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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 52 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.46% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.00% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £288 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -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
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 13 (61.90%) Web Services
2 13 (61.90%) CRM
2 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (52.38%) QA
4 10 (47.62%) System Testing
5 9 (42.86%) iPad
5 9 (42.86%) Silverlight
5 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) C#
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 6 (28.57%) .NET
7 6 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
9 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
9 4 (19.05%) HTML5
10 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 3 (14.29%) OOP
10 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 13 (61.90%) CRM Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Web Services
2 9 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (19.05%) HTML5
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
6 1 (4.76%) XHTML
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) WURFL
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) CRM
3 10 (47.62%) System Testing
4 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) OO
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) OOP
7 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
8 2 (9.52%) OOD
9 1 (4.76%) SOA
9 1 (4.76%) ETL
9 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.76%) SEO
9 1 (4.76%) ERP
9 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) AccuRev