Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 152 93
Rank change year-on-year +41 -59 +70
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 255 193 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.60% 1.83% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.04% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 213 185 276
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £53,750
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 8,686 9,455 9,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.44% 89.75% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,846 7,390 7,591
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.60% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £63,750 £63,750
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +29 67 £56,750 +33.53% 13
Coventry +18 46 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Staffordshire +10 38 £39,250 +4.67% 9
Solihull -8 19 £35,000 -15.15%
Warwickshire +11 17 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Worcestershire +6 17 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Wolverhampton - 16 £34,500 - 1
Shropshire -1 15 £31,000 -4.62% 1
Herefordshire +5 3 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £35,000 - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 153 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (42.75%) Test Automation
3 98 (38.43%) C#
3 98 (38.43%) SQL
4 92 (36.08%) JavaScript
5 85 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 79 (30.98%) .NET
7 77 (30.20%) TDD
8 75 (29.41%) Java
9 73 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (28.24%) HTML
10 72 (28.24%) Scrum
11 68 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 59 (23.14%) OO
13 57 (22.35%) Jenkins
14 54 (21.18%) HTML5
14 54 (21.18%) Web Services
15 50 (19.61%) CSS
16 49 (19.22%) jQuery
17 48 (18.82%) User Experience
18 47 (18.43%) Docker
19 46 (18.04%) Node.js
20 45 (17.65%) RESTful
20 45 (17.65%) SOA
21 44 (17.25%) Degree
21 44 (17.25%) BDD
21 44 (17.25%) NoSQL
22 43 (16.86%) REST
23 42 (16.47%) MVC
24 41 (16.08%) Microservices

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 (6.67%) CMS
2 12 (4.71%) Confluence
2 12 (4.71%) Umbraco
3 10 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.53%) JBoss
5 6 (2.35%) GlassFish
5 6 (2.35%) Jetty
5 6 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.96%) IIS
6 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.57%) Apache
7 4 (1.57%) Documentum
8 2 (0.78%) Drupal
8 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.14%) Simulink
2 6 (2.35%) Doxygen
3 2 (0.78%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.63%) npm
2 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.31%) SaaS
5 8 (3.14%) AdWords
5 8 (3.14%) Google Analytics
6 6 (2.35%) GitHub
7 2 (0.78%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.53%) Internet
2 8 (3.14%) ATM
2 8 (3.14%) Firewall
3 6 (2.35%) AMQP
4 1 (0.39%) HTTP
4 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.25%) NoSQL
2 35 (13.73%) MongoDB
3 32 (12.55%) MySQL
3 32 (12.55%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.31%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.14%) Data Mining
8 8 (3.14%) OLAP
8 8 (3.14%) Redis
8 8 (3.14%) Semantic Layer
9 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.96%) DB2
10 5 (1.96%) MarkLogic
10 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 57 (22.35%) Jenkins
3 33 (12.94%) Visual Studio
4 30 (11.76%) Selenium
5 29 (11.37%) JIRA
6 24 (9.41%) JUnit
7 23 (9.02%) Subversion
8 16 (6.27%) Android Studio
8 16 (6.27%) Xcode
9 15 (5.88%) gulp
10 14 (5.49%) Grunt
11 13 (5.10%) Cucumber
12 12 (4.71%) Babel
12 12 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (4.71%) Vagrant
12 12 (4.71%) webpack
13 11 (4.31%) git-flow
13 11 (4.31%) Protractor
14 8 (3.14%) CMake
14 8 (3.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 30 (11.76%) Finance
2 27 (10.59%) Marketing
3 22 (8.63%) Retail
4 12 (4.71%) Electronics
5 9 (3.53%) Banking
