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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 88 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 25 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.08% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.56% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 18
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £276 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £471 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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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
1580 1478 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.93% 69.10% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 813 662
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 £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -6 8 £350 +6.06% 1
Coventry -4 6 £325 -40.96% 1
Warwickshire -2 5 £375 -
Solihull +4 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 5
Worcestershire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (52.94%) SQL
2 31 (45.59%) .NET
3 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 24 (35.29%) OO
5 22 (32.35%) C#
5 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (30.88%) Web Services
7 20 (29.41%) VB.NET
8 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 16 (23.53%) CRM
9 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 15 (22.06%) Dynamics CRM
11 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
11 14 (20.59%) HTML
11 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
11 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
12 13 (19.12%) VB
13 11 (16.18%) VBScript
13 11 (16.18%) Java
13 11 (16.18%) E-Commerce
14 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
14 10 (14.71%) CSS
14 10 (14.71%) HTML5
15 9 (13.24%) iPad
15 9 (13.24%) System Testing
15 9 (13.24%) Spreadsheet
15 9 (13.24%) Silverlight
15 9 (13.24%) QA
15 9 (13.24%) VBA
15 9 (13.24%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (13.24%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.47%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.94%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.94%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Subversion
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) JIRA
3 4 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (5.88%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.94%) MSI
4 2 (2.94%) Maven
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.94%) Ant
4 2 (2.94%) Hudson
4 2 (2.94%) WiX
4 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.94%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (4.41%) Marketing
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
1 3 (4.41%) Automotive
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (80.88%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 14 (20.59%) CRM Developer
3 11 (16.18%) .NET Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (7.35%) WebSphere Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.41%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (4.41%) VB Developer
8 2 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (45.59%) .NET
2 21 (30.88%) Web Services
3 14 (20.59%) HTML
3 14 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 10 (14.71%) CSS
4 10 (14.71%) HTML5
5 9 (13.24%) Silverlight
6 8 (11.76%) XML
7 6 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 4 (5.88%) Middleware
8 4 (5.88%) WCF
8 4 (5.88%) jQuery
9 3 (4.41%) JPA
9 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.41%) li3
9 3 (4.41%) Laravel
9 3 (4.41%) SOAP
9 3 (4.41%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) iPad
2 8 (11.76%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.88%) Learning Management System
4 3 (4.41%) Data Extraction
4 3 (4.41%) E-Learning
4 3 (4.41%) SCORM
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) UNIX
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) OO
2 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) CRM
3 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 11 (16.18%) E-Commerce
6 9 (13.24%) System Testing
6 9 (13.24%) OOP
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.29%) Scrum
8 6 (8.82%) TDD
9 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.35%) SOA
10 4 (5.88%) MVC
10 4 (5.88%) ERP
10 4 (5.88%) Project Management
10 4 (5.88%) Web Application Development
11 3 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (4.41%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) SQL
2 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.35%) C#
4 20 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 13 (19.12%) VB
6 11 (16.18%) VBScript
6 11 (16.18%) Java
7 9 (13.24%) VBA
7 9 (13.24%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.88%) PHP
9 2 (2.94%) VB6
9 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) IBM
3 3 (4.41%) AccuRev
3 3 (4.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Pega
5 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.47%) Thunderhead