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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 65 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 1.90% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.56% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £399 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
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
607 547 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.22% 74.12% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 349 321
Median daily rate £380 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) .NET
3 10 (55.56%) C#
3 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (55.56%) Scrum
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (33.33%) BDD
7 6 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (33.33%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 6 (33.33%) Subversion
7 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 5 (27.78%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) NUnit
8 5 (27.78%) REST
9 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
9 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (22.22%) jQuery
9 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Web Services
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) Migration

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 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Subversion
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) NUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (5.56%) Moq
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer in Test
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 5 (27.78%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
6 3 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (16.67%) Underscore.js
7 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 2 (11.11%) CSS
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) Node.js
7 2 (11.11%) Sass
7 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
1 1 (5.56%) iPhone
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Re-Platforming
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source Development
8 2 (11.11%) CRM
8 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
8 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
9 1 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C#
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Apple