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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 92 95 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 28 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.87% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.08% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 23
Median daily rate £390 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.24% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £349
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +9.06%

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
1888 1949 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.96% 81.04% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1065 895
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +2 12 £390 -0.95% 4
Staffordshire +2 4 £298 -22.72% 4
Coventry -18 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 £475 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £363 - 2
Warwickshire -2 1 £425 +30.76% 7
Herefordshire - 1 £400 -
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 24 (44.44%) Scrum
4 19 (35.19%) HTML
4 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 18 (33.33%) SQL
5 18 (33.33%) CSS
6 17 (31.48%) OO
6 17 (31.48%) .NET
7 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
7 16 (29.63%) Java
7 16 (29.63%) jQuery
8 13 (24.07%) Web Services
8 13 (24.07%) MVC
9 11 (20.37%) Subversion
9 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
9 11 (20.37%) C#
9 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
10 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (18.52%) TDD
10 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
11 9 (16.67%) NUnit
11 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 9 (16.67%) OOD
11 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
11 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 8 (14.81%) Open Source
12 8 (14.81%) WCF

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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
2 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Ingres
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
2 11 (20.37%) Subversion
3 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.67%) NUnit
4 7 (12.96%) CruiseControl
4 7 (12.96%) Moq
5 6 (11.11%) Selenium
5 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.26%) JUnit
6 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.56%) Capybara
7 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.56%) git-flow
7 3 (5.56%) gulp
7 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.56%) Maven
7 3 (5.56%) RSpec
7 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 3 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 39 (72.22%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Tester
5 4 (7.41%) iOS Developer
5 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Agile Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.19%) HTML
2 18 (33.33%) CSS
3 17 (31.48%) .NET
4 16 (29.63%) jQuery
5 13 (24.07%) Web Services
6 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
7 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
9 8 (14.81%) WCF
10 7 (12.96%) HTML5
10 7 (12.96%) REST
10 7 (12.96%) RESTful
11 6 (11.11%) CSS3
11 6 (11.11%) SOAP
11 6 (11.11%) XML
12 5 (9.26%) Node.js
13 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) User Experience
1 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) DataPower
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) Scrum
3 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 17 (31.48%) OO
6 13 (24.07%) MVC
7 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
8 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
8 10 (18.52%) TDD
9 9 (16.67%) OOD
10 8 (14.81%) Open Source
10 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (14.81%) Web Development
11 7 (12.96%) BDD
11 7 (12.96%) Front End Development
11 7 (12.96%) Service Management
11 7 (12.96%) SOLID
12 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 6 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) Java
4 11 (20.37%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 4 (7.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.41%) Scala
7 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.56%) C
7 3 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.85%) ABAP
9 1 (1.85%) C++
9 1 (1.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.85%) Ingres ABF
9 1 (1.85%) SAPscript
9 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) ISEB
1 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Apple
2 3 (5.56%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.70%) IBM
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Coverity
4 1 (1.85%) Google
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