6 7 (2.75%) Back Office
7 6 (2.35%) Advertising
7 6 (2.35%) Billing
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (64.31%) Developer
2 38 (14.90%) Software Engineer
3 29 (11.37%) Android Developer
4 25 (9.80%) Applications Developer
5 24 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.41%) PHP Developer
6 23 (9.02%) C# Developer
6 23 (9.02%) Web Developer
7 22 (8.63%) .NET Developer
8 21 (8.24%) Architect
9 19 (7.45%) Software Developer
10 17 (6.67%) Senior Developer
11 16 (6.27%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 14 (5.49%) Mobile Developer
14 13 (5.10%) iOS Android Developer
14 13 (5.10%) iOS Developer
14 13 (5.10%) Java Android Developer
15 12 (4.71%) Full Stack Web Developer
15 12 (4.71%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (30.98%) .NET
2 72 (28.24%) HTML
3 54 (21.18%) HTML5
3 54 (21.18%) Web Services
4 50 (19.61%) CSS
5 49 (19.22%) jQuery
6 46 (18.04%) Node.js
7 45 (17.65%) RESTful
8 43 (16.86%) REST
9 39 (15.29%) React
10 37 (14.51%) AngularJS
11 36 (14.12%) JSON
12 34 (13.33%) SOAP
13 31 (12.16%) XML
14 27 (10.59%) ASP.NET
15 25 (9.80%) Sass
15 25 (9.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (8.24%) Middleware
17 19 (7.45%) CSS3
17 19 (7.45%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.82%) User Experience
2 31 (12.16%) Mobile App
3 19 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.27%) Social Media
5 12 (4.71%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.92%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.92%) NHS
7 7 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.35%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.96%) iSeries
10 4 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.18%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.78%) Life Science
13 1 (0.39%) DataPower
13 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.94%) Android
2 19 (7.45%) Windows
3 17 (6.67%) Linux
4 16 (6.27%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (1.57%) Unix
7 1 (0.39%) Debian
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (42.75%) Test Automation
3 85 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 77 (30.20%) TDD
5 73 (28.63%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (28.24%) Scrum
7 59 (23.14%) OO
8 45 (17.65%) SOA
9 44 (17.25%) BDD
10 42 (16.47%) MVC
11 41 (16.08%) Microservices
12 36 (14.12%) Mentoring
13 30 (11.76%) Android Development
14 29 (11.37%) OOP
15 28 (10.98%) Web Development
16 25 (9.80%) Functional Testing
17 20 (7.84%) ETL
18 19 (7.45%) DevOps
18 19 (7.45%) Software Architecture
19 17 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.43%) C#
1 98 (38.43%) SQL
2 92 (36.08%) JavaScript
3 75 (29.41%) Java
4 35 (13.73%) PHP
5 23 (9.02%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.63%) ES6
7 20 (7.84%) C++
8 18 (7.06%) Apple Swift
8 18 (7.06%) Objective-C
9 17 (6.67%) C
9 17 (6.67%) Scala
10 12 (4.71%) Go
11 11 (4.31%) Groovy
11 11 (4.31%) PHP 5
11 11 (4.31%) PHP 7
11 11 (4.31%) Python
11 11 (4.31%) RPG
12 10 (3.92%) Ruby
13 9 (3.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (17.25%) Degree
2 13 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.51%) QA
2 12 (4.71%) IEC 62304
3 8 (3.14%) IEC 61508
4 6 (2.35%) ISO 13485
4 6 (2.35%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.35%) MISRA
4 6 (2.35%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.96%) SLA
6 4 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (18.43%) Docker
2 8 (3.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (5.10%) Marathon
3 9 (3.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.27%) Google
3 11 (4.31%) Sitecore
4 10 (3.92%) Zend
5 9 (3.53%) Oracle
6 7 (2.75%) IBM
7 5 (1.96%) Talend
7 5 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.57%) EMC
8 4 (1.57%) Pega
9 3 (1.18%) Progress
10 2 (0.78%) Apple
10 2 (0.78%) Cognos
10 2 (0.78%) FIS
10 2 (0.78%) Twitter
11 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.39%) Netezza
11 1 (0.39%) VMware