Period
to 17 February 2018

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 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 90 147
Rank change year-on-year -47 +57 -35
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 307 404 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.41% 3.26% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 3.61% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 262 369 211
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +16.88%
10th Percentile £31,600 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,603 11,193 10,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.90% 90.43% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,266 9,338 8,868
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 6 months to 17 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
Manchester +9 193 £47,500 +5.56% 44
Cheshire -47 69 £42,500 +3.03% 13
Merseyside -12 22 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Lancashire -35 22 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 189 (61.56%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (40.07%) JavaScript
3 116 (37.79%) HTML
4 108 (35.18%) CSS
5 103 (33.55%) .NET
5 103 (33.55%) TDD
6 99 (32.25%) Java
7 95 (30.94%) C#
7 95 (30.94%) Scrum
8 88 (28.66%) SQL
9 87 (28.34%) Web Services
10 85 (27.69%) Git (software)
11 84 (27.36%) MVC
12 69 (22.48%) AngularJS
13 67 (21.82%) SDLC
14 65 (21.17%) Web Development
15 64 (20.85%) SQL Server
16 63 (20.52%) Software Engineering
17 61 (19.87%) OO
17 61 (19.87%) RESTful
18 60 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (18.24%) REST
20 55 (17.92%) Test Automation
21 52 (16.94%) ASP.NET
22 50 (16.29%) jQuery
22 50 (16.29%) BDD
23 48 (15.64%) Apple iOS
24 47 (15.31%) HTML5
25 45 (14.66%) SOAP
25 45 (14.66%) PHP

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 19 (6.19%) Confluence
2 8 (2.61%) nginx
3 6 (1.95%) Apache
3 6 (1.95%) CMS
4 5 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.84%) npm
2 20 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 20 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.93%) SaaS
5 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.30%) GitHub
6 4 (1.30%) IaaS
7 2 (0.65%) Yarn
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.33%) Firebase
8 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.79%) HTTP
2 8 (2.61%) SSL
3 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.63%) DHCP
4 5 (1.63%) DNS
4 5 (1.63%) FTP
4 5 (1.63%) IPsec
5 3 (0.98%) Internet
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.45%) MySQL
2 29 (9.45%) NoSQL
3 26 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (6.19%) Redis
5 16 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.93%) DTS
8 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.63%) Big Data
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 85 (27.69%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.05%) Xcode
3 34 (11.07%) Jenkins
4 26 (8.47%) webpack
5 25 (8.14%) JUnit
6 24 (7.82%) gulp
7 23 (7.49%) Grunt
7 23 (7.49%) Subversion
8 22 (7.17%) JIRA
9 19 (6.19%) Maven
10 18 (5.86%) Visual Studio
11 16 (5.21%) Gradle
11 16 (5.21%) Selenium
12 12 (3.91%) Cucumber
13 11 (3.58%) SonarQube
14 10 (3.26%) Bitbucket
14 10 (3.26%) Jasmine
15 9 (2.93%) Mercurial
15 9 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (2.93%) TestNG
General
1 35 (11.40%) Finance
2 19 (6.19%) Advertising
3 14 (4.56%) Banking
4 13 (4.23%) Legal
5 9 (2.93%) Retail
6 5 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.30%) Law
8 3 (0.98%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 232 (75.57%) Developer
2 67 (21.82%) .NET Developer
3 48 (15.64%) Senior Developer
4 39 (12.70%) Java Developer
5 37 (12.05%) C# Developer
6 31 (10.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 29 (9.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (9.12%) Software Developer
9 23 (7.49%) iOS Developer
10 22 (7.17%) Software Engineer
11 18 (5.86%) Architect
11 18 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 18 (5.86%) HTML Developer
11 18 (5.86%) Web Developer
12 14 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (4.23%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.91%) Angular Developer
14 12 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
14 12 (3.91%) Senior Web Developer
15 11 (3.58%) PHP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (37.79%) HTML
2 108 (35.18%) CSS
3 103 (33.55%) .NET
4 87 (28.34%) Web Services
5 69 (22.48%) AngularJS
6 61 (19.87%) RESTful
7 56 (18.24%) REST
8 52 (16.94%) ASP.NET
9 50 (16.29%) jQuery
10 47 (15.31%) HTML5
11 45 (14.66%) .NET Framework
11 45 (14.66%) SOAP
12 43 (14.01%) Spring
13 42 (13.68%) CSS3
14 40 (13.03%) XML
15 37 (12.05%) JSON
16 35 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (9.77%) Entity Framework
18 26 (8.47%) Vue (Vue.js)
19 25 (8.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.33%) User Experience
2 25 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.49%) Mobile App
4 21 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 21 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.26%) BBC
6 10 (3.26%) iPad
6 10 (3.26%) iPhone
6 10 (3.26%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (3.26%) Smartphone
6 10 (3.26%) Social Media
7 5 (1.63%) Wiki
8 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.30%) Fintech
8 4 (1.30%) Replication
9 3 (0.98%) Clustering
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.98%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.64%) Apple iOS
2 31 (10.10%) Windows
3 20 (6.51%) Linux
4 19 (6.19%) Android
5 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.63%) Unix
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (61.56%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (33.55%) TDD
3 95 (30.94%) Scrum
4 84 (27.36%) MVC
5 67 (21.82%) SDLC
6 65 (21.17%) Web Development
7 63 (20.52%) Software Engineering
8 61 (19.87%) OO
9 60 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (17.92%) Test Automation
11 50 (16.29%) BDD
12 42 (13.68%) Responsive Web Design
13 41 (13.36%) Front End Development
14 39 (12.70%) iOS Development
15 38 (12.38%) DevOps
16 32 (10.42%) Mentoring
17 28 (9.12%) SOA
18 27 (8.79%) OOP
19 25 (8.14%) Secure Coding
20 24 (7.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 123 (40.07%) JavaScript
2 99 (32.25%) Java
3 95 (30.94%) C#
4 88 (28.66%) SQL
5 45 (14.66%) PHP
6 38 (12.38%) C
7 35 (11.40%) Objective-C
8 33 (10.75%) C++
9 29 (9.45%) Ruby
10 27 (8.79%) Apple Swift
11 23 (7.49%) Go
11 23 (7.49%) Python
12 21 (6.84%) VB.NET
13 18 (5.86%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.93%) Groovy
14 9 (2.93%) VB
15 8 (2.61%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.95%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.95%) VB6
16 6 (1.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (14.66%) Degree
2 20 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.58%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.61%) HND
5 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.95%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.30%) MCPD
7 4 (1.30%) MCSD
8 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.42%) QA
2 11 (3.58%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 6 (1.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.63%) Ansible
1 5 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.63%) Puppet
1 5 (1.63%) Salt
1 5 (1.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (9.45%) Google
2 27 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.82%) Oracle
4 20 (6.51%) Capita
5 16 (5.21%) Apple
6 10 (3.26%) Facebook
6 10 (3.26%) Sony
6 10 (3.26%) Yahoo!
7 7 (2.28%) Aquila
8 6 (1.95%) Sun
9 5 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.63%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.98%) Twitter
12 2 (0.65%) Informatica
12 2 (0.65%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.65%) Talend
12 2 (0.65%) Zend
13 1 (0.33%) HP
13 1 (0.33%) Tableau