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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 50 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 1.08% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.55% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate
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£460 £315 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.03% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £395 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
498 451 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.18% 69.60% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 310 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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%) QA
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) CRM
3 12 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (47.62%) System Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Silverlight
5 9 (42.86%) iPad
5 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 6 (28.57%) C#
6 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (23.81%) SAP
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) OO
8 4 (19.05%) .NET
8 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (14.29%) HTML
9 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (14.29%) HTML5
10 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.52%) Retail

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
1 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (23.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Developer
2 12 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 12 (57.14%) CRM Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 9 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) XSLT
5 1 (4.76%) XHTML
5 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
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) CRM
3 10 (47.62%) System Testing
4 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) OOP
8 2 (9.52%) OOD
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
9 1 (4.76%) SOA
9 1 (4.76%) SEO
9 1 (4.76%) TDD
9 1 (4.76%) Document Management
9 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
9 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) AccuRev