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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 77 90 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 30 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 0.91% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.30% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 20
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£340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £554 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -3 9 £350 +6.06% 5
Coventry +6 7 £325 -41.99% 3
Warwickshire 0 3 £358 - 1
Staffordshire +8 2 £385 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (42.42%) SQL
2 24 (36.36%) .NET
3 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.24%) Java
6 15 (22.73%) C#
6 15 (22.73%) OO
7 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
8 13 (19.70%) HTML
9 12 (18.18%) VB.NET
9 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 12 (18.18%) Web Services
10 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 10 (15.15%) IBM
11 10 (15.15%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (15.15%) UNIX
11 10 (15.15%) OOP
12 9 (13.64%) XML
12 9 (13.64%) CRM
12 9 (13.64%) QA
12 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
12 9 (13.64%) Subversion
12 9 (13.64%) HTML5
13 8 (12.12%) AngularJS
13 8 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (12.12%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.52%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) FTP
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.06%) DB2
3 4 (6.06%) MySQL
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Subversion
2 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.09%) JIRA
3 4 (6.06%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (6.06%) PHPUnit
3 4 (6.06%) ClearCase
3 4 (6.06%) Ant
3 4 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (4.55%) Hudson
4 3 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.52%) JUnit
6 1 (1.52%) MSI
6 1 (1.52%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.52%) WiX
6 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (10.61%) Marketing
2 2 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.52%) Billing
3 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (71.21%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 7 (10.61%) CRM Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
4 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) SAP Support
7 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Systems Integrator
7 2 (3.03%) SAP P2P Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) HTML
3 12 (18.18%) Web Services
4 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (15.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 10 (15.15%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (13.64%) XML
6 9 (13.64%) HTML5
7 8 (12.12%) AngularJS
7 8 (12.12%) CSS
8 6 (9.09%) Middleware
9 5 (7.58%) WCF
9 5 (7.58%) jQuery
9 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.06%) Silverlight
10 4 (6.06%) XSLT
10 4 (6.06%) SOAP
11 3 (4.55%) JAXB
11 3 (4.55%) WinForms
11 3 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.06%) iPad
3 3 (4.55%) Data Conversion
3 3 (4.55%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.03%) DataPower
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) AS400
5 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.52%) SCORM
5 1 (1.52%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) UNIX
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (6.06%) zOS
4 4 (6.06%) HPUX
4 4 (6.06%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) OO
3 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.15%) OOP
5 9 (13.64%) CRM
5 9 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.12%) SOA
7 7 (10.61%) TDD
7 7 (10.61%) Web Design
7 7 (10.61%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.09%) MVC
8 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.58%) ERP
9 5 (7.58%) Scrum
9 5 (7.58%) System Testing
9 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (42.42%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) C#
5 12 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 8 (12.12%) VB
7 6 (9.09%) VBA
7 6 (9.09%) VBScript
8 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.06%) PHP
9 3 (4.55%) ABAP
10 2 (3.03%) VB6
10 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.52%) Python
11 1 (1.52%) XPath
11 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) IBM Certification
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) IBM
3 7 (10.61%) Oracle
4 5 (7.58%) SAP
5 3 (4.55%) Remedy
5 3 (4.55%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.52%) Progress
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (1.52%) Pega
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