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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 53 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 1.32% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.88% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £394 £363 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -11.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £298 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £375 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +10.29%
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
523 425 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.14% 70.25% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 262 245
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 February 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 6 (42.86%) MySQL
3 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) nginx
5 4 (28.57%) RESTful
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) JSON
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) OO PHP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) nginx
1 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Drupal
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) WildFly
2 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (7.14%) SAP BI
4 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
4 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Moq
2 1 (7.14%) ReSharper
2 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) CSS
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) HTML5
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
3 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) JMS
5 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Spring
5 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) OO PHP
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (7.14%) OOD
7 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Apex Code
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.14%) SAP