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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 88 94 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 28 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.82% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.16% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £348 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
1589 1555 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.33% 71.23% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 807 611
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 100
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 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 5 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 -4 7 £325 -20.73% 4
Coventry +3 5 £325 -42.98% 2
Staffordshire 0 4 £325 - 2
Warwickshire -2 4 £333 - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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 22 (40.00%) SQL
2 20 (36.36%) .NET
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.64%) C#
4 13 (23.64%) OO
5 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
6 10 (18.18%) Oracle
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (16.36%) Java
7 9 (16.36%) XML
7 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
8 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
8 8 (14.55%) Windows
8 8 (14.55%) HTML
8 8 (14.55%) VBScript
8 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.73%) TDD
9 7 (12.73%) Subversion
9 7 (12.73%) Web Design
9 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Marketing
9 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
10 6 (10.91%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (10.91%) HTML5
10 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
10 6 (10.91%) VB
10 6 (10.91%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Simulink
3 1 (1.82%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) FTP
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.27%) DB2
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
4 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (7.27%) Ant
2 4 (7.27%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (5.45%) Maven
3 3 (5.45%) Hudson
3 3 (5.45%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.64%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) JUnit
5 1 (1.82%) MSI
5 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.82%) Moq
5 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (12.73%) Marketing
2 3 (5.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.45%) SAP Support
5 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (3.64%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.64%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) XML
3 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
3 8 (14.55%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
5 6 (10.91%) HTML5
5 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.09%) Web Services
6 5 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (9.09%) Middleware
6 5 (9.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (7.27%) jQuery
7 4 (7.27%) WCF
7 4 (7.27%) WPF
7 4 (7.27%) CSS
8 3 (5.45%) JAXB
8 3 (5.45%) Spring
8 3 (5.45%) WinForms
8 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Data Conversion
1 3 (5.45%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.64%) DataPower
2 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (7.27%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (7.27%) zOS
3 4 (7.27%) Windows NT
3 4 (7.27%) HPUX
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) OO
2 12 (21.82%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
5 7 (12.73%) Web Design
5 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.91%) OOP
7 5 (9.09%) ERP
7 5 (9.09%) SOA
7 5 (9.09%) MVC
7 5 (9.09%) Change Control
7 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
3 13 (23.64%) C#
4 9 (16.36%) Java
5 8 (14.55%) VBScript
6 6 (10.91%) VB
6 6 (10.91%) VB.NET
6 6 (10.91%) VBA
7 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.45%) ABAP
8 3 (5.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.82%) Python
10 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.82%) XPath
10 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) IBM Certification
2 2 (3.64%) VCP4
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) MCTS
3 1 (1.82%) MCITP
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 5 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) Remedy
5 2 (3.64%) Actuate
6 1 (1.82%) Progress
6 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.82%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.82%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.82%) Talend
6 1 (1.82%) Pega
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