Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 75 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.05% 1.65% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.00% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 16
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £453 £500 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +83.33% -

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 1,174 1,249 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.50% 82.61% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 906 855
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.60 £47.45 £36.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -18.60%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) NUnit
6 5 (33.33%) MSTest
6 5 (33.33%) Microservices
6 5 (33.33%) Serverless
6 5 (33.33%) Azure Functions
7 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
7 4 (26.67%) HTML5
7 4 (26.67%) jQuery
7 4 (26.67%) Docker
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) OOP
8 3 (20.00%) OO
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server

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 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) Azure Functions
2 5 (33.33%) Serverless
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MSTest
1 5 (33.33%) NUnit
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Moq
4 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.67%) JSUnit
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (6.67%) Mockito
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Azure Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) React Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (6.67%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
3 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) Node.js
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (13.33%) Dojo
8 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (13.33%) React
8 2 (13.33%) REST
8 2 (13.33%) RESTful
8 2 (13.33%) Spring
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
9 1 (6.67%) Java EE
9 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) MVC
1 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
4 4 (26.67%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 3 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) SOLID
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) ES6
5 1 (6.67%) Java 8
5 1 (6.67%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.67%) QNX