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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 86 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 30 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.15% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.67% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 25
Average daily rate
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£351 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £278 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
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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
1664 1441 1422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.53% 69.08% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 804 690
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 67 129
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -8 9 £363 +8.20% 2
Warwickshire -1 7 £413 -
Coventry -2 5 £280 -49.13% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £344 - 4
Solihull +1 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 44 (58.67%) SQL
2 39 (52.00%) .NET
3 27 (36.00%) C#
4 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
5 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (32.00%) OO
7 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
7 22 (29.33%) Web Services
8 20 (26.67%) VB.NET
8 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.33%) CRM
9 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET
9 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
10 15 (20.00%) VB
10 15 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
12 13 (17.33%) HTML
13 12 (16.00%) Java
13 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
14 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
14 11 (14.67%) VBScript
14 11 (14.67%) VBA
15 10 (13.33%) System Testing
16 9 (12.00%) QA
16 9 (12.00%) Silverlight
16 9 (12.00%) WebSphere
16 9 (12.00%) HTML5
16 9 (12.00%) iPad
16 9 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
16 9 (12.00%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 9 (12.00%) WebSphere
1 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.33%) Subversion
2 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (4.00%) PHPUnit
4 3 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.67%) MSI
5 2 (2.67%) Maven
5 2 (2.67%) Ant
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.67%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.67%) Hudson
5 2 (2.67%) WiX
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Automotive
3 2 (2.67%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Military
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 59 (78.67%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 14 (18.67%) CRM Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Developer
5 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.33%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.00%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.00%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.67%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.00%) .NET
2 22 (29.33%) Web Services
3 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (17.33%) HTML
5 9 (12.00%) Silverlight
5 9 (12.00%) HTML5
5 9 (12.00%) XML
5 9 (12.00%) CSS
6 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (8.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (6.67%) WCF
8 5 (6.67%) WPF
9 4 (5.33%) Middleware
9 4 (5.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (4.00%) jQuery
10 3 (4.00%) JPA
10 3 (4.00%) JAXB
10 3 (4.00%) SOAP
10 3 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) iPad
2 8 (10.67%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 4 (5.33%) Learning Management System
5 3 (4.00%) E-Learning
5 3 (4.00%) SCORM
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) Open Source
7 1 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) UNIX
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) OO
3 16 (21.33%) CRM
3 16 (21.33%) Software Engineering
4 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
5 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
6 10 (13.33%) System Testing
7 9 (12.00%) OOP
8 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.33%) Scrum
9 7 (9.33%) TDD
10 6 (8.00%) ERP
11 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.67%) Change Control
11 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (6.67%) SOA
11 5 (6.67%) ETL
12 4 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) SQL
2 27 (36.00%) C#
3 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
4 20 (26.67%) VB.NET
5 15 (20.00%) VB
6 12 (16.00%) Java
7 11 (14.67%) VBScript
7 11 (14.67%) VBA
8 9 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.33%) XAML
10 3 (4.00%) PHP
10 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.67%) VB6
11 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.33%) ABAP
12 1 (1.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.67%) MCTS
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) IBM
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
4 3 (4.00%) AccuRev
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) Pega
5 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.33%) Thunderhead