Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 159 124
Rank change year-on-year +40 -35 +10
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 78 65 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.03% 1.37% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.53% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 81 66 63
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £52,500 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +5.26%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3471 4242 3434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.20% 89.12% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2718 3094 2878
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 45 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 44 (56.41%) C#
3 40 (51.28%) .NET
4 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (39.74%) TDD
5 31 (39.74%) BDD
6 30 (38.46%) Java
7 27 (34.62%) Jenkins
8 25 (32.05%) Selenium
8 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
9 21 (26.92%) SQL
10 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
11 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
12 18 (23.08%) QA
13 17 (21.79%) JUnit
13 17 (21.79%) Windows
13 17 (21.79%) Finance
14 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (20.51%) RESTful
14 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
15 14 (17.95%) C
16 13 (16.67%) MVC
17 12 (15.38%) Degree
17 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
17 12 (15.38%) OO
18 11 (14.10%) RPG
18 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
18 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (14.10%) Microservices

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 10 (12.82%) Umbraco
2 6 (7.69%) CMS
2 6 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (6.41%) JBoss
4 4 (5.13%) IIS
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) Drupal
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) NoSQL
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.41%) DB2
5 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.13%) MarkLogic
6 4 (5.13%) MySQL
6 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.85%) DocumentDB
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.28%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (1.28%) QlikView
9 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 25 (32.05%) Selenium
3 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
4 17 (21.79%) JUnit
5 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
6 11 (14.10%) Protractor
7 10 (12.82%) git-flow
8 9 (11.54%) JIRA
8 9 (11.54%) SpecFlow
9 8 (10.26%) NUnit
10 6 (7.69%) JMeter
10 6 (7.69%) Ranorex
10 6 (7.69%) TestNG
11 5 (6.41%) HP UFT
12 4 (5.13%) Jasmine
12 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (5.13%) Subversion
12 4 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Marketing
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 6 (7.69%) Advertising
5 5 (6.41%) Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Legal
7 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (61.54%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 16 (20.51%) Architect
4 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Developer in Test
4 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.97%) Lead Developer
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Architect
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.69%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Azure Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Head of Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.41%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (6.41%) Lead Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Navision Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Test Architect
8 5 (6.41%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.28%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) RESTful
3 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
4 9 (11.54%) REST
5 8 (10.26%) HTML
6 7 (8.97%) CSS
6 7 (8.97%) Node.js
7 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (7.69%) Sass
7 6 (7.69%) SOAP
7 6 (7.69%) Web Services
8 5 (6.41%) JSON
8 5 (6.41%) LINQ
8 5 (6.41%) WPF
8 5 (6.41%) XML
9 4 (5.13%) Java EE
9 4 (5.13%) XML Schema
9 4 (5.13%) XSD
9 4 (5.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.69%) Social Media
3 5 (6.41%) iSeries
3 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) BBC
5 3 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.85%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.56%) Life Science
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Debian
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.74%) BDD
3 31 (39.74%) TDD
4 16 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
5 13 (16.67%) MVC
6 12 (15.38%) OO
7 11 (14.10%) Functional Testing
7 11 (14.10%) Microservices
7 11 (14.10%) Web Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Open Source
8 10 (12.82%) Scrum
8 10 (12.82%) SOA
9 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.26%) DevOps
11 7 (8.97%) OOD
11 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.97%) Web Development
12 6 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) C#
2 30 (38.46%) Java
3 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
4 21 (26.92%) SQL
5 14 (17.95%) C
6 11 (14.10%) Groovy
6 11 (14.10%) RPG
6 11 (14.10%) Scala
7 10 (12.82%) PHP
8 5 (6.41%) Delphi
9 4 (5.13%) SPARQL
9 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.13%) XPath
9 4 (5.13%) XQuery
10 3 (3.85%) C++
11 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.28%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.08%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 13485
2 4 (5.13%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.13%) MISRA
2 4 (5.13%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.56%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Sitecore
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) Talend
4 4 (5.13%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 2 (2.56%) FIS
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.28%) Cognos
7 1 (1.28%) VMware