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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 47 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 1.71% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.56% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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
406 391 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.58% 66.95% 62.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 245 135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.18 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (36.84%) OO
6 7 (36.84%) CRM
6 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (26.32%) System Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) OOP
8 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (21.05%) QA
8 4 (21.05%) Silverlight
8 4 (21.05%) HTML5
8 4 (21.05%) iPad
9 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
9 3 (15.79%) Scrum

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 7 (36.84%) CRM Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) Silverlight
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) CSS3
6 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (5.26%) WPF
6 1 (5.26%) WinForms
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) OO
2 7 (36.84%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) System Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) MVVM
7 1 (5.26%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VBScript
4 3 (15.79%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.79%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Talend
2 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
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