Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 82 61
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 +18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 23 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.75% 1.28% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.54% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 22
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +2.89% +11.07%
10th Percentile £384 £325 £319
90th Percentile £575 £488 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +26.67% +1.35% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% -13.64% -

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 1,109 1,237 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.46% 83.41% 82.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 839 680
Birmingham median daily rate £427 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £259 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.53 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% +5.52% -0.25%
10th Percentile £10.56 £8.39 £10.75
90th Percentile £39.38 £42.50 £40.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.43 £15.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.72% -29.07% +19.44%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Docker
4 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
4 9 (39.13%) Java
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) C#
6 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Kanban
7 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (21.74%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (21.74%) Java 8
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) CRM
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Google
7 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) PHP
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Core
8 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (17.39%) RESTful
9 3 (13.04%) AngularJS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP MM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Functions
3 2 (8.70%) Serverless
4 1 (4.35%) GitHub
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) TestNG
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) EasyMock
5 1 (4.35%) Hudson
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Mockito
5 1 (4.35%) Moq
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) PhpStorm
5 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Azure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SAP MM Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Development Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Core
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) RESTful
3 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) BAPI
4 2 (8.70%) Java EE
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) Kafka
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Django
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) NHibernate
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) CRM
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Kanban
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Microservices
5 2 (8.70%) API Development
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) Java 8
5 4 (17.39%) PHP
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Dynatrace
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk