The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 92 99 90
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.97% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.18% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 20
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £438 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1846 2211 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.09% 82.41% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1223 1062
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £39.50
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 9 £450 +28.57% 6
Shropshire +37 5 £275 -45.00% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £345 -16.10% 4
Warwickshire -5 2 £375 +6.38% 2
Coventry -7 2 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 26 (52.00%) JavaScript
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Scrum
3 20 (40.00%) HTML
3 20 (40.00%) CSS
4 19 (38.00%) jQuery
5 17 (34.00%) OO
6 16 (32.00%) .NET
7 15 (30.00%) Web Services
7 15 (30.00%) MVC
8 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (26.00%) Subversion
9 13 (26.00%) C#
9 13 (26.00%) SQL
10 12 (24.00%) Java
10 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
11 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.00%) NUnit
11 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
11 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (18.00%) HTML5
13 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
13 9 (18.00%) TDD
13 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
14 8 (16.00%) CruiseControl
14 8 (16.00%) QA
14 8 (16.00%) WCF
14 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Exstream
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) GitHub
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) AdWords
3 2 (4.00%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) Redis
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) OLAP
5 1 (2.00%) OLTP
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Subversion
2 11 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.00%) NUnit
2 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (16.00%) CruiseControl
3 8 (16.00%) Moq
4 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.00%) Selenium
5 4 (8.00%) JUnit
6 3 (6.00%) Capybara
6 3 (6.00%) git-flow
6 3 (6.00%) gulp
6 3 (6.00%) JHipster
6 3 (6.00%) Protractor
6 3 (6.00%) RSpec
6 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Automotive
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.00%) Angular Developer
5 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 2 (4.00%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (4.00%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) CSS
1 20 (40.00%) HTML
2 19 (38.00%) jQuery
3 16 (32.00%) .NET
4 15 (30.00%) Web Services
5 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (18.00%) HTML5
9 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
9 8 (16.00%) Entity Framework
9 8 (16.00%) WCF
10 7 (14.00%) CSS3
10 7 (14.00%) REST
10 7 (14.00%) XML
11 6 (12.00%) Node.js
11 6 (12.00%) RESTful
12 5 (10.00%) Sass
12 5 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.00%) Infotainment
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (6.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Scrum
3 17 (34.00%) OO
4 15 (30.00%) MVC
5 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
6 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (18.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.00%) TDD
8 8 (16.00%) Open Source
8 8 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Front End Development
9 7 (14.00%) Kanban
9 7 (14.00%) OOD
9 7 (14.00%) Service Management
9 7 (14.00%) SOLID
9 7 (14.00%) Web Development
10 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.00%) BDD
11 5 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (26.00%) C#
2 13 (26.00%) SQL
3 12 (24.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 5 (10.00%) Scala
6 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.00%) C
7 2 (4.00%) Groovy
7 2 (4.00%) PHP 5
8 1 (2.00%) ABAP
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) SAP
2 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe
3 1 (2.00%) BMC
3 1 (2.00%) Coverity
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Remedy
3 1 (2.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) Xamarin