The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 89 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 32 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.93% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.90% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £268 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1739 1309 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.58% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 652 751
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 58 70
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.63 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Coventry -9 13 £341 -37.95% 1
Birmingham +1 10 £163 -56.66% 1
Staffordshire -1 2 £330 +0.76% 2
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (51.72%) .NET
2 24 (41.38%) C#
3 21 (36.21%) Integration Testing
4 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 20 (34.48%) SQL
4 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 18 (31.03%) SAP
5 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
6 14 (24.14%) HTML
7 13 (22.41%) VB.NET
8 10 (17.24%) CSS
8 10 (17.24%) XML
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.24%) jQuery
8 10 (17.24%) HTML5
9 9 (15.52%) CSS3
9 9 (15.52%) QA
10 8 (13.79%) SEO
10 8 (13.79%) XHTML
10 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (13.79%) Web Services
10 8 (13.79%) XSLT
10 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
10 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
11 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (12.07%) VB
11 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.07%) OO
11 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.07%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 6 (10.34%) CMS
1 6 (10.34%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
2 4 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) SAP FI-CA
1 7 (12.07%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (8.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (3.45%) SAP BPC
4 2 (3.45%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.72%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.72%) Tridion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.90%) MySQL
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Grunt
4 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.72%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.72%) Bower
4 1 (1.72%) NUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.07%) Billing
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Automotive
3 3 (5.17%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (62.07%) Developer
2 16 (27.59%) Consultant
2 16 (27.59%) SAP Consultant
3 15 (25.86%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Management Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.34%) CRM Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) VB Developer
8 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) SAP SD Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (51.72%) .NET
2 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 14 (24.14%) HTML
4 10 (17.24%) jQuery
4 10 (17.24%) HTML5
4 10 (17.24%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) XML
5 9 (15.52%) CSS3
6 8 (13.79%) Web Services
6 8 (13.79%) XSLT
6 8 (13.79%) XHTML
7 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (8.62%) WPF
7 5 (8.62%) Silverlight
7 5 (8.62%) Ajax
8 2 (3.45%) WCF
8 2 (3.45%) JSON
8 2 (3.45%) MDX
9 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Data Extraction
1 4 (6.90%) iPad
2 3 (5.17%) WURFL
2 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) SCADA
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (5.17%) Android
2 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.17%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (3.45%) VMS
3 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Integration Testing
2 8 (13.79%) SEO
3 7 (12.07%) MVC
3 7 (12.07%) OO
3 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
3 7 (12.07%) ERP
3 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.34%) CRM
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.62%) System Testing
5 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) MVVM
6 4 (6.90%) Change Control
6 4 (6.90%) TDD
6 4 (6.90%) SOA
6 4 (6.90%) ETL
7 3 (5.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) C#
2 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 13 (22.41%) VB.NET
4 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.07%) VB
6 6 (10.34%) VBA
7 5 (8.62%) VBScript
8 4 (6.90%) XAML
9 3 (5.17%) Java
10 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.72%) ABAP
11 1 (1.72%) XPath
11 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) CCA
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) SAP
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.17%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.72%) hybris
5 1 (1.72%) Facebook
5 1 (1.72%) Kofax
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 22 days ago