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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 46 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.16% 0.46% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 0.58% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Median daily rate £395 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.69% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.88 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.30% +9.33%

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
518 520 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.82% 80.12% 74.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 336 280
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 12 (52.17%) OO
3 12 (52.17%) jQuery
4 9 (39.13%) Integration Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (39.13%) Web Services
5 8 (34.78%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) CSS
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (30.43%) WCF
6 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Moq
6 7 (30.43%) NUnit
6 7 (30.43%) CruiseControl
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) .NET
6 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
6 7 (30.43%) C#
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Front End Development
7 6 (26.09%) OOD
7 6 (26.09%) Subversion
7 6 (26.09%) Service Management
7 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
7 6 (26.09%) AngularJS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) CruiseControl
1 7 (30.43%) Moq
1 7 (30.43%) NUnit
1 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
2 6 (26.09%) Subversion
3 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) gulp
4 3 (13.04%) JHipster
4 3 (13.04%) Protractor
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.35%) Gradle
6 1 (4.35%) JProfiler
6 1 (4.35%) JSUnit
6 1 (4.35%) Mockito
6 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Angular Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) jQuery
2 9 (39.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) .NET
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (30.43%) WCF
5 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
5 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
5 6 (26.09%) REST
6 5 (21.74%) CSS3
6 5 (21.74%) HTML5
6 5 (21.74%) Node.js
6 5 (21.74%) XML
7 4 (17.39%) JSON
8 3 (13.04%) Angular 2
8 3 (13.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
3 12 (52.17%) OO
4 9 (39.13%) Integration Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Front End Development
7 6 (26.09%) OOD
7 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Service Management
8 5 (21.74%) SOLID
9 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
9 4 (17.39%) Kanban
9 4 (17.39%) Open Source
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 3 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft