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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 110 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.55% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.69% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 19
Median daily rate £375 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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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
2265 2032 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.66% 79.41% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1130 996
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Birmingham -4 8 £375 -17.80% 4
Staffordshire -5 5 £350 +6.06% 4
Shropshire - 3 £400 - 4
Worcestershire - 3 £363 - 1
Coventry -9 2 £380 -30.90% 5
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (46.00%) SQL
4 18 (36.00%) .NET
4 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
5 17 (34.00%) Scrum
6 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
8 14 (28.00%) Java
8 14 (28.00%) Web Services
9 12 (24.00%) Subversion
10 11 (22.00%) OO
10 11 (22.00%) Python
10 11 (22.00%) C#
11 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.00%) WCF
12 9 (18.00%) OOD
12 9 (18.00%) MVC
12 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
13 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (16.00%) ISEB
13 8 (16.00%) HTML
13 8 (16.00%) Release Management
13 8 (16.00%) JIRA

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%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) WildFly
4 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (8.00%) Simulink
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) GitHub
2 1 (2.00%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Ingres
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (24.00%) Subversion
3 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.00%) JIRA
5 7 (14.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (14.00%) CruiseControl
5 7 (14.00%) Moq
5 7 (14.00%) NUnit
6 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.00%) JUnit
7 4 (8.00%) Selenium
8 3 (6.00%) Capybara
8 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.00%) git-flow
8 3 (6.00%) RSpec
8 3 (6.00%) SonarQube
8 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (6.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (8.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Tester
5 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.00%) iOS Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Agile Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Lead iOS Developer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) Web Services
3 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (18.00%) WCF
5 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.00%) HTML
5 8 (16.00%) jQuery
6 7 (14.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (14.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (12.00%) CSS
8 5 (10.00%) RESTful
8 5 (10.00%) XML
9 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.00%) Cocoa
10 3 (6.00%) Dropwizard
10 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
10 3 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (6.00%) Sass
10 3 (6.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) DataPower
3 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (8.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (34.00%) Scrum
4 15 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
6 11 (22.00%) OO
7 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.00%) MVC
8 9 (18.00%) OOD
9 8 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Release Management
10 7 (14.00%) Change Control
10 7 (14.00%) Requirements Management
10 7 (14.00%) Service Management
10 7 (14.00%) Stress Testing
10 7 (14.00%) System Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
10 7 (14.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) Java
4 11 (22.00%) C#
4 11 (22.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) Perl
6 4 (8.00%) MATLAB
6 4 (8.00%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.00%) Scala
7 3 (6.00%) Apple Swift
7 3 (6.00%) C
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) Groovy
9 1 (2.00%) Ingres ABF
9 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
1 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) IEC 61508
2 4 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Apple
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Adobe
3 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Coverity
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore