Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 132 139
Rank change year-on-year +44 +7 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 28 20 70
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 0.66% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.78% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 47
Median daily rate £465 £506 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £256 £364 £278
90th Percentile £540 £548 £575
England median daily rate £500 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +5.64% -0.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +1.11% +5.88%

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 1,544 2,553 4,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.61% 83.93% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,124 1,605 2,797
Median daily rate £413 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +3.45% +8.61%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £281
90th Percentile £563 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 100 115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -9.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.24 £10.93
90th Percentile £42.63 £43.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +23.81% -5.62% -1.11%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands.

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 2 March 2021. 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
Shropshire - 13 £521 - 2
Warwickshire +12 6 £400 -15.79%
Coventry +30 3 £263 -50.00% 1
Birmingham +26 3 £327 -23.34% 13
Staffordshire - 3 £413 - 3
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 16 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 14 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (46.43%) ETL
4 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 11 (39.29%) Pentaho
5 11 (39.29%) Hadoop
5 11 (39.29%) Amazon S3
5 11 (39.29%) AWS
5 11 (39.29%) Apache Hive
5 11 (39.29%) Ansible
5 11 (39.29%) Impala
5 11 (39.29%) Cloudera
5 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (39.29%) Apache
5 11 (39.29%) MySQL
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
5 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
5 11 (39.29%) HDFS
5 11 (39.29%) Data Acquisition
6 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (35.71%) Data Integration
6 10 (35.71%) Release Management
7 8 (28.57%) .NET
7 8 (28.57%) C#
8 7 (25.00%) HTML
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) CSS
9 6 (21.43%) Web Services

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 11 (39.29%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon S3
1 11 (39.29%) AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Serverless
3 1 (3.57%) Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Functions
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) iPaaS
3 1 (3.57%) npm
3 1 (3.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 11 (39.29%) Apache Hive
2 11 (39.29%) Hadoop
2 11 (39.29%) Impala
2 11 (39.29%) MySQL
2 11 (39.29%) Pentaho
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.86%) MSTest
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
4 2 (7.14%) Postman
4 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.14%) Xcode
5 1 (3.57%) Babel
5 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Mockito
5 1 (3.57%) NSubstitute
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (21.43%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Integration Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Azure Developer
5 1 (3.57%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Pentaho Developer
5 1 (3.57%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) CSS
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.86%) XML
4 5 (17.86%) XSD
4 5 (17.86%) XSLT
5 3 (10.71%) RESTful
5 3 (10.71%) Spring
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) Node.js
6 2 (7.14%) Play Framework
6 2 (7.14%) WCF
7 1 (3.57%) Doctrine
7 1 (3.57%) Sass
7 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.57%) Symfony
7 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (46.43%) ETL
3 11 (39.29%) Configuration Management
3 11 (39.29%) Data Acquisition
4 10 (35.71%) Data Integration
4 10 (35.71%) Release Management
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) TDD
8 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Code Coverage
9 2 (7.14%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 7
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) HDFS
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cloudera
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) BEA
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) webMethods