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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 116 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.14% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.50% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 21
Median daily rate £350 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £260 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -3 14 £363 -3.33% 4
Warwickshire -8 6 £398 +20.45% 4
Staffordshire +3 3 - - 2
Coventry - 1 £325 - 2
Solihull - 1 £308 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
3 20 (38.46%) .NET
4 19 (36.54%) C#
4 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
5 18 (34.62%) Java
6 17 (32.69%) HTML
7 13 (25.00%) Oracle
8 12 (23.08%) J2EE
8 12 (23.08%) SQL
8 12 (23.08%) Scrum
8 12 (23.08%) Selenium
9 11 (21.15%) jQuery
9 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
10 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
10 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
10 10 (19.23%) Web Services
11 9 (17.31%) Validation
11 9 (17.31%) XML
12 8 (15.38%) Sun Certification
12 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 8 (15.38%) TDD
12 8 (15.38%) NUnit
13 7 (13.46%) Subversion
13 7 (13.46%) Spring
13 7 (13.46%) Maven
13 7 (13.46%) Degree
13 7 (13.46%) Entity Framework
13 7 (13.46%) Re-Platforming
13 7 (13.46%) Hibernate

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 3 (5.77%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) WildFly
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Jetty
3 1 (1.92%) Liferay
3 1 (1.92%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (3.85%) PTC Creo
2 2 (3.85%) Siemens NX
2 2 (3.85%) Simulink
2 2 (3.85%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.85%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) FTP
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) IPsec
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Selenium
2 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
3 8 (15.38%) NUnit
4 7 (13.46%) JUnit
4 7 (13.46%) Maven
4 7 (13.46%) Subversion
5 6 (11.54%) Eclipse
5 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.69%) JIRA
8 3 (5.77%) Ant
9 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.92%) Gradle
10 1 (1.92%) Mockito
10 1 (1.92%) Moq
10 1 (1.92%) MSTest
10 1 (1.92%) NSubstitute
10 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.38%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (3.85%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) .NET
2 17 (32.69%) HTML
3 12 (23.08%) J2EE
4 11 (21.15%) jQuery
5 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
5 10 (19.23%) Web Services
6 9 (17.31%) XML
7 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 7 (13.46%) Entity Framework
8 7 (13.46%) Hibernate
8 7 (13.46%) Spring
9 6 (11.54%) CSS
9 6 (11.54%) REST
10 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.62%) Servlets
10 5 (9.62%) Struts
10 5 (9.62%) WCF
11 4 (7.69%) HTML5
11 4 (7.69%) JSP
12 3 (5.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) EFT
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.92%) FMCG
3 1 (1.92%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.92%) Life Science
3 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) SCADA
3 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) Scrum
3 9 (17.31%) Validation
4 8 (15.38%) TDD
5 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 7 (13.46%) Re-Platforming
6 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
6 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.62%) BDD
7 5 (9.62%) MVC
7 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) ITIL
8 4 (7.69%) SOA
9 3 (5.77%) Change Control
9 3 (5.77%) Open Source Development
9 3 (5.77%) V-Model
9 3 (5.77%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) C#
1 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 18 (34.62%) Java
3 12 (23.08%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) COBOL
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) R
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Sun Certification
2 7 (13.46%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Firmware
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) Sun
4 2 (3.85%) Adobe
4 2 (3.85%) Siemens
4 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.92%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Rate: £325 - 350 per day
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