The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 118 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.04% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.37% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 18
Median daily rate £350 £338 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2587 1828 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.13% 75.88% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1124 999
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 9 £450 +20.00% 5
Staffordshire -3 7 - - 1
Coventry -7 5 £335 +3.07% 5
Warwickshire -2 4 £325 +18.18%
Solihull - 1 £308 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (38.46%) .NET
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
4 18 (34.62%) HTML
5 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
6 16 (30.77%) C#
7 15 (28.85%) Java
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
9 13 (25.00%) Scrum
10 12 (23.08%) Oracle
10 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio
10 12 (23.08%) Web Services
10 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (19.23%) Selenium
12 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
12 10 (19.23%) XML
12 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
13 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
13 9 (17.31%) J2EE
13 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
13 9 (17.31%) jQuery
14 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
15 7 (13.46%) Requirements Management
15 7 (13.46%) JIRA
15 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
15 7 (13.46%) V-Model
15 7 (13.46%) Entity Framework
15 7 (13.46%) Change Control

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) WildFly
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Jetty
3 1 (1.92%) Liferay
3 1 (1.92%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.77%) Simulink
3 2 (3.85%) AutoCAD
3 2 (3.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (3.85%) PTC Creo
3 2 (3.85%) Siemens NX
3 2 (3.85%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.85%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) FTP
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) IPsec
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 10 (19.23%) Selenium
3 7 (13.46%) JIRA
3 7 (13.46%) NUnit
3 7 (13.46%) Subversion
4 6 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (9.62%) JUnit
5 5 (9.62%) Maven
5 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.77%) Ant
8 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.85%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.92%) Gradle
9 1 (1.92%) Moq
9 1 (1.92%) MSTest
9 1 (1.92%) NSubstitute
9 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.54%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.85%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) .NET
2 18 (34.62%) HTML
3 12 (23.08%) Web Services
4 10 (19.23%) XML
5 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
5 9 (17.31%) J2EE
5 9 (17.31%) jQuery
6 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 7 (13.46%) Entity Framework
8 6 (11.54%) CSS
8 6 (11.54%) REST
9 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (9.62%) WCF
10 4 (7.69%) Ajax
10 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
10 4 (7.69%) HTML5
10 4 (7.69%) Spring
11 3 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (5.77%) Sass
11 3 (5.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.92%) Life Science
3 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) AIX
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Scrum
3 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Change Control
6 7 (13.46%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Migration
6 7 (13.46%) Re-Platforming
6 7 (13.46%) Requirements Management
6 7 (13.46%) TDD
6 7 (13.46%) Validation
6 7 (13.46%) V-Model
7 6 (11.54%) Case Management
7 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.54%) MVC
7 6 (11.54%) Release Management
8 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.77%) C#
3 15 (28.85%) Java
4 13 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Perl
5 7 (13.46%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.77%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.85%) C++
8 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) COBOL
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) R
9 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Sun Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) IEC 61508
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Firmware
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Sun
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe
4 2 (3.85%) Siemens
4 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.92%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 25 days ago