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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 50 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.68% 0.65% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.02% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
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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
590 393 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.00% 64.32% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 227 194
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £10.15 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 5 (22.73%) WPF
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 4 (18.18%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 4 (18.18%) jQuery
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) WCF
9 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.64%) ERP
9 3 (13.64%) SOA
9 3 (13.64%) Web Services
10 2 (9.09%) XML
10 2 (9.09%) PHP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Google App Engine
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
1 2 (9.09%) Heroku
1 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) MorphX
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.55%) XMLUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Moq
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
2 9 (40.91%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 5 (22.73%) WPF
5 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) WCF
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (9.09%) Sass
7 2 (9.09%) LESS
7 2 (9.09%) React
7 2 (9.09%) XML
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.55%) HTML5
8 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
8 1 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) TDD
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) ERP
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) UML
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (9.09%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) VBA
4 2 (9.09%) X++
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (4.55%) Talend
3 1 (4.55%) Thunderhead
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
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