Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 40 34
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.56% 1.54% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 1.90% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £348 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +1.46% -0.36%
10th Percentile £282 £275 £263
90th Percentile £368 £361 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 215 315 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.75% 80.77% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 213 169
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +13.85%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £263
90th Percentile £471 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 11
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +102.43% -6.79%
10th Percentile £11.12 £20.75 £8.45
90th Percentile £48.00 £77.50 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £21.26 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% +6.30% -11.11%

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 21 January 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 - 5 £275 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +2 2 - - 2
Lichfield - 2 £320 - 1
Stafford +1 1 £325 +30.00% 1
Unit Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (50.00%) HTML5
4 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Classic ASP
6 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) HTML5
2 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (16.67%) Sass
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (8.33%) CSS3
6 1 (8.33%) LAMP
6 1 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (8.33%) WCF
6 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) PHP 7
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle