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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 49 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.88% 1.48% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.23% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -22.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £600 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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
493 449 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.35% 66.52% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 302 248
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £175.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 14 (70.00%) QA
2 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 11 (55.00%) CRM
3 11 (55.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (50.00%) System Testing
5 9 (45.00%) Silverlight
5 9 (45.00%) iPad
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) SAP
7 5 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) OO
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.00%) Retail
10 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
10 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (10.00%) HTML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 11 (55.00%) CRM Developer
3 5 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) XHTML
5 1 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) CSS3
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) CRM
2 10 (50.00%) System Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Management
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) OOD
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) SEO
7 1 (5.00%) OOP
7 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Document Management
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) AccuRev