The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 51 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.46% 1.57% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.35% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate
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£163 £375 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% -15.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 383 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 70.86% 66.84% 70.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 209 240
Average daily rate £351 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £175.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.71% +1106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £15.49 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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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
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 11 July 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 8 (61.54%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) SAP
3 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
6 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (23.08%) iPad
6 3 (23.08%) CRM
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SAP BPC
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 1 (7.69%) Document Management
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Ajax
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
8 1 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (7.69%) jQuery
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Android
8 1 (7.69%) AccuRev

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (15.38%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) SAP Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) CRM Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) XHTML
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) WURFL
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) AccuRev
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