Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 35 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.26% 2.59% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 3.13% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -7.34%
10th Percentile £278 £268 £260
90th Percentile £386 £360 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £30.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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 209 351 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.01% 82.59% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 224 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £250 £204 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +70.07% +17.60%
10th Percentile £12.22 £23.55 £8.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.60 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 5 - - 1
Tamworth - 1 £275 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Unit Testing
West Midlands

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

1 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
3 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (54.55%) Sass
3 6 (54.55%) TypeScript
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (27.27%) WinForms
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
7 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements

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 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 6 (54.55%) C# Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
5 3 (27.27%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
6 2 (18.18%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
2 7 (63.64%) jQuery
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 6 (54.55%) Sass
4 3 (27.27%) WinForms
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) LAMP
6 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) TypeScript
3 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) PHP 7
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle