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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 89 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 27 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.73% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.04% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
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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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 9 £350 - 5
Warwickshire +1 6 £333 -
Coventry +4 3 £325 - 3
Staffordshire -7 2 £300 - 4
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 19 (33.93%) SQL
3 15 (26.79%) C#
4 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 10 (17.86%) Oracle
6 10 (17.86%) OO
7 9 (16.07%) TDD
7 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 8 (14.29%) XML
9 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 7 (12.50%) Java
9 7 (12.50%) VBScript
9 7 (12.50%) Windows
9 7 (12.50%) SOA
9 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.50%) Web Design
9 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.50%) Marketing
9 7 (12.50%) Subversion
10 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.71%) MVC
10 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) OpenEdge
2 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.79%) JBoss
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.36%) TargetLink
2 3 (5.36%) Simulink
3 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.79%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Heroku
1 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) FTP
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) DB2
3 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Subversion
2 4 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (7.14%) Ant
2 4 (7.14%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.36%) Maven
3 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.36%) Hudson
4 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.57%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.79%) MSI
5 1 (1.79%) JUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.79%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Moq
5 1 (1.79%) JIRA
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.50%) Marketing
2 5 (8.93%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.36%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) SAP Support
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.57%) Progress Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Administrator
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) AngularJS
3 8 (14.29%) XML
3 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.93%) HTML
5 5 (8.93%) Middleware
5 5 (8.93%) WPF
6 4 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (7.14%) WCF
6 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
7 3 (5.36%) CSS
7 3 (5.36%) jQuery
7 3 (5.36%) WinForms
7 3 (5.36%) Spring
7 3 (5.36%) HTML5
7 3 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (3.57%) LINQ
8 2 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.36%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.57%) DataPower
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) HPUX
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows NT
2 4 (7.14%) zOS
2 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 10 (17.86%) OO
4 9 (16.07%) TDD
5 7 (12.50%) Web Design
5 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (12.50%) SOA
6 6 (10.71%) ERP
6 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.71%) MVC
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Change Control
8 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) C#
3 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) VBScript
5 5 (8.93%) VB
5 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.93%) VBA
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.36%) ABAP
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) XPath
8 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) IBM Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) MCTS
3 1 (1.79%) MCITP
3 1 (1.79%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) Remedy
6 2 (3.57%) Progress
6 2 (3.57%) Actuate
7 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.79%) Thunderhead
7 1 (1.79%) Google
7 1 (1.79%) Pega
7 1 (1.79%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.79%) Talend
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