The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 60 52
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 23 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.05% 1.81% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 2.02% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 18
Median salary £23,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 391 445 496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.93% 89.72% 87.32%
Number of salaries quoted 356 390 432
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Tyne and Wear

Unit Testing
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 16 £22,500 -40.00% 3
Prudhoe - 5 £40,000 -
Gateshead +13 1 £31,500 -
South Tyneside - 1 £35,000 -
Unit Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 42 (89.36%) JavaScript
2 34 (72.34%) Scrum
2 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (63.83%) HTML
4 29 (61.70%) Git (software)
4 29 (61.70%) HTML5
5 28 (59.57%) Python
6 27 (57.45%) Android
6 27 (57.45%) RESTful
6 27 (57.45%) Apple iOS
6 27 (57.45%) Xamarin
6 27 (57.45%) Mobile App
7 26 (55.32%) User Experience
7 26 (55.32%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (55.32%) Django
7 26 (55.32%) Translating Business Requirements
7 26 (55.32%) HTTP
7 26 (55.32%) Apple
7 26 (55.32%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (23.40%) C#
8 11 (23.40%) SQL
9 10 (21.28%) .NET
9 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
9 10 (21.28%) MVC
10 9 (19.15%) Web Services
10 9 (19.15%) jQuery
11 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (17.02%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (17.02%) Intranet
11 8 (17.02%) Microsoft

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.13%) JBoss
1 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) HTTP
2 8 (17.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (61.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) gulp
3 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.26%) Gradle
3 2 (4.26%) Grunt
3 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (89.36%) Developer
2 27 (57.45%) Xamarin Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Java Development Team Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Java Team Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (4.26%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.13%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Graduate
6 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Junior
6 1 (2.13%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Junior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.13%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) HTML
2 29 (61.70%) HTML5
3 27 (57.45%) RESTful
4 26 (55.32%) Django
5 10 (21.28%) .NET
5 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
6 9 (19.15%) jQuery
6 9 (19.15%) Web Services
7 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (17.02%) Classic ASP
7 8 (17.02%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (8.51%) CSS
9 2 (4.26%) Ajax
9 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.26%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.26%) CSS3
9 2 (4.26%) JSON
9 2 (4.26%) Node.js
9 2 (4.26%) Velocity
10 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (57.45%) Mobile App
2 26 (55.32%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (55.32%) User Experience
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Android
1 27 (57.45%) Apple iOS
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (72.34%) Scrum
2 26 (55.32%) Technical Architecture
2 26 (55.32%) Translating Business Requirements
3 10 (21.28%) MVC
4 5 (10.64%) TDD
5 4 (8.51%) Change Management
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
5 4 (8.51%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.38%) Physics
7 2 (4.26%) BDD
7 2 (4.26%) OOD
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.26%) SDLC
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) B2B
8 1 (2.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 42 (89.36%) JavaScript
2 28 (59.57%) Python
3 11 (23.40%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 8 (17.02%) VB.NET
5 7 (14.89%) Java
6 4 (8.51%) Delphi
7 3 (6.38%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Xamarin
2 26 (55.32%) Apple
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Cognizant
4 2 (4.26%) Perforce
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Zend