Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 78 129
Rank change year-on-year -49 +51 -20
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 322 436 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.52% 3.59% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 4.02% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 292 380 243
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,375 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 11432 10843 11746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.57% 89.35% 89.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9078 9072 9647
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -45 190 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Cheshire -6 71 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Lancashire -10 54 £40,000 - 3
Merseyside -33 7 £36,250 -3.33% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 213 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (49.07%) SQL
3 151 (46.89%) .NET
4 138 (42.86%) HTML
5 135 (41.93%) C#
5 135 (41.93%) JavaScript
6 127 (39.44%) CSS
7 124 (38.51%) MVC
8 122 (37.89%) SQL Server
9 118 (36.65%) Java
10 107 (33.23%) TDD
11 94 (29.19%) Scrum
12 93 (28.88%) Web Development
13 84 (26.09%) jQuery
14 78 (24.22%) ASP.NET
15 77 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (23.29%) XML
17 74 (22.98%) HTML5
18 72 (22.36%) OO
19 70 (21.74%) AngularJS
20 65 (20.19%) .NET Framework
21 62 (19.25%) Web Services
21 62 (19.25%) Windows
22 61 (18.94%) Git (software)
22 61 (18.94%) Test Automation
23 57 (17.70%) SDLC
23 57 (17.70%) Software Engineering
24 56 (17.39%) CSS3
24 56 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
25 54 (16.77%) Entity Framework

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 24 (7.45%) CMS
2 13 (4.04%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.11%) EPiServer
4 10 (3.11%) NServiceBus
5 8 (2.48%) Confluence
6 7 (2.17%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.24%) IIS
9 3 (0.93%) nginx
9 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Magento
1 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 7 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.24%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.80%) HTTP
2 7 (2.17%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.17%) RS-232
2 7 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.55%) Internet
4 3 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (37.89%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.49%) Relational Database
3 30 (9.32%) Hadoop
4 24 (7.45%) Big Data
5 21 (6.52%) MySQL
5 21 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (6.21%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (3.73%) DB2
9 12 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (3.11%) NoSQL
11 10 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (2.48%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.86%) Redis
15 5 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 61 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.73%) Selenium
3 31 (9.63%) JIRA
3 31 (9.63%) Visual Studio
4 28 (8.70%) NUnit
4 28 (8.70%) Subversion
5 26 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (6.83%) Xcode
7 15 (4.66%) gulp
7 15 (4.66%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.66%) JUnit
8 13 (4.04%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.04%) ReSharper
8 13 (4.04%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.73%) MSTest
10 11 (3.42%) Jasmine
10 11 (3.42%) Maven
11 10 (3.11%) Grunt
12 9 (2.80%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.48%) FxCop
General
1 44 (13.66%) Finance
2 30 (9.32%) Marketing
3 24 (7.45%) Manufacturing
4 20 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 19 (5.90%) Electronics
6 18 (5.59%) Law
7 14 (4.35%) Retail
8 8 (2.48%) Advertising
8 8 (2.48%) Legal
9 5 (1.55%) Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (74.22%) Developer
2 91 (28.26%) .NET Developer
3 65 (20.19%) C# Developer
4 61 (18.94%) Java Developer
5 57 (17.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 27 (8.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (8.39%) Senior Developer
8 25 (7.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (7.76%) Software Engineer
9 22 (6.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 22 (6.83%) iOS Developer
10 20 (6.21%) Software Developer
11 14 (4.35%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 14 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 14 (4.35%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 14 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
12 12 (3.73%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (46.89%) .NET
2 138 (42.86%) HTML
3 127 (39.44%) CSS
4 84 (26.09%) jQuery
5 78 (24.22%) ASP.NET
6 75 (23.29%) XML
7 74 (22.98%) HTML5
8 70 (21.74%) AngularJS
9 65 (20.19%) .NET Framework
10 62 (19.25%) Web Services
11 56 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (17.39%) CSS3
12 54 (16.77%) Entity Framework
12 54 (16.77%) JSON
13 43 (13.35%) RESTful
14 41 (12.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (12.42%) REST
16 33 (10.25%) J2EE
17 32 (9.94%) Spring
17 32 (9.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.29%) User Experience
2 27 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (7.45%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.73%) AS400
5 12 (3.73%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.73%) iSeries
6 11 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.42%) iPad
6 11 (3.42%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.17%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 7 (2.17%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.93%) Life Science
9 3 (0.93%) Social Network
9 3 (0.93%) W3C
10 2 (0.62%) BBC
10 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.25%) Windows
2 31 (9.63%) Apple iOS
3 16 (4.97%) Linux
3 16 (4.97%) Unix
4 9 (2.80%) Android
5 7 (2.17%) Mac OS
5 7 (2.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (38.51%) MVC
3 107 (33.23%) TDD
4 94 (29.19%) Scrum
5 93 (28.88%) Web Development
6 77 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (22.36%) OO
8 61 (18.94%) Test Automation
9 57 (17.70%) SDLC
9 57 (17.70%) Software Engineering
10 33 (10.25%) BDD
10 33 (10.25%) Kanban
11 32 (9.94%) Waterfall
12 31 (9.63%) Refactoring
13 30 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (9.32%) Front End Development
13 30 (9.32%) Responsive Web Design
14 28 (8.70%) iOS Development
15 27 (8.39%) Dependency Injection
16 26 (8.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 158 (49.07%) SQL
2 135 (41.93%) C#
2 135 (41.93%) JavaScript
3 118 (36.65%) Java
4 38 (11.80%) C++
5 27 (8.39%) Python
5 27 (8.39%) VB.NET
6 23 (7.14%) C
7 22 (6.83%) Go
8 21 (6.52%) PHP
9 20 (6.21%) Objective-C
10 18 (5.59%) Apple Swift
11 17 (5.28%) Groovy
12 16 (4.97%) Shell Script
12 16 (4.97%) XPath
13 15 (4.66%) T-SQL
14 14 (4.35%) RPG
15 13 (4.04%) PL/SQL
15 13 (4.04%) Ruby
16 12 (3.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (11.80%) Degree
2 11 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.24%) HND
4 3 (0.93%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) MCPD
5 1 (0.31%) MCSD
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.21%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.35%) Ansible
1 14 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.52%) Google
3 20 (6.21%) SAP
4 18 (5.59%) Oracle
5 14 (4.35%) Apple
6 12 (3.73%) IBM
7 9 (2.80%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.86%) Perforce
9 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.62%) Aquila
10 2 (0.62%) Facebook
10 2 (0.62%) Informatica
10 2 (0.62%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.62%) Sony
10 2 (0.62%) Talend
10 2 (0.62%) Yahoo!
10 2 (0.62%) Zend
11 1 (0.31%) Samsung
11 1 (0.31%) Sencha