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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 109 96
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 33 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 0.90% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.09% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 21
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £458 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 1699 2488 1862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.65% 82.63% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1486 1172
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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 +11 11 £331 -5.35% 4
Staffordshire +4 7 £345 - 3
Coventry +20 5 £358 +10.00% 8
Warwickshire +7 4 £325 -18.23% 3
Shropshire - 1 £275 - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) HTML
3 20 (33.90%) CSS
4 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.20%) .NET
5 18 (30.51%) TDD
5 18 (30.51%) jQuery
6 17 (28.81%) MVC
6 17 (28.81%) Java
6 17 (28.81%) C#
7 16 (27.12%) Scrum
8 12 (20.34%) SQL
8 12 (20.34%) HTML5
9 11 (18.64%) RESTful
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.64%) OO
10 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
10 10 (16.95%) Finance
10 10 (16.95%) BDD
11 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
11 9 (15.25%) Python
12 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
12 8 (13.56%) Web Services
12 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
12 8 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (13.56%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (11.86%) Sass
13 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.86%) TypeScript
13 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.08%) GlassFish
3 3 (5.08%) JBoss
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.08%) WildFly
4 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.69%) Exstream
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) AdWords
2 2 (3.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.69%) Heroku
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Bluetooth
1 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.47%) ZigBee
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 4 (6.78%) ICMP
2 4 (6.78%) SSL
2 4 (6.78%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 4 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.39%) Redis
5 2 (3.39%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.69%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.69%) OLAP
6 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.86%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) SpecFlow
4 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.47%) NUnit
4 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.78%) JUnit
5 4 (6.78%) Selenium
6 3 (5.08%) Hudson
6 3 (5.08%) JBehave
6 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.39%) JIRA
7 2 (3.39%) Maven
7 2 (3.39%) MSTest
7 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
7 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.69%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.47%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (8.47%) HTML Developer
5 5 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.08%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) HTML
2 20 (33.90%) CSS
3 19 (32.20%) .NET
4 18 (30.51%) jQuery
5 12 (20.34%) HTML5
6 11 (18.64%) RESTful
7 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
7 8 (13.56%) Web Services
8 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (11.86%) Sass
9 6 (10.17%) CSS3
10 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
10 5 (8.47%) Spring
11 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
11 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (6.78%) CGI
11 4 (6.78%) FastCGI
11 4 (6.78%) Java EE
11 4 (6.78%) Node.js
11 4 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.69%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.69%) RIA
4 1 (1.69%) SCADA
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
1 5 (8.47%) Unix
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) TDD
3 17 (28.81%) MVC
4 16 (27.12%) Scrum
5 11 (18.64%) OO
6 10 (16.95%) BDD
6 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (13.56%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (10.17%) Front End Development
9 6 (10.17%) Kanban
9 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.47%) Analytics
10 5 (8.47%) Coaching
10 5 (8.47%) Refactoring
10 5 (8.47%) SOLID
10 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 17 (28.81%) C#
2 17 (28.81%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 7 (11.86%) TypeScript
6 6 (10.17%) C
6 6 (10.17%) C++
7 5 (8.47%) PHP
8 4 (6.78%) Go
8 4 (6.78%) Perl
8 4 (6.78%) Scala
8 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.39%) PHP 5
9 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.69%) ABAP
10 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.69%) SAPscript
10 1 (1.69%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) BMC
5 1 (1.69%) Demandware
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) NVIDIA
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
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