Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 154 110
Rank change year-on-year +65 -44 -16
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 176 219 378
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.14% 2.07% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.21% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 152 200 319
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £36,300 £32,400 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 5,159 9,893 11,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.99% 93.60% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,125 7,298 9,441
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +76 123 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Cheshire +36 34 £45,000 - 5
Lancashire +33 17 £50,000 +29.03%
Merseyside +14 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 97 (55.11%) .NET
2 96 (54.55%) C#
3 85 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (39.20%) JavaScript
5 67 (38.07%) Git (software)
6 65 (36.93%) SQL
7 60 (34.09%) TDD
8 51 (28.98%) .NET Core
9 44 (25.00%) MVC
10 41 (23.30%) Linux
11 36 (20.45%) ASP.NET
11 36 (20.45%) jQuery
11 36 (20.45%) Docker
12 35 (19.89%) CSS
13 34 (19.32%) HTML
14 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 32 (18.18%) C++
16 30 (17.05%) PHP
17 29 (16.48%) OO
17 29 (16.48%) Microsoft
18 28 (15.91%) OOP
18 28 (15.91%) Software Engineering
18 28 (15.91%) QA
18 28 (15.91%) AngularJS
19 27 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (15.34%) C
19 27 (15.34%) Microservices
19 27 (15.34%) SDLC
20 26 (14.77%) WCF
20 26 (14.77%) Azure

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 11 (6.25%) Apache
2 6 (3.41%) IIS
2 6 (3.41%) Liferay
3 5 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.84%) CMS
3 5 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.70%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.77%) Azure
2 17 (9.66%) AWS
2 17 (9.66%) npm
3 9 (5.11%) SaaS
4 8 (4.55%) GCP
5 4 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.70%) Logic Apps
7 2 (1.14%) GitHub
7 2 (1.14%) Serverless
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.70%) Intranet
3 2 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.09%) MySQL
3 15 (8.52%) NoSQL
4 12 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.84%) Neo4j
5 5 (2.84%) Redis
6 4 (2.27%) Amazon Athena
6 4 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.70%) Event Store
7 3 (1.70%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.57%) DTS
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (38.07%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.20%) Visual Studio
3 16 (9.09%) Selenium
4 14 (7.95%) SpecFlow
5 13 (7.39%) JIRA
6 11 (6.25%) NUnit
7 10 (5.68%) Jasmine
7 10 (5.68%) Mocha
7 10 (5.68%) webpack
8 9 (5.11%) Subversion
8 9 (5.11%) TestCafe
9 8 (4.55%) Protractor
9 8 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.98%) Cypress.io
10 7 (3.98%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.98%) PHPUnit
11 5 (2.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.84%) Vagrant
11 5 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (13.07%) Finance
2 16 (9.09%) Retail
3 15 (8.52%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.82%) Electronics
4 12 (6.82%) Marketing
5 10 (5.68%) Public Sector
5 10 (5.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.27%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.27%) Military
7 3 (1.70%) Banking
7 3 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 139 (78.98%) Developer
2 54 (30.68%) .NET Developer
3 40 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 34 (19.32%) C# Developer
5 33 (18.75%) Software Developer
6 30 (17.05%) PHP Developer
7 27 (15.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Senior PHP Developer
9 17 (9.66%) C# WCF Developer
9 17 (9.66%) Software Engineer
9 17 (9.66%) WCF Developer
10 16 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
11 15 (8.52%) .NET Software Developer
12 14 (7.95%) Senior .NET Developer
13 12 (6.82%) Web Developer
14 11 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
15 10 (5.68%) .NET Software Engineer
15 10 (5.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (55.11%) .NET
2 51 (28.98%) .NET Core
3 36 (20.45%) ASP.NET
3 36 (20.45%) jQuery
4 35 (19.89%) CSS
5 34 (19.32%) HTML
6 28 (15.91%) AngularJS
7 26 (14.77%) WCF
8 24 (13.64%) Web Services
9 20 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (10.80%) Vue.js
11 18 (10.23%) WinForms
12 15 (8.52%) JSON
13 14 (7.95%) LINQ
13 14 (7.95%) React
13 14 (7.95%) RESTful
14 13 (7.39%) Sass
15 12 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (6.25%) LAMP
16 11 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Virtual Team
2 17 (9.66%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.39%) User Experience
4 10 (5.68%) Cloud Native
4 10 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.98%) Social Media
6 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.84%) Acoustics
7 5 (2.84%) Blog
8 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.70%) CMDB
9 3 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.30%) Linux
2 6 (3.41%) Unix
3 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.70%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.09%) TDD
3 44 (25.00%) MVC
4 29 (16.48%) OO
5 28 (15.91%) OOP
5 28 (15.91%) Software Engineering
6 27 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (15.34%) Microservices
6 27 (15.34%) SDLC
7 24 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (13.07%) BDD
8 23 (13.07%) Scrum
8 23 (13.07%) Test Automation
9 22 (12.50%) DevOps
10 20 (11.36%) Migration
11 19 (10.80%) Front End Development
12 18 (10.23%) Integration Testing
13 16 (9.09%) Analytics
14 15 (8.52%) API Design
14 15 (8.52%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 96 (54.55%) C#
2 69 (39.20%) JavaScript
3 65 (36.93%) SQL
4 32 (18.18%) C++
5 30 (17.05%) PHP
6 27 (15.34%) C
7 24 (13.64%) Java
7 24 (13.64%) TypeScript
8 21 (11.93%) VB.NET
9 10 (5.68%) Python
10 7 (3.98%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.41%) VB
12 5 (2.84%) ES6
12 5 (2.84%) ES8
12 5 (2.84%) PHP 7
12 5 (2.84%) Ruby
13 4 (2.27%) Fortran
13 4 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (8.52%) Degree
2 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.27%) MCPD
3 4 (2.27%) MCSD
4 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.91%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (20.45%) Docker
2 5 (2.84%) Varnish
2 5 (2.84%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.41%) Ansible
1 6 (3.41%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (2.84%) Terraform
3 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.82%) Google
3 10 (5.68%) SAP
4 8 (4.55%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.41%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.84%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.84%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (0.57%) Adobe
8 1 (0.57%) Databricks
8 1 (0.57%) Dataiku