Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 107 136
Rank change year-on-year -53 +29 -33
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 149 292 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 2.94% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 3.21% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 137 302 202
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £31,550 £28,775 £25,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,876 9,083 10,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.27% 91.30% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,027 7,470 8,462
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in the West Midlands

Unit Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -25 55 £44,500 -6.32% 12
Staffordshire +24 32 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Coventry -19 26 £49,000 +44.12% 6
Warwickshire +27 14 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Wolverhampton -11 8 £44,500 +28.99%
Sutton Coldfield -25 4 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Shropshire -2 3 £47,500 -24.90% 4
Solihull -6 3 £52,500 +54.41% 2
Worcestershire -5 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 102 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (59.06%) C#
3 85 (57.05%) .NET
4 84 (56.38%) JavaScript
5 66 (44.30%) CSS
6 58 (38.93%) HTML
7 57 (38.26%) ASP.NET
7 57 (38.26%) TDD
8 56 (37.58%) SQL Server
8 56 (37.58%) MVC
9 53 (35.57%) SQL
9 53 (35.57%) AngularJS
10 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
11 49 (32.89%) HTML5
12 47 (31.54%) .NET Framework
13 41 (27.52%) Scrum
13 41 (27.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (25.50%) CSS3
15 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (20.81%) Software Engineering
17 30 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (18.79%) Test Automation
18 28 (18.79%) Finance
18 28 (18.79%) Microservices
19 27 (18.12%) Integration Testing
20 25 (16.78%) PHP
20 25 (16.78%) Web Services
21 24 (16.11%) Docker
21 24 (16.11%) Entity Framework
22 23 (15.44%) 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 17 (11.41%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (6.71%) IIS
3 9 (6.04%) CMS
3 9 (6.04%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.37%) NServiceBus
5 7 (4.70%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.41%) SaaS
4 12 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (6.71%) Serverless
6 6 (4.03%) Azure Functions
6 6 (4.03%) Fastly
6 6 (4.03%) Stackdriver
7 4 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (2.68%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.68%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (2.68%) AWS CodePipeline
7 4 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.68%) CloudFront
7 4 (2.68%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (2.68%) SoftLayer
8 3 (2.01%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.37%) SSL
2 4 (2.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.34%) Broadband
3 2 (1.34%) HTTP
3 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.67%) ATM
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.09%) Relational Database
3 18 (12.08%) Redis
4 13 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 13 (8.72%) MySQL
5 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.37%) RavenDB
6 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.70%) BigQuery
7 7 (4.70%) Bigtable
7 7 (4.70%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (4.70%) Event Store
8 5 (3.36%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (2.68%) Essbase
10 3 (2.01%) Big Data
11 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.77%) Visual Studio
3 18 (12.08%) NUnit
4 13 (8.72%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (8.05%) JIRA
6 11 (7.38%) SpecFlow
7 9 (6.04%) Selenium
8 8 (5.37%) NSubstitute
9 7 (4.70%) Mercurial
10 6 (4.03%) Grunt
10 6 (4.03%) gulp
10 6 (4.03%) Moq
10 6 (4.03%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (3.36%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.68%) Mocha
12 4 (2.68%) MSTest
12 4 (2.68%) ReSharper
13 3 (2.01%) Subversion
General
1 28 (18.79%) Finance
2 16 (10.74%) Retail
3 12 (8.05%) Legal
3 12 (8.05%) Manufacturing
4 10 (6.71%) Law
5 8 (5.37%) Banking
6 6 (4.03%) Games
6 6 (4.03%) Marketing
7 4 (2.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 113 (75.84%) Developer
2 41 (27.52%) C# Developer
3 39 (26.17%) .NET Developer
4 27 (18.12%) C# .NET Developer
4 27 (18.12%) Senior Developer
5 25 (16.78%) Software Developer
6 22 (14.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 22 (14.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (14.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 16 (10.74%) Full Stack Developer
9 15 (10.07%) PHP Developer
10 14 (9.40%) Software Engineer
11 13 (8.72%) C# Software Developer
11 13 (8.72%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Development Team Leader
12 9 (6.04%) Java Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Senior Software Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Team Leader
13 8 (5.37%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (5.37%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (57.05%) .NET
2 66 (44.30%) CSS
3 58 (38.93%) HTML
4 57 (38.26%) ASP.NET
5 53 (35.57%) AngularJS
6 49 (32.89%) HTML5
7 47 (31.54%) .NET Framework
8 41 (27.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (25.50%) CSS3
10 30 (20.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (16.78%) Web Services
12 24 (16.11%) Entity Framework
13 21 (14.09%) WCF
14 19 (12.75%) jQuery
15 18 (12.08%) React
16 17 (11.41%) Node.js
17 16 (10.74%) JSON
17 16 (10.74%) REST
17 16 (10.74%) Sass
18 14 (9.40%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Mobile App
1 15 (10.07%) User Experience
2 12 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.67%) Blog
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) Fintech
6 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.72%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Android
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (68.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) TDD
3 56 (37.58%) MVC
4 41 (27.52%) Scrum
5 31 (20.81%) Software Engineering
6 28 (18.79%) Microservices
6 28 (18.79%) Test Automation
7 27 (18.12%) Integration Testing
8 23 (15.44%) OO
9 22 (14.77%) Front End Development
10 20 (13.42%) SDLC
11 19 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (11.41%) BDD
12 17 (11.41%) Mentoring
12 17 (11.41%) OOP
12 17 (11.41%) Web Development
13 16 (10.74%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (10.74%) DevOps
14 15 (10.07%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (59.06%) C#
2 84 (56.38%) JavaScript
3 53 (35.57%) SQL
4 25 (16.78%) PHP
5 22 (14.77%) Python
6 21 (14.09%) Java
7 15 (10.07%) T-SQL
7 15 (10.07%) VB.NET
8 13 (8.72%) Go
9 12 (8.05%) Java 8
10 9 (6.04%) PHP 5
11 8 (5.37%) VB
12 7 (4.70%) TypeScript
13 6 (4.03%) C++
14 4 (2.68%) C
15 3 (2.01%) ES6
16 2 (1.34%) Kotlin
16 2 (1.34%) PHP 7
16 2 (1.34%) XAML
17 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Degree
2 15 (10.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.36%) ISEB
4 2 (1.34%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.67%) MCSD
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) ISO 9001
1 8 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 4 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (16.11%) Docker
2 6 (4.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.71%) Terraform
3 8 (5.37%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.36%) Ansible
5 4 (2.68%) Mesos
5 4 (2.68%) rkt
6 2 (1.34%) Marathon
Vendors
1 22 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) Google
3 9 (6.04%) Xamarin
4 8 (5.37%) LexisNexis
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle
6 4 (2.68%) IBM
6 4 (2.68%) Remedy
7 2 (1.34%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.67%) Apple
8 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.67%) Twitter