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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 56 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.41% 1.34% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 0
Median daily rate £350 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
Unit Testing
West Midlands

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
630 625 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.98% 76.41% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 422 292
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Subversion
4 6 (42.86%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) NUnit
6 4 (28.57%) REST
6 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) MVC

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 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (7.14%) SAP BI
3 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
3 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) NUnit
3 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
5 1 (7.14%) Moq
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer in Test
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
4 4 (28.57%) REST
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (21.43%) jQuery
6 2 (14.29%) J2EE
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
6 2 (14.29%) Underscore.js
6 2 (14.29%) XML
7 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Re-Platforming
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source Development
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP