Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 159 115
Rank change year-on-year +48 -44 +29
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 274 207 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.69% 1.79% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.01% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 265 184 284
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 9042 10303 9657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.87% 89.10% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7335 8059 7968
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +38 78 £52,500 +23.53% 8
Coventry +36 49 £34,000 +0.74% 3
Staffordshire +8 34 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wolverhampton - 23 £34,500 -
Shropshire +8 21 £40,000 +60.00%
Warwickshire -14 17 £48,500 +25.97% 1
Worcestershire +11 16 £37,500 -14.29% 2
Solihull -6 9 £35,000 - 2
Herefordshire +4 8 £37,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £45,000 -
Walsall +6 2 £39,500 +8.22%
West Bromwich +4 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Brierley Hill - 1 £40,000 -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 154 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (44.89%) Test Automation
3 114 (41.61%) C#
4 100 (36.50%) .NET
5 89 (32.48%) Java
6 87 (31.75%) SQL
7 71 (25.91%) JavaScript
7 71 (25.91%) TDD
7 71 (25.91%) Software Engineering
8 69 (25.18%) Git (software)
8 69 (25.18%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (22.99%) Web Services
10 62 (22.63%) Jenkins
11 61 (22.26%) HTML
12 59 (21.53%) REST
13 57 (20.80%) Scrum
14 55 (20.07%) Selenium
15 53 (19.34%) OO
16 49 (17.88%) SOAP
16 49 (17.88%) Degree
17 47 (17.15%) MVC
18 46 (16.79%) CSS
19 45 (16.42%) ASP.NET
19 45 (16.42%) BDD
20 42 (15.33%) SOA
21 41 (14.96%) Finance
22 40 (14.60%) Visual Studio
22 40 (14.60%) SQL Server
22 40 (14.60%) JSON
22 40 (14.60%) Android

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 25 (9.12%) Tomcat
2 14 (5.11%) JBoss
3 12 (4.38%) Apache
3 12 (4.38%) CMS
3 12 (4.38%) Confluence
3 12 (4.38%) Documentum
4 10 (3.65%) Umbraco
5 9 (3.28%) GlassFish
6 6 (2.19%) Jetty
6 6 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.46%) IIS
8 3 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.09%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.09%) WildFly
9 2 (0.73%) Drupal
9 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Simulink
2 6 (2.19%) Doxygen
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.49%) SaaS
3 18 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.28%) Google Analytics
5 8 (2.92%) AdWords
6 6 (2.19%) npm
7 5 (1.82%) GitHub
8 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.36%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.65%) Internet
2 8 (2.92%) ATM
3 6 (2.19%) AMQP
4 5 (1.82%) Firewall
5 2 (0.73%) SMS
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.76%) MySQL
2 24 (8.76%) NoSQL
3 22 (8.03%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.92%) Redis
6 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.82%) DB2
9 5 (1.82%) OLAP
9 5 (1.82%) Semantic Layer
9 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.46%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.46%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 69 (25.18%) Git (software)
2 62 (22.63%) Jenkins
3 55 (20.07%) Selenium
4 40 (14.60%) Visual Studio
5 36 (13.14%) JUnit
6 32 (11.68%) JIRA
7 25 (9.12%) Subversion
8 19 (6.93%) Xcode
9 17 (6.20%) Android Studio
10 13 (4.74%) SpecFlow
11 12 (4.38%) Maven
11 12 (4.38%) NUnit
12 11 (4.01%) Cucumber
12 11 (4.01%) Protractor
13 10 (3.65%) git-flow
13 10 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (3.28%) Hudson
14 9 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (2.92%) PHPUnit
16 6 (2.19%) TestNG
General
1 41 (14.96%) Finance
2 19 (6.93%) Marketing
3 18 (6.57%) Banking
4 14 (5.11%) Retail
5 12 (4.38%) Electronics
6 6 (2.19%) Advertising
6 6 (2.19%) Billing
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (67.88%) Developer
2 42 (15.33%) .NET Developer
3 36 (13.14%) C# Developer
4 33 (12.04%) Android Developer
4 33 (12.04%) Java Developer
