The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 47 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 11 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.96% 3.07% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 3.52% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 21
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 510 426 439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.75% 87.12% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 410 350 342
Median salary £41,000 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.49% -6.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Merseyside

Unit Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool 0 9 £40,000 -11.11%
Wirral - 2 £40,000 -
Unit Testing
North West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) MVC
2 14 (42.42%) C#
2 14 (42.42%) .NET
3 13 (39.39%) AngularJS
4 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (36.36%) Degree
4 12 (36.36%) jQuery
5 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 10 (30.30%) Web Development
6 10 (30.30%) WCF
6 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (27.27%) HTML
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) CSS
8 8 (24.24%) PHP
8 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) HTML5
8 8 (24.24%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (21.21%) Confluence
9 7 (21.21%) Atlassian
9 7 (21.21%) JIRA
9 7 (21.21%) N-Tier
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) MySQL
9 7 (21.21%) WinForms
9 7 (21.21%) Web Design
9 7 (21.21%) JIRA Agile

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (21.21%) Confluence
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
4 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Magento
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.03%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.03%) CloudFront
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) FTP
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (15.15%) Subversion
4 2 (6.06%) JDeveloper
4 2 (6.06%) MSTest
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.03%) Grunt
5 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (21.21%) PHP Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Identity Management Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Siebel Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Siebel Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Content Developer
6 2 (6.06%) WebCenter Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (3.03%) UX Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) AngularJS
3 12 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (36.36%) jQuery
4 10 (30.30%) WCF
5 9 (27.27%) CSS
5 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 8 (24.24%) HTML5
6 8 (24.24%) Web Services
7 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (21.21%) Sass
7 7 (21.21%) WinForms
8 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
9 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (15.15%) REST
10 4 (12.12%) J2EE
10 4 (12.12%) XML
11 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 3 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (21.21%) N-Tier
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
1 5 (15.15%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) MVC
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (30.30%) Web Development
4 8 (24.24%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (21.21%) Web Design
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 5 (15.15%) SOA
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.12%) DevOps
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Web Application Development
8 3 (9.09%) BPEL
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (9.09%) OOD
8 3 (9.09%) OOP
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) PHP
3 7 (21.21%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) PHP 5
5 2 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) MySQL Certification
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) Atlassian
3 4 (12.12%) Zend
4 2 (6.06%) Siebel
4 2 (6.06%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft