Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 159 123
Rank change year-on-year +64 -36 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 162 113 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.96% 1.16% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.40% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 68 92
Midlands median daily rate £355 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +1.33% +9.49%
10th Percentile £298 £312 £263
90th Percentile £450 £500 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -0.66%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6850 8060 6690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.06% 82.63% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 4924 3955
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 211 261
Midlands median hourly rate £20.55 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.85% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.55
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands +36 92 £350 -12.50% 25
West Midlands +36 70 £375 - 19
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 97 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (45.68%) HTML
3 71 (43.83%) JavaScript
4 66 (40.74%) CSS
5 57 (35.19%) Java
6 56 (34.57%) TDD
7 54 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 53 (32.72%) Git (software)
8 53 (32.72%) .NET
9 51 (31.48%) HTML5
10 50 (30.86%) C#
11 48 (29.63%) SQL
12 47 (29.01%) jQuery
12 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (27.16%) MVC
13 44 (27.16%) Scrum
14 42 (25.93%) CSS3
14 42 (25.93%) RESTful
15 41 (25.31%) Web Services
16 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
17 34 (20.99%) Oracle
17 34 (20.99%) JSON
18 31 (19.14%) JUnit
18 31 (19.14%) ASP.NET
19 28 (17.28%) Android
19 28 (17.28%) React
20 27 (16.67%) AngularJS
20 27 (16.67%) Spring
21 26 (16.05%) OO
21 26 (16.05%) Jenkins

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 17 (10.49%) JBoss
2 12 (7.41%) Apache
2 12 (7.41%) CMS
3 10 (6.17%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.17%) GlassFish
3 10 (6.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (6.17%) WildFly
4 7 (4.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.09%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.09%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (3.09%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Drupal
7 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.62%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.32%) npm
3 3 (1.85%) PaaS
3 3 (1.85%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) GitHub
4 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.32%) DNS
1 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.47%) FCoE
2 4 (2.47%) Firewall
2 4 (2.47%) iSCSI
2 4 (2.47%) SAN
2 4 (2.47%) WAN
3 3 (1.85%) HTTP
3 3 (1.85%) ICMP
3 3 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.49%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.49%) MySQL
3 13 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.79%) RDBMS
5 10 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (6.17%) Big Data
5 10 (6.17%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.62%) Redis
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (32.72%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.14%) JUnit
3 26 (16.05%) Jenkins
4 18 (11.11%) JIRA
5 13 (8.02%) gulp
6 11 (6.79%) SonarQube
7 10 (6.17%) Hudson
7 10 (6.17%) JBehave
8 9 (5.56%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.56%) Grunt
9 6 (3.70%) Gradle
9 6 (3.70%) IntelliJ
9 6 (3.70%) JProfiler
9 6 (3.70%) Subversion
9 6 (3.70%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.09%) Calabash
10 5 (3.09%) Jasmine
10 5 (3.09%) Maven
10 5 (3.09%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.47%) JSUnit
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Retail
3 8 (4.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.62%) Automotive
4 1 (0.62%) Games
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Marketing
4 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (77.16%) Developer
2 37 (22.84%) .NET Developer
3 23 (14.20%) Senior Developer
4 22 (13.58%) C# Developer
5 19 (11.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.49%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 16 (9.88%) Android Developer
8 15 (9.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (9.26%) Java Developer
9 13 (8.02%) UI Developer
10 11 (6.79%) Analyst
11 10 (6.17%) Digital Developer
12 9 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (4.94%) Mobile Developer
13 8 (4.94%) Software Developer
14 7 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (4.32%) HTML CSS Developer
14 7 (4.32%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.68%) HTML
2 66 (40.74%) CSS
3 53 (32.72%) .NET
4 51 (31.48%) HTML5
5 47 (29.01%) jQuery
6 42 (25.93%) CSS3
6 42 (25.93%) RESTful
7 41 (25.31%) Web Services
8 34 (20.99%) JSON
9 31 (19.14%) ASP.NET
10 28 (17.28%) React
11 27 (16.67%) AngularJS
11 27 (16.67%) Spring
12 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 22 (13.58%) Hibernate
12 22 (13.58%) Java EE
12 22 (13.58%) Node.js
12 22 (13.58%) Spring Boot
13 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (10.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.94%) User Experience
4 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) W3C
7 3 (1.85%) Clustering
7 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.62%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.28%) Android
2 15 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 14 (8.64%) Unix
4 11 (6.79%) Linux
5 6 (3.70%) Solaris
6 5 (3.09%) AIX
6 5 (3.09%) HPUX
6 5 (3.09%) SUSE
7 2 (1.23%) Windows
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (34.57%) TDD
3 54 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 47 (29.01%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (27.16%) MVC
5 44 (27.16%) Scrum
6 26 (16.05%) Front End Development
6 26 (16.05%) OO
7 24 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 18 (11.11%) Android Development
9 17 (10.49%) Kanban
9 17 (10.49%) Mathematics
9 17 (10.49%) Software Engineering
10 16 (9.88%) BDD
11 14 (8.64%) Analytics
11 14 (8.64%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (8.64%) OOP
12 13 (8.02%) Microservices
13 12 (7.41%) Functional Testing
13 12 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.83%) JavaScript
2 57 (35.19%) Java
3 50 (30.86%) C#
4 48 (29.63%) SQL
5 12 (7.41%) Scala
6 10 (6.17%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.94%) Perl
8 7 (4.32%) C++
8 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.32%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.70%) PHP
9 6 (3.70%) Python
9 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.09%) C
10 5 (3.09%) C-shell
10 5 (3.09%) ES6
10 5 (3.09%) Korn
11 4 (2.47%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Degree
2 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.85%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.73%) Docker
2 4 (2.47%) Samba
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.23%) KVM
3 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.62%) OpenView
2 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (20.99%) Oracle
2 15 (9.26%) Perforce
3 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.70%) Sun
5 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.47%) Cisco
6 4 (2.47%) F5
6 4 (2.47%) Google
6 4 (2.47%) SAP
7 2 (1.23%) Capita
7 2 (1.23%) Demandware
7 2 (1.23%) HP
7 2 (1.23%) PlateSpin
7 2 (1.23%) Veritas
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe
8 1 (0.62%) Apple
8 1 (0.62%) Borland
8 1 (0.62%) Cognos
8 1 (0.62%) Telerik