Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 76 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -21
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.92% 1.63% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.96% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 9
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £291 £308 £322
90th Percentile £478 £470 £405
West Midlands median daily rate £443 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +18.00% +3.45% +8.21%
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 1,184 1,375 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.38% 83.08% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,010 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £228 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.77 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.38 £48.95 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018, 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 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
3 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) MSTest
4 5 (38.46%) Microservices
4 5 (38.46%) Serverless
4 5 (38.46%) Azure Functions
5 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) NUnit
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) UML
6 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration

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 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (38.46%) Azure Functions
2 5 (38.46%) Serverless
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) GitHub
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MSTest
2 4 (30.77%) NUnit
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Moq
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) PhpStorm
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) webpack
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Angular Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) Dojo
6 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
6 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) Node.js
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Debian
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 5 (38.46%) Microservices
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Java 8
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat