Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 84 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.71% 1.29% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.58% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 18
Birmingham median daily rate £488 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £410 £316 £293
90th Percentile £549 £484 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £389 £341
% change year-on-year +22.19% +13.92% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 - £55.00

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,167 1,202 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.42% 81.49% 83.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 807 840
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £238 £227 £250
90th Percentile £589 £563 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 19
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £14.88 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.71% -5.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £68.85 £25.80 £45.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -31.82% +20.38%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Azure
3 5 (50.00%) AWS
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
3 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (50.00%) Docker
3 5 (50.00%) GCP
3 5 (50.00%) Java 8
3 5 (50.00%) Google
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) BAPI
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) SAP MM
4 2 (20.00%) SAP WM
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Redux
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (10.00%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP MM
1 2 (20.00%) SAP WM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Azure
2 5 (50.00%) AWS
2 5 (50.00%) GCP
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SAP MM Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Siebel Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) BAPI
2 1 (10.00%) Redux
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Java 8
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica
3 1 (10.00%) OpenText
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel