Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 111 108
Rank change year-on-year -43 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 174 273 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.85% 2.71% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.99% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 160 272 249
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,625 £56,250 £62,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +9.89%

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 8,439 9,124 11,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.76% 90.61% 89.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,498 7,563 8,739
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,150 £61,250 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -32 51 £45,000 -2.70% 15
Coventry -10 39 £46,250 +34.06% 1
Staffordshire +32 38 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Solihull +1 13 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Warwickshire -3 12 £45,000 -8.63% 5
Wolverhampton -10 8 £44,500 +21.92%
Worcestershire -1 4 £27,500 -26.67% 6
Shropshire +10 3 £37,500 -47.55%
Herefordshire +8 2 £54,000 +44.00%
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 107 (61.49%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (55.75%) C#
3 92 (52.87%) .NET
4 89 (51.15%) JavaScript
5 72 (41.38%) SQL
5 72 (41.38%) TDD
6 68 (39.08%) Git (software)
7 61 (35.06%) Scrum
8 60 (34.48%) CSS
9 58 (33.33%) MVC
10 57 (32.76%) SQL Server
11 55 (31.61%) Test Automation
12 54 (31.03%) ASP.NET
13 52 (29.89%) AngularJS
14 50 (28.74%) HTML
15 47 (27.01%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (24.14%) .NET Framework
17 41 (23.56%) Integration Testing
17 41 (23.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (22.41%) Software Engineering
19 38 (21.84%) Microservices
19 38 (21.84%) BDD
20 37 (21.26%) HTML5
20 37 (21.26%) Docker
21 36 (20.69%) Java
22 35 (20.11%) RESTful
22 35 (20.11%) React
23 32 (18.39%) MongoDB
23 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC

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 18 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (6.90%) IIS
2 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.32%) CMS
4 9 (5.17%) NServiceBus
5 8 (4.60%) Confluence
6 5 (2.87%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.87%) JBoss
6 5 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.87%) WildFly
7 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (11.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (8.62%) SaaS
5 6 (3.45%) Fastly
5 6 (3.45%) Stackdriver
6 5 (2.87%) Serverless
7 3 (1.72%) IaaS
7 3 (1.72%) Office 365
7 3 (1.72%) PaaS
8 2 (1.15%) AdWords
8 2 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) iTunes
9 1 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.17%) SSL
2 6 (3.45%) Internet
3 4 (2.30%) HTTP
4 3 (1.72%) ATM
5 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.15%) SMS
5 2 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.39%) MongoDB
3 29 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 23 (13.22%) Redis
5 18 (10.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (8.05%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (7.47%) BigQuery
7 13 (7.47%) Bigtable
8 12 (6.90%) MySQL
9 10 (5.75%) Relational Database
9 10 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (5.17%) Data Mining
10 9 (5.17%) RavenDB
10 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (4.60%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (4.02%) Big Data
12 7 (4.02%) Event Store
13 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
14 4 (2.30%) Essbase
15 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 68 (39.08%) Git (software)
2 27 (15.52%) Jenkins
3 26 (14.94%) Visual Studio
4 22 (12.64%) NUnit
5 18 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 12 (6.90%) JIRA
6 12 (6.90%) Selenium
7 10 (5.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.02%) Mercurial
10 6 (3.45%) NSubstitute
10 6 (3.45%) Subversion
11 5 (2.87%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.87%) JBehave
11 5 (2.87%) Mockito
12 4 (2.30%) Grunt
12 4 (2.30%) gulp
12 4 (2.30%) Mocha
12 4 (2.30%) Moq
12 4 (2.30%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (17.82%) Finance
2 29 (16.67%) Retail
3 13 (7.47%) Legal
4 12 (6.90%) Law
4 12 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.32%) Banking
6 9 (5.17%) Back Office
7 7 (4.02%) Marketing
8 6 (3.45%) Games
9 4 (2.30%) Automotive
10 2 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 125 (71.84%) Developer
2 42 (24.14%) C# Developer
3 40 (22.99%) .NET Developer
4 38 (21.84%) Senior Developer
5 28 (16.09%) Software Developer
6 27 (15.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (12.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 22 (12.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (9.77%) Software Engineer
9 16 (9.20%) Senior C# Developer
10 13 (7.47%) Development Team Leader
10 13 (7.47%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (7.47%) Java Developer
10 13 (7.47%) PHP Developer
10 13 (7.47%) Team Leader
11 11 (6.32%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (5.75%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (5.17%) Python Developer
13 9 (5.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (52.87%) .NET
2 60 (34.48%) CSS
3 54 (31.03%) ASP.NET
4 52 (29.89%) AngularJS
5 50 (28.74%) HTML
6 42 (24.14%) .NET Framework
7 41 (23.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (21.26%) HTML5
9 35 (20.11%) React
9 35 (20.11%) RESTful
10 32 (18.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (17.24%) CSS3
12 24 (13.79%) Web Services
13 21 (12.07%) Entity Framework
13 21 (12.07%) jQuery
13 21 (12.07%) Node.js
13 21 (12.07%) WCF
14 17 (9.77%) JSON
15 15 (8.62%) LINQ
15 15 (8.62%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.94%) Mobile App
1 26 (14.94%) User Experience
2 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.72%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.15%) CMDB
6 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.15%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.57%) Blog
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Fintech
7 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.49%) Android
2 14 (8.05%) Windows
3 12 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (61.49%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (41.38%) TDD
3 61 (35.06%) Scrum
4 58 (33.33%) MVC
5 55 (31.61%) Test Automation
6 47 (27.01%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (23.56%) Integration Testing
8 39 (22.41%) Software Engineering
9 38 (21.84%) BDD
9 38 (21.84%) Microservices
10 24 (13.79%) SDLC
11 22 (12.64%) SOA
12 21 (12.07%) Mentoring
12 21 (12.07%) OO
13 19 (10.92%) Front End Development
13 19 (10.92%) Kanban
13 19 (10.92%) Web Development
14 18 (10.34%) Analytics
14 18 (10.34%) Artificial Intelligence
15 17 (9.77%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 97 (55.75%) C#
2 89 (51.15%) JavaScript
3 72 (41.38%) SQL
4 36 (20.69%) Java
5 32 (18.39%) Python
6 27 (15.52%) PHP
7 18 (10.34%) Go
7 18 (10.34%) PHP 5
8 16 (9.20%) Java 8
9 14 (8.05%) T-SQL
10 13 (7.47%) VB.NET
11 10 (5.75%) VB
12 9 (5.17%) C++
13 7 (4.02%) C
14 6 (3.45%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.72%) PHP 7
15 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.15%) Apple Swift
16 2 (1.15%) Kotlin
16 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
2 9 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.72%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.57%) ISEB
6 1 (0.57%) MCSD
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) ISO 9001
1 9 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.60%) QA
3 4 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) GCP
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (21.26%) Docker
2 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.90%) Marathon
3 6 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.45%) Terraform
4 2 (1.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (16.67%) Google
2 23 (13.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.32%) Xamarin
4 10 (5.75%) Oracle
5 9 (5.17%) LexisNexis
6 4 (2.30%) Apple
6 4 (2.30%) Twitter
7 3 (1.72%) Capita
8 2 (1.15%) BMC
9 1 (0.57%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.57%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) Sitecore