The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 51 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 1.46% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.10% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
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£350 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
417 428 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.45% 69.37% 64.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 266 148
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Birmingham region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Birmingham region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 13 (59.09%) CRM
3 10 (45.45%) C#
3 10 (45.45%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
4 9 (40.91%) System Testing
4 9 (40.91%) iPad
4 9 (40.91%) QA
4 9 (40.91%) Silverlight
5 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) OOP
9 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 6 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 13 (59.09%) CRM Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 10 (45.45%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) Silverlight
4 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.64%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) CRM
3 9 (40.91%) E-Commerce
3 9 (40.91%) System Testing
4 8 (36.36%) OO
5 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) OOP
8 2 (9.09%) OOD
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
9 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) Change Control
9 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) VBScript
5 3 (13.64%) VB
5 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
5 3 (13.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Thunderhead
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects