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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / Midlands
Rank 20 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 2.97% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 3.75% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £343
% change year-on-year +4.66% +9.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 98 160 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 85.22% 79.21% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 48
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the Midlands

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
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