Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 157 131
Rank change year-on-year +39 -26 -27
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 70 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 0.88% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 42
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £256
90th Percentile £453 £450 £470
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -0.66%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3985 5084 3929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3044 2252
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.63 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Birmingham +24 29 £370 -1.33% 8
Coventry +22 16 £375 +7.14% 6
Staffordshire +10 11 £360 +2.86% 3
Warwickshire +4 7 - - 1
Shropshire +21 4 £445 +11.25%
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.86%) SQL
3 29 (41.43%) HTML
4 28 (40.00%) Java
5 27 (38.57%) CSS
6 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
7 23 (32.86%) TDD
8 22 (31.43%) C#
9 21 (30.00%) jQuery
9 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
10 20 (28.57%) Android
10 20 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 20 (28.57%) JUnit
11 19 (27.14%) .NET
11 19 (27.14%) Scrum
12 18 (25.71%) Spring
13 17 (24.29%) MVC
13 17 (24.29%) HTML5
13 17 (24.29%) Kanban
14 16 (22.86%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (22.86%) Oracle
15 15 (21.43%) MySQL
15 15 (21.43%) Java EE
15 15 (21.43%) Degree
15 15 (21.43%) RESTful
15 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
15 15 (21.43%) Spring Boot
16 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 14 (20.00%) OO

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 13 (18.57%) JBoss
2 11 (15.71%) Apache Spark
2 11 (15.71%) GlassFish
2 11 (15.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (15.71%) WildFly
3 5 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) DNS
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
1 3 (4.29%) ICMP
1 3 (4.29%) SSL
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) MySQL
2 13 (18.57%) MongoDB
3 11 (15.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (15.71%) Big Data
3 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
3 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
3 11 (15.71%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.86%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (28.57%) JUnit
3 15 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.71%) Hudson
4 11 (15.71%) JBehave
5 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.71%) PostCSS
7 3 (4.29%) JIRA
7 3 (4.29%) Subversion
8 2 (2.86%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.86%) JHipster
8 2 (2.86%) Liquibase
8 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.43%) NUnit
9 1 (1.43%) Selenium
9 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Automotive
2 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (72.86%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Digital Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Android Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) HTML
2 27 (38.57%) CSS
3 21 (30.00%) jQuery
4 19 (27.14%) .NET
5 18 (25.71%) Spring
6 17 (24.29%) HTML5
7 15 (21.43%) Java EE
7 15 (21.43%) RESTful
7 15 (21.43%) Spring Boot
8 14 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 13 (18.57%) Hibernate
9 13 (18.57%) Web Services
10 12 (17.14%) JSON
11 11 (15.71%) HornetQ
11 11 (15.71%) JAX-RS
11 11 (15.71%) JMS
11 11 (15.71%) RESTEasy
11 11 (15.71%) WireMock
12 10 (14.29%) CSS3
13 9 (12.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) W3C
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Android
2 13 (18.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) TDD
3 20 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 19 (27.14%) Scrum
5 17 (24.29%) Kanban
5 17 (24.29%) MVC
6 16 (22.86%) Dependency Injection
7 15 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (20.00%) OO
9 13 (18.57%) Functional Testing
10 12 (17.14%) SOA
10 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 11 (15.71%) Analytics
11 11 (15.71%) DSDM
11 11 (15.71%) Mathematics
11 11 (15.71%) Personalization
11 11 (15.71%) Predictive Analytics
11 11 (15.71%) Software Delivery
12 9 (12.86%) Android Development
12 9 (12.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.86%) SQL
2 28 (40.00%) Java
3 24 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 22 (31.43%) C#
5 12 (17.14%) Scala
6 7 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 7 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.14%) C
8 5 (7.14%) C++
9 3 (4.29%) Go
9 3 (4.29%) Perl
9 3 (4.29%) Python
10 2 (2.86%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.86%) Kotlin
10 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.43%) Groovy
11 1 (1.43%) PHP
11 1 (1.43%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) Demandware
4 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.43%) Facebook
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Telerik