Period
to 15 October 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 15 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 23 40
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 5.49% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 6.53% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - £345 -
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00% -
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 - £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 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 225 199 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 83.03% 83.97% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 138 235
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £288 £205 £183
90th Percentile £463 £475 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.20 £14.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.01% -42.60% +79.21%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.42 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.30 £38.75 £46.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -18.60%

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