Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 90 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.83% 1.06% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.30% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 19
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £318 £304
90th Percentile £490 £464 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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 1282 1235 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.99% 81.57% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 643
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.73%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £232
90th Percentile £525 £550 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) Java
4 12 (41.38%) JSON
5 9 (31.03%) Android
5 9 (31.03%) Android Development
5 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (31.03%) HTML
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) CSS
6 8 (27.59%) Web Services
7 7 (24.14%) JUnit
7 7 (24.14%) OO
7 7 (24.14%) jQuery
8 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.69%) XML
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
9 5 (17.24%) Spring
9 5 (17.24%) Migration
9 5 (17.24%) C++
9 5 (17.24%) C
9 5 (17.24%) Unix
9 5 (17.24%) Apache
9 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
9 5 (17.24%) Data Extraction
9 5 (17.24%) HTML5
9 5 (17.24%) Node.js
9 5 (17.24%) REST
9 5 (17.24%) CSS3

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 5 (17.24%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) GitHub
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) ICMP
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) MariaDB
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) JUnit
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) JHipster
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Liquibase
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Android Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Angular Developer
7 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Java Android Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.45%) Data Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Migration Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Data Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) JSON
2 9 (31.03%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) CSS
3 8 (27.59%) Web Services
4 7 (24.14%) jQuery
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
6 5 (17.24%) CSS3
6 5 (17.24%) HTML5
6 5 (17.24%) Node.js
6 5 (17.24%) REST
6 5 (17.24%) Spring
6 5 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) CGI
7 3 (10.34%) FastCGI
8 2 (6.90%) Java EE
8 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
9 1 (3.45%) LINQ
9 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Android
2 5 (17.24%) Unix
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 9 (31.03%) Android Development
3 7 (24.14%) OO
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
4 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Data Extraction
5 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Kanban
6 4 (13.79%) Open Source
6 4 (13.79%) Open Source Development
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Data Validation
7 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.34%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) C
4 5 (17.24%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Go
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.90%) Kotlin
6 2 (6.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HockeyApp
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle