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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 74 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 259 196 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.79% 3.48% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 3.95% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 226 173 160
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +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 6140 4966 5717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4970 4189 4652
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -14 146 £45,000 -5.26% 18
Cheshire +17 61 £40,750 -18.50% 9
Lancashire +6 44 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Merseyside -4 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 262 (59.01%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (56.98%) SQL
3 194 (43.69%) .NET
4 186 (41.89%) C#
5 185 (41.67%) HTML
6 174 (39.19%) MVC
7 170 (38.29%) Java
7 170 (38.29%) SQL Server
7 170 (38.29%) CSS
8 167 (37.61%) JavaScript
9 143 (32.21%) jQuery
10 131 (29.50%) TDD
11 109 (24.55%) ASP.NET
12 107 (24.10%) OO
13 100 (22.52%) XML
14 96 (21.62%) Web Services
15 91 (20.50%) Web Development
16 89 (20.05%) Scrum
16 89 (20.05%) HTML5
16 89 (20.05%) AngularJS
17 84 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (18.47%) .NET Framework
19 80 (18.02%) Windows
19 80 (18.02%) Git (software)
20 77 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
21 74 (16.67%) Entity Framework
22 70 (15.77%) Software Engineering
23 67 (15.09%) J2EE
23 67 (15.09%) Test Automation
24 65 (14.64%) C++

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 35 (7.88%) Tomcat
2 28 (6.31%) CMS
3 17 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 15 (3.38%) NServiceBus
5 12 (2.70%) Confluence
5 12 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (2.48%) IIS
7 9 (2.03%) EPiServer
8 7 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.35%) JBoss
10 4 (0.90%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.68%) Apache
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.80%) Magento
3 5 (1.13%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.68%) Shopify
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Google Play
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.83%) Ethernet
1 17 (3.83%) RS-232
1 17 (3.83%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.80%) HTTP
3 4 (0.90%) Internet
4 2 (0.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (38.29%) SQL Server
2 44 (9.91%) MySQL
3 41 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 38 (8.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (7.21%) DB2
6 31 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (6.31%) Hadoop
8 26 (5.86%) RDBMS
9 24 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (4.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (4.28%) Big Data
12 18 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (3.38%) MongoDB
13 15 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (1.58%) NoSQL
17 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
18 5 (1.13%) DTS
19 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 80 (18.02%) Git (software)
2 59 (13.29%) Selenium
3 55 (12.39%) Visual Studio
4 50 (11.26%) JIRA
5 46 (10.36%) NUnit
6 43 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (7.43%) JUnit
7 33 (7.43%) Subversion
8 27 (6.08%) Jenkins
9 22 (4.95%) MSTest
9 22 (4.95%) NuGet
10 17 (3.83%) Microsoft Blend
10 17 (3.83%) MSI
10 17 (3.83%) WiX
11 16 (3.60%) SpecFlow
12 15 (3.38%) FxCop
12 15 (3.38%) Moq
12 15 (3.38%) StyleCop
13 13 (2.93%) ReSharper
14 12 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (12.84%) Finance
2 41 (9.23%) Marketing
3 30 (6.76%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.73%) Law
5 17 (3.83%) Electronics
5 17 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.70%) Publishing
7 11 (2.48%) Retail
8 10 (2.25%) Banking
9 8 (1.80%) Legal
10 5 (1.13%) Games
11 4 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.68%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 335 (75.45%) Developer
2 119 (26.80%) .NET Developer
3 113 (25.45%) Java Developer
4 78 (17.57%) C# Developer
5 73 (16.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 72 (16.22%) Senior Developer
7 45 (10.14%) Software Developer
8 38 (8.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 33 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (6.08%) Programmer
11 23 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 23 (5.18%) PHP Developer
12 20 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 20 (4.50%) RPG Programmer
12 20 (4.50%) Senior Programmer
12 20 (4.50%) Senior RPG Programmer
13 19 (4.28%) Analyst
14 18 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
15 17 (3.83%) Software Engineer
16 16 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (43.69%) .NET
2 185 (41.67%) HTML
3 170 (38.29%) CSS
4 143 (32.21%) jQuery
5 109 (24.55%) ASP.NET
6 100 (22.52%) XML
7 96 (21.62%) Web Services
8 89 (20.05%) AngularJS
8 89 (20.05%) HTML5
9 82 (18.47%) .NET Framework
10 77 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 74 (16.67%) Entity Framework
12 67 (15.09%) J2EE
13 64 (14.41%) WCF
14 61 (13.74%) JSON
15 56 (12.61%) Hibernate
16 54 (12.16%) CSS3
17 53 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
18 52 (11.71%) Spring
19 46 (10.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.94%) User Experience
2 50 (11.26%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (9.01%) Mobile App
4 34 (7.66%) iPad
5 32 (7.21%) AS400
5 32 (7.21%) iSeries
6 27 (6.08%) Computer Science
7 21 (4.73%) Data Structures
8 19 (4.28%) N-Tier
9 17 (3.83%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 17 (3.83%) Internet of Things
10 13 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (2.25%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.80%) PMI
14 6 (1.35%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.90%) Social Media
15 4 (0.90%) Social Network
16 3 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.02%) Windows
2 37 (8.33%) Linux
3 18 (4.05%) Mac OS
4 17 (3.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 16 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.38%) Unix
7 5 (1.13%) Android
8 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (59.01%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (39.19%) MVC
3 131 (29.50%) TDD
4 107 (24.10%) OO
5 91 (20.50%) Web Development
6 89 (20.05%) Scrum
7 84 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (15.77%) Software Engineering
9 67 (15.09%) Test Automation
10 60 (13.51%) Multithreading
10 60 (13.51%) Waterfall
11 57 (12.84%) SDLC
12 55 (12.39%) OOD
13 40 (9.01%) Concurrent Programming
13 40 (9.01%) Dependency Injection
13 40 (9.01%) ITIL
14 33 (7.43%) MVVM
15 32 (7.21%) BDD
15 32 (7.21%) ERP
15 32 (7.21%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 253 (56.98%) SQL
2 186 (41.89%) C#
3 170 (38.29%) Java
4 167 (37.61%) JavaScript
5 65 (14.64%) C++
6 41 (9.23%) PHP
7 40 (9.01%) RPG
8 36 (8.11%) VB.NET
9 28 (6.31%) C
10 21 (4.73%) Objective-C
11 20 (4.50%) Groovy
12 18 (4.05%) XPath
13 17 (3.83%) Python
13 17 (3.83%) XAML
14 16 (3.60%) T-SQL
15 12 (2.70%) Shell Script
16 11 (2.48%) PL/SQL
17 10 (2.25%) Go
18 9 (2.03%) Ruby
18 9 (2.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 56 (12.61%) Degree
2 23 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.80%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.58%) HNC
4 7 (1.58%) HND
5 3 (0.68%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.45%) MCAD
6 2 (0.45%) MCPD
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.95%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.58%) Firmware
2 5 (1.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.60%) Puppet
2 13 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.11%) Oracle
3 32 (7.21%) IBM
4 19 (4.28%) SAP
5 18 (4.05%) Xamarin
6 12 (2.70%) Google
7 11 (2.48%) Zend
8 8 (1.80%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.90%) Cadence
9 4 (0.90%) HP
9 4 (0.90%) Perforce
10 3 (0.68%) Apple
10 3 (0.68%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.45%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.45%) Teradata
12 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.23%) RedGate
12 1 (0.23%) Sage
12 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.23%) Sencha
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Car finance 247
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Horwich, Lancashire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
CCA Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30k - £40k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + complete flexibility
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 + Excellent Perks & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Northwich
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago