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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 85 97 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 43 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 0.66% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 0.97% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 30
Average daily rate
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£338 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 14 £460 +46.03% 1
Warwickshire +2 11 £450 - 1
Staffordshire +3 7 £324 -1.89% 3
Coventry -2 4 £225 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Solihull - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (48.10%) .NET
2 36 (45.57%) SQL
3 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
4 32 (40.51%) C#
5 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
6 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
8 22 (27.85%) HTML
9 21 (26.58%) VB.NET
10 20 (25.32%) Web Services
11 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
11 18 (22.78%) Integration Testing
12 17 (21.52%) OO
13 16 (20.25%) CSS
13 16 (20.25%) SAP
14 15 (18.99%) HTML5
15 14 (17.72%) QA
15 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
16 13 (16.46%) CRM
16 13 (16.46%) T-SQL
16 13 (16.46%) Dynamics CRM
17 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
18 11 (13.92%) N-Tier
18 11 (13.92%) Java
19 10 (12.66%) XML
19 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
19 10 (12.66%) System Testing
19 10 (12.66%) jQuery
20 9 (11.39%) Silverlight
20 9 (11.39%) iPad

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.06%) CMS
4 4 (5.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.80%) Apache
5 3 (3.80%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.27%) Liferay
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.59%) SAP FI-CA
2 6 (7.59%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (2.53%) SAP SD
4 2 (2.53%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.53%) SAP CO
4 2 (2.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.27%) Magento
5 1 (1.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) JIRA
2 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.86%) Subversion
3 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.80%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.27%) Bower
5 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.27%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) Grunt
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.27%) WiX
5 1 (1.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.27%) NUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Maven
General
1 6 (7.59%) Billing
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Games
3 3 (3.80%) Automotive
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Military
5 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (74.68%) Developer
2 23 (29.11%) .NET Developer
3 15 (18.99%) SAP Consultant
3 15 (18.99%) Consultant
4 13 (16.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 13 (16.46%) CRM Developer
5 9 (11.39%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Management Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.59%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.33%) WebSphere Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.80%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (48.10%) .NET
2 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
3 22 (27.85%) HTML
4 20 (25.32%) Web Services
5 16 (20.25%) CSS
6 15 (18.99%) HTML5
7 10 (12.66%) XML
7 10 (12.66%) jQuery
8 9 (11.39%) Silverlight
9 8 (10.13%) XSLT
10 7 (8.86%) CSS3
11 6 (7.59%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (7.59%) XHTML
11 6 (7.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (6.33%) WPF
12 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
13 4 (5.06%) Middleware
13 4 (5.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (5.06%) Ajax
13 4 (5.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) N-Tier
2 9 (11.39%) iPad
3 4 (5.06%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.80%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.80%) WURFL
4 3 (3.80%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.80%) SCORM
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.53%) Open Source
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) UNIX
2 7 (8.86%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.53%) VMS
5 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Integration Testing
3 17 (21.52%) OO
4 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
5 13 (16.46%) CRM
6 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.66%) System Testing
7 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 8 (10.13%) OOP
8 8 (10.13%) MVC
9 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.59%) ERP
10 6 (7.59%) TDD
10 6 (7.59%) SEO
10 6 (7.59%) Web Application Development
11 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.06%) Scrum
12 4 (5.06%) MVVM
12 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) SQL
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 32 (40.51%) C#
4 21 (26.58%) VB.NET
5 13 (16.46%) T-SQL
6 11 (13.92%) Java
7 9 (11.39%) VB
8 5 (6.33%) VBA
8 5 (6.33%) VBScript
9 4 (5.06%) XAML
10 3 (3.80%) PHP
11 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.53%) VB6
12 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.27%) C++
12 1 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) MCTS
3 1 (1.27%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.25%) SAP
3 6 (7.59%) IBM
3 6 (7.59%) AccuRev
4 4 (5.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.27%) hybris
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle