Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 78 143
Rank change year-on-year -68 +65 -34
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 289 445 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.18% 3.56% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.97% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 259 395 214
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 11909 11223 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.90% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9463 9353 9582
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -42 179 £47,000 +4.44% 20
Cheshire -26 66 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Lancashire -20 37 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Merseyside -35 7 £36,750 -2.00% 10
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 189 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (44.29%) JavaScript
3 124 (42.91%) .NET
4 119 (41.18%) SQL
5 117 (40.48%) HTML
6 114 (39.45%) CSS
7 110 (38.06%) C#
8 105 (36.33%) MVC
8 105 (36.33%) TDD
9 94 (32.53%) Scrum
10 93 (32.18%) Java
11 85 (29.41%) SQL Server
12 78 (26.99%) Web Development
13 74 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (23.88%) Git (software)
15 65 (22.49%) jQuery
16 64 (22.15%) ASP.NET
17 63 (21.80%) AngularJS
18 61 (21.11%) Web Services
19 60 (20.76%) HTML5
20 56 (19.38%) OO
21 55 (19.03%) SDLC
22 53 (18.34%) Windows
23 50 (17.30%) Software Engineering
24 49 (16.96%) RESTful
25 48 (16.61%) Test Automation
25 48 (16.61%) .NET Framework
25 48 (16.61%) XML
26 47 (16.26%) CSS3
26 47 (16.26%) User Experience

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 14 (4.84%) CMS
2 11 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.42%) NServiceBus
5 5 (1.73%) Confluence
6 4 (1.38%) nginx
6 4 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.04%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (1.73%) SaaS
8 2 (0.69%) GitHub
8 2 (0.69%) IaaS
8 2 (0.69%) npm
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.50%) HTTP
2 6 (2.08%) Internet
3 4 (1.38%) SSL
3 4 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.04%) RS-232
5 1 (0.35%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
5 1 (0.35%) FTP
5 1 (0.35%) Intranet
5 1 (0.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
3 25 (8.65%) Hadoop
4 19 (6.57%) Big Data
5 16 (5.54%) MySQL
6 15 (5.19%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (4.84%) RDBMS
8 13 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (3.11%) Redis
11 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.04%) DB2
14 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (23.88%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.80%) Xcode
3 27 (9.34%) Selenium
4 25 (8.65%) Subversion
5 20 (6.92%) Visual Studio
6 19 (6.57%) Jenkins
7 18 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (5.88%) gulp
9 16 (5.54%) JUnit
10 15 (5.19%) Jasmine
10 15 (5.19%) Maven
11 14 (4.84%) NUnit
12 12 (4.15%) Gradle
12 12 (4.15%) Grunt
13 10 (3.46%) Cucumber
13 10 (3.46%) JIRA
14 7 (2.42%) MSTest
14 7 (2.42%) webpack
15 6 (2.08%) TeamCity
16 5 (1.73%) Mercurial
General
1 41 (14.19%) Finance
2 25 (8.65%) Marketing
3 18 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.88%) Electronics
4 17 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.84%) Retail
6 11 (3.81%) Advertising
7 9 (3.11%) Law
8 7 (2.42%) Banking
9 6 (2.08%) Legal
10 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (74.74%) Developer
2 76 (26.30%) .NET Developer
3 47 (16.26%) C# Developer
4 40 (13.84%) Java Developer
5 39 (13.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 29 (10.03%) iOS Developer
7 28 (9.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 27 (9.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 24 (8.30%) Software Engineer
10 22 (7.61%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (7.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (7.27%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.50%) Angular Developer
12 13 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.50%) Lead Developer
12 13 (4.50%) Software Developer
13 12 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (4.15%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 11 (3.81%) Architect
14 11 (3.81%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (42.91%) .NET
2 117 (40.48%) HTML
3 114 (39.45%) CSS
4 65 (22.49%) jQuery
5 64 (22.15%) ASP.NET
6 63 (21.80%) AngularJS
7 61 (21.11%) Web Services
8 60 (20.76%) HTML5
9 49 (16.96%) RESTful
10 48 (16.61%) .NET Framework
10 48 (16.61%) XML
11 47 (16.26%) CSS3
12 46 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 45 (15.57%) JSON
14 41 (14.19%) Entity Framework
15 39 (13.49%) REST
16 35 (12.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 35 (12.11%) Spring
17 27 (9.34%) SOAP
18 22 (7.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.26%) User Experience
2 25 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 23 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.15%) Public Cloud
7 11 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.11%) iPad
9 7 (2.42%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (2.08%) BBC
10 6 (2.08%) iPhone
10 6 (2.08%) Smartphone
10 6 (2.08%) Social Media
11 4 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.38%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.04%) AS400
12 3 (1.04%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.04%) iSeries
12 3 (1.04%) Online Banking
12 3 (1.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 53 (18.34%) Windows
2 46 (15.92%) Apple iOS
3 18 (6.23%) Linux
4 17 (5.88%) Unix
5 12 (4.15%) Android
6 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.04%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (36.33%) MVC
2 105 (36.33%) TDD
3 94 (32.53%) Scrum
4 78 (26.99%) Web Development
5 74 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (19.38%) OO
7 55 (19.03%) SDLC
8 50 (17.30%) Software Engineering
9 48 (16.61%) Test Automation
10 40 (13.84%) iOS Development
11 38 (13.15%) BDD
12 36 (12.46%) Front End Development
13 31 (10.73%) Kanban
14 30 (10.38%) DevOps
15 29 (10.03%) Responsive Web Design
16 27 (9.34%) Refactoring
17 22 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
19 20 (6.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (44.29%) JavaScript
2 119 (41.18%) SQL
3 110 (38.06%) C#
4 93 (32.18%) Java
5 40 (13.84%) C++
6 32 (11.07%) Objective-C
7 31 (10.73%) Python
8 29 (10.03%) Apple Swift
9 26 (9.00%) PHP
10 25 (8.65%) C
11 24 (8.30%) Go
12 20 (6.92%) Ruby
13 17 (5.88%) Shell Script
13 17 (5.88%) VB.NET
14 13 (4.50%) Groovy
15 12 (4.15%) T-SQL
16 11 (3.81%) PL/SQL
17 10 (3.46%) VB
18 9 (3.11%) VB6
19 8 (2.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.46%) Degree
2 13 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.73%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.38%) HND
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) MCPD
5 1 (0.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.61%) QA
2 6 (2.08%) SLA
3 5 (1.73%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.50%) Ansible
1 13 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (4.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Salt
2 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (10.38%) Google
2 29 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.57%) Apple
4 17 (5.88%) SAP
5 14 (4.84%) Oracle
6 10 (3.46%) Xamarin
7 6 (2.08%) Facebook
7 6 (2.08%) Sony
7 6 (2.08%) Yahoo!
8 5 (1.73%) Perforce
8 5 (1.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.04%) Capita
9 3 (1.04%) IBM
10 2 (0.69%) Aquila
10 2 (0.69%) Informatica
10 2 (0.69%) Talend
10 2 (0.69%) Zend
11 1 (0.35%) Sencha
11 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Twitter