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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 56 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.79% 1.84% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.21% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
Median daily rate £331 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £458 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 679 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.92% 83.42% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 476 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (35.00%) OO
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (35.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) OOP
4 5 (25.00%) Subversion
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) FastCGI
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) ICMP
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Apache
5 4 (20.00%) Python
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (20.00%) HTTP
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) CGI
5 4 (20.00%) SSL

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 4 (20.00%) Apache
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Heroku
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
1 4 (20.00%) ICMP
1 4 (20.00%) SSL
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (5.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) Subversion
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (5.00%) JSUnit
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Mockito
5 1 (5.00%) Moq
5 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Consultant
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.00%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) CGI
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) FastCGI
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) OO
2 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (35.00%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) OOP
3 5 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) Contract Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Master Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Go
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) PROC SQL
6 1 (5.00%) SAS Macro
6 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago