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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 91 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.31% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.73% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 31
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £206 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
Unit Testing
England

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
1711 1791 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.01% 75.47% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 941 603
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 62
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -1 9 £375 +130.76% 8
Warwickshire +5 7 £275 - 3
Staffordshire -5 5 £313 -5.30% 6
Walsall +2 1 £550 +69.23%
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 26 (48.15%) .NET
2 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) C#
4 14 (25.93%) SQL
4 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
5 13 (24.07%) TDD
6 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
6 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (16.67%) WPF
7 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (16.67%) Scrum
8 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 8 (14.81%) MVC
8 8 (14.81%) XML
8 8 (14.81%) WCF
9 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
9 7 (12.96%) Integration Testing
9 7 (12.96%) OO
9 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.11%) Java
10 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (11.11%) BDD
10 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 6 (11.11%) SDLC
11 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
11 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.26%) DevOps
11 5 (9.26%) jQuery
11 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (3.70%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.85%) PegaRULES
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.56%) Simulink
2 3 (5.56%) TargetLink
3 1 (1.85%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
1 2 (3.70%) Heroku
1 2 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.70%) MySQL
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.70%) DB2
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Subversion
2 4 (7.41%) MorphX
3 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.85%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Moq
General
1 4 (7.41%) Automotive
1 4 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) .NET Developer
2 11 (20.37%) C# Developer
3 9 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Programmer
7 3 (5.56%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Support
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) .NET
2 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.67%) WPF
4 8 (14.81%) WCF
4 8 (14.81%) XML
5 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.26%) WinForms
6 5 (9.26%) jQuery
6 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
6 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
7 4 (7.41%) Web Services
7 4 (7.41%) React
8 3 (5.56%) HTML
8 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.56%) J2EE
8 3 (5.56%) CSS
8 3 (5.56%) RESTful
8 3 (5.56%) LINQ
8 3 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Data Conversion
2 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) HPUX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.85%) zOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) TDD
3 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (16.67%) Scrum
5 8 (14.81%) MVC
5 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.96%) Integration Testing
6 7 (12.96%) OO
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.11%) BDD
7 6 (11.11%) SDLC
8 5 (9.26%) DevOps
8 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.26%) ERP
8 5 (9.26%) Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Change Control
9 4 (7.41%) Kanban
9 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) C#
2 14 (25.93%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.41%) X++
6 3 (5.56%) ABAP
6 3 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.56%) VBScript
6 3 (5.56%) PHP
7 2 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.85%) VB6
8 1 (1.85%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.85%) IBM Certification
1 1 (1.85%) MCITP
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Remedy
3 3 (5.56%) Northgate
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Progress
4 2 (3.70%) Actuate
4 2 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (1.85%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.85%) SOASTA, Inc