Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 84 90
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 366 444 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.95% 3.44% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.77% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 306 391 318
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 11,355 11,771 10,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.44% 91.21% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,145 9,638 8,472
North West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +3 220 £47,500 +11.76% 39
Cheshire -22 98 £42,500 +2.41% 21
Merseyside +17 23 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Lancashire -38 22 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 240 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (52.46%) JavaScript
3 176 (48.09%) HTML
4 160 (43.72%) .NET
5 156 (42.62%) C#
6 148 (40.44%) CSS
7 122 (33.33%) Java
8 121 (33.06%) SQL
9 118 (32.24%) Git (software)
10 115 (31.42%) MVC
11 110 (30.05%) Software Engineering
12 104 (28.42%) TDD
13 102 (27.87%) SQL Server
14 97 (26.50%) Web Services
15 96 (26.23%) ASP.NET
15 96 (26.23%) Scrum
16 93 (25.41%) AngularJS
17 90 (24.59%) jQuery
18 67 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (18.31%) RESTful
19 63 (17.21%) HTML5
19 63 (17.21%) JIRA
20 62 (16.94%) .NET Framework
21 61 (16.67%) XML
22 60 (16.39%) SOAP
22 60 (16.39%) OO
22 60 (16.39%) ASP.NET Web API
23 58 (15.85%) Finance
24 57 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
24 57 (15.57%) SDLC

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 21 (5.74%) Confluence
2 8 (2.19%) nginx
3 7 (1.91%) Apache
3 7 (1.91%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.09%) CMS
5 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.55%) IIS
6 2 (0.55%) JBoss
6 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (15.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.10%) SaaS
4 21 (5.74%) npm
5 14 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (2.19%) NuGet
8 6 (1.64%) GitHub
8 6 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.37%) IaaS
10 4 (1.09%) Yarn
11 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.27%) Firebase
12 1 (0.27%) Office 365
12 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.64%) HTTP
2 6 (1.64%) SSL
3 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.82%) SMS
5 2 (0.55%) AMQP
5 2 (0.55%) Broadband
5 2 (0.55%) DHCP
5 2 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) FTP
5 2 (0.55%) IPsec
6 1 (0.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 23 (6.28%) MySQL
4 22 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.37%) Redis
6 12 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.64%) DTS
11 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.09%) Big Data
12 4 (1.09%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 118 (32.24%) Git (software)
2 63 (17.21%) JIRA
3 44 (12.02%) Visual Studio
4 39 (10.66%) Jenkins
5 32 (8.74%) JUnit
6 29 (7.92%) Selenium
7 28 (7.65%) Subversion
8 22 (6.01%) Bitbucket
8 22 (6.01%) Grunt
8 22 (6.01%) gulp
9 20 (5.46%) Gradle
10 19 (5.19%) webpack
11 17 (4.64%) Mercurial
11 17 (4.64%) NUnit
12 15 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (3.83%) Maven
13 14 (3.83%) TestNG
14 12 (3.28%) NetBeans
14 12 (3.28%) SonarQube
15 11 (3.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (15.85%) Finance
2 15 (4.10%) Retail
3 12 (3.28%) Banking
4 11 (3.01%) Back Office
5 9 (2.46%) Automotive
6 8 (2.19%) Advertising
6 8 (2.19%) Law
6 8 (2.19%) Legal
7 7 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.64%) Games
8 6 (1.64%) Marketing
9 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.09%) Electronics
10 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 286 (78.14%) Developer
2 94 (25.68%) .NET Developer
3 81 (22.13%) Senior Developer
4 72 (19.67%) Java Developer
5 62 (16.94%) C# Developer
6 57 (15.57%) Software Engineer
7 55 (15.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 48 (13.11%) Software Developer
9 35 (9.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 34 (9.29%) Senior .NET Developer
11 24 (6.56%) Senior C# Developer
12 22 (6.01%) .NET Software Developer
12 22 (6.01%) C# Software Developer
12 22 (6.01%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (5.74%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 19 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (5.19%) Web Developer
15 17 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (4.64%) Senior Java Developer
15 17 (4.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (48.09%) HTML
2 160 (43.72%) .NET
3 148 (40.44%) CSS
4 97 (26.50%) Web Services
5 96 (26.23%) ASP.NET
6 93 (25.41%) AngularJS
7 90 (24.59%) jQuery
8 67 (18.31%) RESTful
9 63 (17.21%) HTML5
10 62 (16.94%) .NET Framework
11 61 (16.67%) XML
12 60 (16.39%) ASP.NET Web API
12 60 (16.39%) SOAP
13 53 (14.48%) Spring
14 50 (13.66%) CSS3
14 50 (13.66%) Hibernate
15 47 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 46 (12.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 45 (12.30%) JSON
18 44 (12.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.38%) User Experience
3 22 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 19 (5.19%) N-Tier
5 16 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.91%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.64%) Replication
10 5 (1.37%) BBC
10 5 (1.37%) iPad
10 5 (1.37%) iPhone
10 5 (1.37%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.37%) Social Media
10 5 (1.37%) Wiki
11 4 (1.09%) Blog
11 4 (1.09%) Clustering
11 4 (1.09%) NHS
11 4 (1.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.65%) Windows
2 24 (6.56%) Apple iOS
3 18 (4.92%) Android
4 8 (2.19%) Linux
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.82%) Unix
7 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (65.57%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (31.42%) MVC
3 110 (30.05%) Software Engineering
4 104 (28.42%) TDD
5 96 (26.23%) Scrum
6 67 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (16.39%) OO
8 57 (15.57%) SDLC
9 51 (13.93%) Web Development
10 47 (12.84%) Test Automation
11 46 (12.57%) Front End Development
12 42 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
13 41 (11.20%) DevOps
13 41 (11.20%) OOP
14 40 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (9.84%) BDD
16 31 (8.47%) Mentoring
17 28 (7.65%) SOA
18 26 (7.10%) Dependency Injection
18 26 (7.10%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 192 (52.46%) JavaScript
2 156 (42.62%) C#
3 122 (33.33%) Java
4 121 (33.06%) SQL
5 40 (10.93%) PHP
6 29 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.10%) Groovy
8 24 (6.56%) C
9 21 (5.74%) Python
10 19 (5.19%) C++
11 17 (4.64%) Ruby
12 16 (4.37%) Java 8
13 15 (4.10%) Objective-C
14 14 (3.83%) Go
15 12 (3.28%) PHP 5
16 8 (2.19%) Apple Swift
17 7 (1.91%) Kotlin
17 7 (1.91%) VB.NET
18 4 (1.09%) Perl
18 4 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (13.11%) Degree
2 18 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.55%) HND
4 9 (2.46%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.91%) Sun Certification
6 5 (1.37%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.37%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) MCPD
7 2 (0.55%) MCSD
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.65%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 5 (1.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (3.83%) Ansible
2 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (0.55%) Salt
3 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.83%) Oracle
3 21 (5.74%) Capita
4 15 (4.10%) Xamarin
5 14 (3.83%) Google
6 9 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.91%) Sun
8 5 (1.37%) Apple
8 5 (1.37%) Aquila
8 5 (1.37%) Facebook
8 5 (1.37%) Sony
8 5 (1.37%) Yahoo!
9 4 (1.09%) HP
9 4 (1.09%) Remedy
9 4 (1.09%) SAP
9 4 (1.09%) Siemens
10 3 (0.82%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.55%) IBM
11 2 (0.55%) Twitter
11 2 (0.55%) Zend