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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 85 73 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 28 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.86% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £471 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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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
1848 1869 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.94% 72.30% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 982 755
Average daily rate £398 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -21.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 12 £343 -2.14% 6
Warwickshire +4 6 £313 -16.66% 6
Staffordshire -12 6 £300 -3.22% 1
Wolverhampton +4 1 £180 +10.76%
Coventry -8 1 £325 +2.36% 3
Walsall - 1 £550 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) .NET
3 24 (45.28%) C#
4 18 (33.96%) TDD
5 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
6 15 (28.30%) MVC
7 14 (26.42%) SQL
8 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
9 12 (22.64%) Web Services
9 12 (22.64%) Java
9 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
10 11 (20.75%) SDLC
10 11 (20.75%) Scrum
11 10 (18.87%) XML
11 10 (18.87%) OO
11 10 (18.87%) jQuery
12 8 (15.09%) WCF
12 8 (15.09%) WPF
12 8 (15.09%) BDD
12 8 (15.09%) RESTful
12 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
13 7 (13.21%) CSS
13 7 (13.21%) HTML
13 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
13 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (11.32%) Relational Database

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 4 (7.55%) Apache
1 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.55%) nginx
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.89%) PegaRULES
3 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) Simulink
3 2 (3.77%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.89%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.77%) PaaS
1 2 (3.77%) Heroku
1 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.89%) DB2
7 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) MorphX
4 2 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.77%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.66%) Automotive
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) .NET Developer
3 12 (22.64%) C# Developer
3 12 (22.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Programmer
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# Programmer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.66%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Engineering Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (5.66%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (52.83%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.64%) Web Services
4 10 (18.87%) XML
4 10 (18.87%) jQuery
5 8 (15.09%) RESTful
5 8 (15.09%) WCF
5 8 (15.09%) WPF
5 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (13.21%) HTML
6 7 (13.21%) CSS
7 6 (11.32%) Hibernate
7 6 (11.32%) Spring
7 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
8 5 (9.43%) JSON
8 5 (9.43%) J2EE
9 4 (7.55%) WinForms
9 4 (7.55%) HTML5
9 4 (7.55%) React
10 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) UNIX
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) TDD
3 15 (28.30%) MVC
4 11 (20.75%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) SDLC
5 10 (18.87%) OO
6 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.09%) BDD
7 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.43%) DevOps
9 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.55%) ERP
10 4 (7.55%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) Migration
11 3 (5.66%) CRM
11 3 (5.66%) Project Management
11 3 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) C#
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 12 (22.64%) Java
3 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) PHP
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) X++
6 3 (5.66%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) VB
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.89%) VB6
8 1 (1.89%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Northgate
3 2 (3.77%) Google
4 1 (1.89%) Pega
4 1 (1.89%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Progress
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago