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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 95 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.80% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.97% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 17
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
1889 2154 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.44% 81.68% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1218 933
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 51 106
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +10 14 £395 +0.31% 3
Staffordshire -2 3 £345 -21.14% 2
Coventry -16 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 £475 -
Warwickshire -8 1 £425 +30.76% 4
Herefordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Scrum
2 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
3 19 (35.19%) Integration Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (33.33%) HTML
4 18 (33.33%) .NET
4 18 (33.33%) OO
5 17 (31.48%) CSS
5 17 (31.48%) jQuery
6 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
6 16 (29.63%) SQL
7 15 (27.78%) Java
7 15 (27.78%) MVC
8 13 (24.07%) C#
9 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 12 (22.22%) Web Services
9 12 (22.22%) TDD
10 11 (20.37%) NUnit
10 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Subversion
10 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
12 9 (16.67%) WCF
12 9 (16.67%) OOD
13 8 (14.81%) Web Development
13 8 (14.81%) CruiseControl

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 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.85%) Ingres
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
2 11 (20.37%) NUnit
2 11 (20.37%) Subversion
3 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.81%) CruiseControl
4 8 (14.81%) Moq
5 7 (12.96%) Selenium
6 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.26%) JUnit
6 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
6 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.56%) Capybara
7 3 (5.56%) git-flow
7 3 (5.56%) gulp
7 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.56%) JHipster
7 3 (5.56%) Protractor
7 3 (5.56%) RSpec
7 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.56%) Electronics
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Developer
2 14 (25.93%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (9.26%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Tester
4 4 (7.41%) iOS Developer
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 3 (5.56%) Angular Developer
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 3 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) .NET
1 18 (33.33%) HTML
2 17 (31.48%) CSS
2 17 (31.48%) jQuery
3 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.22%) Web Services
4 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 9 (16.67%) WCF
7 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
7 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
8 7 (12.96%) HTML5
8 7 (12.96%) REST
8 7 (12.96%) RESTful
9 6 (11.11%) XML
10 5 (9.26%) CSS3
10 5 (9.26%) Node.js
10 5 (9.26%) Sass
10 5 (9.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (5.56%) User Experience
1 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) DataPower
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Scrum
3 19 (35.19%) Integration Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (33.33%) OO
5 15 (27.78%) MVC
6 12 (22.22%) TDD
7 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
8 9 (16.67%) OOD
8 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.81%) BDD
9 8 (14.81%) Open Source
9 8 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Web Development
10 7 (12.96%) Kanban
10 7 (12.96%) Service Management
10 7 (12.96%) SOLID
10 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
11 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 16 (29.63%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) Java
4 13 (24.07%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 4 (7.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.41%) Scala
7 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.56%) C
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.85%) ABAP
9 1 (1.85%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) Ingres ABF
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) ISEB
1 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Apple
4 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Coverity
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
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