5 28 (10.22%) Software Engineer
6 27 (9.85%) Applications Developer
6 27 (9.85%) Architect
7 26 (9.49%) Senior Developer
8 23 (8.39%) Software Developer
9 19 (6.93%) Mobile Developer
10 18 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (6.20%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 16 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (5.84%) Java Android Developer
13 15 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (5.47%) Tester
14 14 (5.11%) iOS Developer
14 14 (5.11%) PHP Developer
14 14 (5.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (36.50%) .NET
2 63 (22.99%) Web Services
3 61 (22.26%) HTML
4 59 (21.53%) REST
5 49 (17.88%) SOAP
6 46 (16.79%) CSS
7 45 (16.42%) ASP.NET
8 40 (14.60%) JSON
9 39 (14.23%) RESTful
10 38 (13.87%) HTML5
10 38 (13.87%) jQuery
11 36 (13.14%) AngularJS
12 32 (11.68%) XML
13 28 (10.22%) Middleware
14 26 (9.49%) .NET Framework
15 25 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (8.03%) Sass
17 21 (7.66%) Spring
18 19 (6.93%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.95%) Mobile App
2 26 (9.49%) User Experience
3 20 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.30%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.65%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.28%) Social Media
7 6 (2.19%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.82%) iSeries
9 4 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.09%) BBC
10 3 (1.09%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.09%) NHS
10 3 (1.09%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.73%) Life Science
12 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.60%) Android
2 25 (9.12%) Windows
3 21 (7.66%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.84%) Linux
5 6 (2.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (1.46%) Unix
7 1 (0.36%) Debian
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (44.89%) Test Automation
3 71 (25.91%) Software Engineering
3 71 (25.91%) TDD
4 69 (25.18%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (20.80%) Scrum
6 53 (19.34%) OO
7 47 (17.15%) MVC
8 45 (16.42%) BDD
9 42 (15.33%) SOA
10 36 (13.14%) Android Development
11 34 (12.41%) Mentoring
12 31 (11.31%) Microservices
13 27 (9.85%) Software Architecture
14 25 (9.12%) Dependency Injection
14 25 (9.12%) DevOps
15 23 (8.39%) Regression Testing
15 23 (8.39%) Web Development
16 20 (7.30%) Functional Testing
16 20 (7.30%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (41.61%) C#
2 89 (32.48%) Java
3 87 (31.75%) SQL
4 71 (25.91%) JavaScript
5 23 (8.39%) PHP
6 20 (7.30%) Objective-C
6 20 (7.30%) Scala
7 19 (6.93%) Apple Swift
8 18 (6.57%) PL/SQL
9 17 (6.20%) C
10 16 (5.84%) T-SQL
11 14 (5.11%) C++
12 11 (4.01%) Groovy
12 11 (4.01%) PHP 5
12 11 (4.01%) RPG
13 10 (3.65%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.92%) MATLAB
15 6 (2.19%) Clojure
15 6 (2.19%) ES6
16 5 (1.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (17.88%) Degree
2 18 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.01%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.73%) PhD
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.50%) QA
2 13 (4.74%) SLA
3 12 (4.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (4.38%) IEC 62304
4 8 (2.92%) IEC 61508
5 6 (2.19%) ISO 13485
5 6 (2.19%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.19%) MISRA
5 6 (2.19%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (9.49%) Docker
2 8 (2.92%) Firmware
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.84%) Puppet
2 7 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.19%) Marathon
4 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.30%) Oracle
3 15 (5.47%) Google
4 13 (4.74%) Xamarin
5 12 (4.38%) EMC
5 12 (4.38%) Pega
6 10 (3.65%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.55%) IBM
8 4 (1.46%) Talend
9 3 (1.09%) Progress
9 3 (1.09%) Zend
10 2 (0.73%) Cognos
10 2 (0.73%) FIS
11 1 (0.36%) Apple
11 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.36%) Cadence
11 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.36%) Netezza
11 1 (0.36%) Twitter
11 1 (0.36%) VMware