The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 105 97 86
Rank change year-on-year -8 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 19 37 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.04% 1.57% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.80% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 22
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £33,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £66,250 £44,600
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1649 2050 1431
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 90.06% 87.20% 83.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1572 1184
Median salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,622 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Birmingham

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 27 (54.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Selenium
4 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) C#
5 14 (28.00%) HTML
5 14 (28.00%) QA
5 14 (28.00%) BDD
6 13 (26.00%) .NET
7 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 12 (24.00%) Automation Testing
8 11 (22.00%) Integration Testing
8 11 (22.00%) MVC
9 10 (20.00%) SOAP
9 10 (20.00%) TDD
9 10 (20.00%) SDLC
10 9 (18.00%) CSS
10 9 (18.00%) SQL
10 9 (18.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) Scrum
10 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
10 9 (18.00%) HP UFT
11 8 (16.00%) Web Services
11 8 (16.00%) XML
11 8 (16.00%) System Testing
11 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
11 8 (16.00%) Open Source
12 7 (14.00%) Scala

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 9 (18.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (12.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (12.00%) Subversion
3 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.00%) JUnit
5 4 (8.00%) eggPlant
5 4 (8.00%) JBehave
5 4 (8.00%) JMeter
5 4 (8.00%) LSMW
5 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
5 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.00%) TestNG
5 4 (8.00%) WATIR
6 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.00%) Appium
8 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Tester
7 4 (8.00%) ABAP Developer
7 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Development Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Development Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 13 (26.00%) .NET
3 10 (20.00%) SOAP
4 9 (18.00%) CSS
5 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (16.00%) Web Services
5 8 (16.00%) XML
6 6 (12.00%) J2EE
6 6 (12.00%) REST
6 6 (12.00%) Spring
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 4 (8.00%) BAPI
8 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
8 4 (8.00%) HTML5
8 4 (8.00%) SAP ALE
8 4 (8.00%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.00%) Fintech
2 3 (6.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.00%) BDD
4 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Automation Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (22.00%) MVC
6 10 (20.00%) SDLC
6 10 (20.00%) TDD
7 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
7 9 (18.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) Open Source
8 8 (16.00%) System Testing
9 7 (14.00%) OO
10 6 (12.00%) DevOps
10 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.00%) SQL
5 7 (14.00%) Scala
5 7 (14.00%) VBScript
6 5 (10.00%) VB
7 4 (8.00%) ABAP
7 4 (8.00%) Perl
7 4 (8.00%) PHP
7 4 (8.00%) SAPscript
8 2 (4.00%) PHP 5
9 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 4 (8.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Xamarin
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Cognizant
3 4 (8.00%) SAP
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
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