Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 112 74
Rank change year-on-year -8 -38 +51
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 311 365 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.62% 2.78% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.05% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 263 326 381
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,375 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +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 10,791 11,960 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.17% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,673 9,535 9,038
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -3 178 £45,000 - 48
Cheshire +4 92 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Lancashire -23 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Merseyside +30 19 £50,000 +33.33% 8
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 209 (67.20%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (54.02%) C#
3 156 (50.16%) JavaScript
4 153 (49.20%) .NET
5 120 (38.59%) HTML
6 109 (35.05%) SQL
7 105 (33.76%) CSS
8 103 (33.12%) TDD
9 93 (29.90%) MVC
10 90 (28.94%) Scrum
11 88 (28.30%) Java
12 85 (27.33%) Git (software)
13 81 (26.05%) AngularJS
14 76 (24.44%) Software Engineering
15 74 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (22.19%) ASP.NET
16 69 (22.19%) Web Services
17 65 (20.90%) jQuery
18 64 (20.58%) SQL Server
19 63 (20.26%) OO
20 58 (18.65%) ASP.NET Web API
21 57 (18.33%) RESTful
21 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
22 54 (17.36%) HTML5
23 52 (16.72%) Visual Studio
23 52 (16.72%) Finance
24 48 (15.43%) Test Automation
25 47 (15.11%) JIRA
26 45 (14.47%) XML
27 44 (14.15%) Web Development

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 9 (2.89%) CMS
2 8 (2.57%) nginx
3 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.29%) Confluence
3 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) BPCS
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.36%) SaaS
3 24 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 8 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.57%) NuGet
5 7 (2.25%) npm
6 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.64%) Yarn
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.89%) HTTP
2 7 (2.25%) AMQP
3 6 (1.93%) SSL
4 3 (0.96%) SMS
5 2 (0.64%) Broadband
5 2 (0.64%) Internet
5 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) Extranet
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.82%) NoSQL
2 15 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.22%) Hadoop
3 10 (3.22%) MySQL
4 9 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (2.57%) Couchbase
5 8 (2.57%) Redis
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.29%) Big Data
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.96%) DTS
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (27.33%) Git (software)
2 52 (16.72%) Visual Studio
3 47 (15.11%) JIRA
4 37 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 28 (9.00%) Selenium
6 23 (7.40%) TeamCity
7 19 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (5.47%) NUnit
9 15 (4.82%) SpecFlow
10 14 (4.50%) Subversion
11 13 (4.18%) Gradle
12 12 (3.86%) Bitbucket
13 11 (3.54%) WebDriver
14 10 (3.22%) Eclipse
14 10 (3.22%) NetBeans
15 8 (2.57%) Grunt
15 8 (2.57%) gulp
16 7 (2.25%) Moq
17 6 (1.93%) Jasmine
17 6 (1.93%) Xcode
General
1 52 (16.72%) Finance
2 21 (6.75%) Retail
3 17 (5.47%) Banking
4 16 (5.14%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.50%) Law
6 13 (4.18%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.86%) Electronics
7 12 (3.86%) Marketing
8 10 (3.22%) Back Office
9 5 (1.61%) Automotive
10 4 (1.29%) Advertising
10 4 (1.29%) Games
10 4 (1.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 241 (77.49%) Developer
2 86 (27.65%) .NET Developer
3 79 (25.40%) Senior Developer
4 73 (23.47%) C# Developer
5 56 (18.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 51 (16.40%) Software Developer
6 51 (16.40%) Software Engineer
7 45 (14.47%) Java Developer
8 30 (9.65%) C# Software Developer
9 27 (8.68%) Senior .NET Developer
10 25 (8.04%) Senior C# Developer
11 23 (7.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 20 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (6.11%) .NET Software Developer
13 19 (6.11%) .NET Software Engineer
14 17 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (5.47%) Senior Software Developer
14 17 (5.47%) SQL Developer
15 16 (5.14%) Web Developer
16 15 (4.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (49.20%) .NET
2 120 (38.59%) HTML
3 105 (33.76%) CSS
4 81 (26.05%) AngularJS
5 69 (22.19%) ASP.NET
5 69 (22.19%) Web Services
6 65 (20.90%) jQuery
7 58 (18.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (18.33%) RESTful
9 54 (17.36%) HTML5
10 45 (14.47%) XML
11 42 (13.50%) .NET Framework
12 40 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (12.22%) JSON
14 37 (11.90%) CSS3
14 37 (11.90%) WCF
15 34 (10.93%) SOAP
16 30 (9.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (9.00%) React
17 28 (9.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.97%) User Experience
3 30 (9.65%) N-Tier
4 25 (8.04%) Computer Science
5 24 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.86%) Blog
7 10 (3.22%) Fintech
8 9 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.29%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (1.29%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.96%) iPad
11 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.64%) Replication
12 2 (0.64%) Robotics
13 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.79%) Android
2 17 (5.47%) Windows
3 14 (4.50%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.54%) Linux
5 3 (0.96%) Unix
6 2 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.32%) VME
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (67.20%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (33.12%) TDD
3 93 (29.90%) MVC
4 90 (28.94%) Scrum
5 76 (24.44%) Software Engineering
6 74 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (20.26%) OO
8 48 (15.43%) Test Automation
9 44 (14.15%) Web Development
10 41 (13.18%) OOP
11 39 (12.54%) SDLC
12 36 (11.58%) BDD
13 32 (10.29%) DevOps
14 29 (9.32%) SOLID
15 27 (8.68%) Front End Development
15 27 (8.68%) Responsive Web Design
16 25 (8.04%) Integration Testing
17 23 (7.40%) Kanban
18 21 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (6.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 168 (54.02%) C#
2 156 (50.16%) JavaScript
3 109 (35.05%) SQL
4 88 (28.30%) Java
5 28 (9.00%) PHP
6 27 (8.68%) T-SQL
7 26 (8.36%) Groovy
8 19 (6.11%) C++
8 19 (6.11%) Python
9 18 (5.79%) C
10 12 (3.86%) Go
10 12 (3.86%) Java 8
10 12 (3.86%) PHP 5
10 12 (3.86%) Ruby
11 11 (3.54%) Objective-C
12 9 (2.89%) Kotlin
13 8 (2.57%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.57%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (9.00%) Degree
2 13 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.29%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.79%) QA
2 8 (2.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) GDPR
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 15765
4 2 (0.64%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (7.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (5.47%) Ansible
2 13 (4.18%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.29%) Istio
4 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.14%) SAP
3 13 (4.18%) Google
4 12 (3.86%) Xamarin
5 10 (3.22%) Oracle
6 5 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.29%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.96%) IBM
8 3 (0.96%) Zend
9 2 (0.64%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.32%) HP
10 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.32%) Nintex
10 1 (0.32%) Perforce
10 1 (0.32%) Remedy
10 1 (0.32%) Siemens