Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 17 July 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 26 31
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.09% 3.95% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 5.26% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £335 £345 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -6.12% +22.50%
10th Percentile £328 £333 £352
90th Percentile £343 £376 £397
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £356 £330
% change year-on-year +12.28% +7.95% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -13.64% +83.33% -20.00%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 207 190 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 75.00% 75.10% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 182
Staffordshire median daily rate £373 £348 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +2.96% -6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £212 £188
90th Percentile £468 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.75 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +20.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.08
90th Percentile £33.43 £32.70 £46.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.95
% change year-on-year -26.19% +16.99% -20.22%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Staffordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
Tamworth - 2 - -
Unit Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Software Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software QA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA