The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Solihull region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.56% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £348 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +6.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 77.34% 72.58% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 9 8
Average daily rate £342 £320 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £14.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.24% +9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £10.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Unit Testing
West Midlands

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Flash
1 2 (50.00%) XHTML
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) SEO
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Stellent
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Billing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (50.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (25.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Flash
1 2 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SEO
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) Stellent
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP