The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 26 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.51% 0.56% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.85% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
137 117 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.90% 65.00% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 58 65
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Midlands region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Midlands region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Billing
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (16.67%) Control-M
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) DOM
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) PowerCenter
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 3 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Management Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) DOM
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) Guice
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Dojo
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) Google