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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 124 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.99% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.26% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 24
Median daily rate £375 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Unit Testing
England

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
2644 1984 1923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.78% 78.20% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1143 1000
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 114
Median hourly rate £19.72 £31.44 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 September 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 September 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
Coventry -4 11 £350 -20.00% 4
Staffordshire -4 3 - - 4
Wolverhampton +2 2 £400 +122.22%
Birmingham -17 2 £363 +3.57% 7
Shropshire - 2 £400 - 1
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
3 17 (34.00%) SQL
3 17 (34.00%) Scrum
3 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (28.00%) HTML
7 13 (26.00%) Regression Testing
8 12 (24.00%) Java
8 12 (24.00%) C#
8 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
9 11 (22.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
11 9 (18.00%) System Testing
11 9 (18.00%) BDD
11 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (18.00%) Web Services
12 8 (16.00%) Subversion
13 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
13 7 (14.00%) TDD
13 7 (14.00%) XML
13 7 (14.00%) ISEB
13 7 (14.00%) Stress Testing
13 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
13 7 (14.00%) Selenium

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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) JBoss
3 2 (4.00%) WildFly
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.00%) Simulink
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Firebase
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
1 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) Ingres
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.00%) Subversion
4 7 (14.00%) Selenium
5 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (12.00%) JIRA
6 4 (8.00%) NUnit
6 4 (8.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.00%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (6.00%) Xcode
8 2 (4.00%) MSTest
8 2 (4.00%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
9 1 (2.00%) Maven
9 1 (2.00%) Moq
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Developer in Test
4 4 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Tester
5 3 (6.00%) iOS Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Agile Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Lead iOS Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) HTML
3 9 (18.00%) Web Services
4 7 (14.00%) XML
5 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.00%) CSS
6 5 (10.00%) WCF
7 4 (8.00%) Ajax
7 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
7 4 (8.00%) HTML5
7 4 (8.00%) jQuery
7 4 (8.00%) RESTful
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.00%) Cocoa
8 3 (6.00%) J2EE
8 3 (6.00%) Ninject
8 3 (6.00%) SOAP
8 3 (6.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.00%) DataPower
2 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.00%) iPad
2 1 (2.00%) iPhone
2 1 (2.00%) Life Science
2 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) AIX
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (34.00%) Scrum
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.00%) Regression Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (18.00%) BDD
6 9 (18.00%) System Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.00%) Stress Testing
7 7 (14.00%) TDD
7 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.00%) Case Management
8 6 (12.00%) Change Control
8 6 (12.00%) Release Management
8 6 (12.00%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (12.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.00%) C#
3 12 (24.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) Perl
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) Apple Swift
5 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (6.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) Ingres ABF
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) IEC 61508
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Apple
4 2 (4.00%) Adobe
4 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday