Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 67 78
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 23 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.27% 1.83% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.16% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 18
Median daily rate £475 £485 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +23.17% +1.61%
10th Percentile £343 £385 £325
90th Percentile £494 £575 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
% 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 582 1,065 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.32% 84.52% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 741 871
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 51
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.74% +10.20% +3.00%
Median hourly rate £20.28 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +29.03% -27.91%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
1 4 (44.44%) Requirements Gathering
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (33.33%) API Integration
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SQL

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 4 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Bluetooth
1 1 (11.11%) RS-232
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Business Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Backend Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
1 4 (44.44%) Requirements Gathering
2 3 (33.33%) API Integration
2 3 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Architectural Design
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) SOLID
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET