
9 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 7 (9.72%) VB
11 6 (8.33%) VB6
11 6 (8.33%) VBScript
12 4 (5.56%) Go
13 3 (4.17%) PHP 5
13 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
13 3 (4.17%) XPath
14 1 (1.39%) Python
14 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.56%) MCPD
3 4 (5.56%) MCSD
4 3 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Google
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (6.94%) Xamarin
5 3 (4.17%) Twitter
6 2 (2.78%) Zend