The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 95 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 195 157 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.18% 2.73% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 3.11% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 169 139 189
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5537 5051 5904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.90% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 4201 4753
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in the North West

Unit Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -14 110 £41,250 -8.33% 17
Cheshire +30 41 £43,500 +11.53% 8
Lancashire +4 31 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Merseyside -6 11 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 217 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (47.38%) SQL
3 142 (37.17%) HTML
4 141 (36.91%) Java
5 140 (36.65%) MVC
6 135 (35.34%) .NET
7 134 (35.08%) C#
8 131 (34.29%) CSS
9 120 (31.41%) jQuery
10 111 (29.06%) JavaScript
11 110 (28.80%) TDD
12 108 (28.27%) SQL Server
13 81 (21.20%) ASP.NET
14 79 (20.68%) OO
15 70 (18.32%) Web Services
15 70 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (16.23%) PHP
17 61 (15.97%) Web Development
17 61 (15.97%) HTML5
17 61 (15.97%) AngularJS
18 59 (15.45%) Spring
18 59 (15.45%) MySQL
19 58 (15.18%) J2EE
20 57 (14.92%) Degree
21 55 (14.40%) SDLC
22 54 (14.14%) Software Engineering
23 53 (13.87%) Hibernate
23 53 (13.87%) C++
23 53 (13.87%) XML
23 53 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 40 (10.47%) Tomcat
2 16 (4.19%) Confluence
3 14 (3.66%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.62%) JBoss
5 9 (2.36%) Apache
6 8 (2.09%) IIS
6 8 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.52%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.26%) nginx
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Magento
2 8 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.31%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) Shopify
6 1 (0.26%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.26%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.26%) Google Play
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.83%) Ethernet
1 7 (1.83%) RS-232
1 7 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.31%) HTTP
3 4 (1.05%) LDAP
4 3 (0.79%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) FTP
5 2 (0.52%) Internet
5 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (28.27%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.45%) MySQL
3 26 (6.81%) DB2
4 21 (5.50%) Hadoop
5 19 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (4.19%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.66%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.79%) Big Data
15 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 49 (12.83%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.95%) JUnit
3 36 (9.42%) JIRA
3 36 (9.42%) Visual Studio
4 35 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (7.59%) Selenium
6 20 (5.24%) Jenkins
6 20 (5.24%) NUnit
7 18 (4.71%) Eclipse
7 18 (4.71%) Subversion
8 15 (3.93%) SpecFlow
9 14 (3.66%) FxCop
9 14 (3.66%) StyleCop
10 12 (3.14%) NuGet
11 11 (2.88%) Bitbucket
12 10 (2.62%) Mockito
12 10 (2.62%) Moq
12 10 (2.62%) MSTest
13 9 (2.36%) IntelliJ
13 9 (2.36%) jMock
General
1 47 (12.30%) Finance
2 20 (5.24%) Marketing
3 18 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.14%) Publishing
4 12 (3.14%) Retail
5 9 (2.36%) Banking
6 8 (2.09%) Electronics
6 8 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.31%) Legal
8 4 (1.05%) Advertising
8 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 305 (79.84%) Developer
2 106 (27.75%) Java Developer
3 87 (22.77%) .NET Developer
4 62 (16.23%) Senior Developer
5 59 (15.45%) C# Developer
6 48 (12.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 39 (10.21%) PHP Developer
8 37 (9.69%) Software Developer
9 31 (8.12%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (7.33%) Analyst
11 22 (5.76%) Programmer
12 17 (4.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (4.45%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (4.19%) Applications Support
13 16 (4.19%) Applications Support Analyst
13 16 (4.19%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (3.66%) Java Software Developer
16 12 (3.14%) HTML CSS Developer
16 12 (3.14%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (37.17%) HTML
2 135 (35.34%) .NET
3 131 (34.29%) CSS
4 120 (31.41%) jQuery
5 81 (21.20%) ASP.NET
6 70 (18.32%) Web Services
7 61 (15.97%) AngularJS
7 61 (15.97%) HTML5
8 59 (15.45%) Spring
9 58 (15.18%) J2EE
10 53 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (13.87%) Hibernate
10 53 (13.87%) XML
11 50 (13.09%) WCF
12 47 (12.30%) ASP.NET Web API
13 45 (11.78%) .NET Framework
14 42 (10.99%) Entity Framework
15 37 (9.69%) JSON
16 30 (7.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (7.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.30%) User Experience
2 38 (9.95%) Computer Science
3 30 (7.85%) Mobile App
4 26 (6.81%) iSeries
5 25 (6.54%) AS400
6 20 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (5.24%) iPad
7 13 (3.40%) N-Tier
7 13 (3.40%) PMI
8 9 (2.36%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.83%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 7 (1.83%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.52%) Fintech
13 2 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.47%) Windows
2 33 (8.64%) Linux
3 17 (4.45%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.88%) Android
5 8 (2.09%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.83%) Unix
6 7 (1.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.65%) MVC
3 110 (28.80%) TDD
4 79 (20.68%) OO
5 70 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (15.97%) Web Development
7 55 (14.40%) SDLC
8 54 (14.14%) Software Engineering
9 49 (12.83%) Scrum
10 47 (12.30%) Multithreading
11 45 (11.78%) Waterfall
12 44 (11.52%) OOD
13 39 (10.21%) Front End Development
14 34 (8.90%) OOP
15 32 (8.38%) Concurrent Programming
16 31 (8.12%) ITIL
16 31 (8.12%) Mentoring
17 28 (7.33%) Dependency Injection
18 26 (6.81%) ERP
19 21 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 181 (47.38%) SQL
2 141 (36.91%) Java
3 134 (35.08%) C#
4 111 (29.06%) JavaScript
5 62 (16.23%) PHP
6 53 (13.87%) C++
7 30 (7.85%) RPG
8 21 (5.50%) Groovy
9 20 (5.24%) C
10 19 (4.97%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.62%) Objective-C
12 9 (2.36%) Python
13 8 (2.09%) Embedded C
13 8 (2.09%) XAML
14 7 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.57%) PHP 5
16 5 (1.31%) Apple Swift
16 5 (1.31%) VB
17 4 (1.05%) RPG/400
17 4 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (14.92%) Degree
2 13 (3.40%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.09%) HNC
3 8 (2.09%) HND
4 6 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.05%) MySQL Certification
5 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.52%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.97%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (2.09%) Firmware
2 2 (0.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.26%) KVM
3 1 (0.26%) Varnish
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.05%) Puppet
2 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.26%) Marathon
3 1 (0.26%) Mesos
3 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.12%) Oracle
3 26 (6.81%) IBM
4 17 (4.45%) Xamarin
5 14 (3.66%) Zend
6 10 (2.62%) SAP
7 8 (2.09%) Cadence
7 8 (2.09%) HP
8 7 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.83%) Google
9 4 (1.05%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.79%) Teradata
11 2 (0.52%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.52%) JDA
11 2 (0.52%) Siebel
12 1 (0.26%) Sage
12 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.26%) Sun
12 1 (0.26%) Unisys
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + 25% bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25500 - £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 25% bonus, 10% pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Destinology Ltd
Salary: plus eligible for performance related bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £60k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Runcorn
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Runcorn
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago