Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 111 95
Rank change year-on-year -30 -16 +34
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 193 257 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.04% 2.63% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.91% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 164 241 273
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 8,490 8,829 10,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.70% 90.51% 89.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6,485 7,213 8,611
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Coventry -8 51 £45,000 +21.62% 6
Staffordshire +27 44 £42,500 +16.44% 6
Birmingham -31 39 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Solihull +14 25 £40,500 -4.71%
Worcestershire +11 8 £27,500 -26.67% 8
Wolverhampton - 7 £44,500 - 4
Warwickshire -15 5 £36,250 -27.50% 4
Herefordshire +1 4 £54,000 +44.00%
Shropshire -3 3 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Sutton Coldfield -8 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 122 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (51.30%) JavaScript
3 91 (47.15%) C#
4 86 (44.56%) SQL
5 81 (41.97%) .NET
6 76 (39.38%) Scrum
7 75 (38.86%) Test Automation
8 74 (38.34%) TDD
9 69 (35.75%) Git (software)
10 66 (34.20%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (30.05%) HTML
12 57 (29.53%) CSS
13 54 (27.98%) React
14 51 (26.42%) Docker
14 51 (26.42%) Software Engineering
15 50 (25.91%) MVC
16 49 (25.39%) AngularJS
17 48 (24.87%) RESTful
18 45 (23.32%) HTML5
18 45 (23.32%) MongoDB
18 45 (23.32%) NoSQL
18 45 (23.32%) Microservices
19 44 (22.80%) SQL Server
20 43 (22.28%) Java
21 42 (21.76%) ASP.NET
21 42 (21.76%) User Experience
21 42 (21.76%) Node.js
22 41 (21.24%) BDD
23 40 (20.73%) Jenkins
24 39 (20.21%) Web Services

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 (8.81%) CMS
2 14 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.18%) IIS
5 8 (4.15%) Confluence
5 8 (4.15%) NServiceBus
6 5 (2.59%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.59%) JBoss
6 5 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.59%) WildFly
7 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (7.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (7.25%) SaaS
5 12 (6.22%) npm
6 4 (2.07%) Fastly
6 4 (2.07%) Stackdriver
7 3 (1.55%) Serverless
8 2 (1.04%) AdWords
8 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.04%) IaaS
8 2 (1.04%) Office 365
8 2 (1.04%) PaaS
9 1 (0.52%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.52%) GitHub
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) SSL
2 4 (2.07%) HTTP
3 3 (1.55%) ATM
3 3 (1.55%) Internet
4 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.04%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.32%) MongoDB
1 45 (23.32%) NoSQL
2 44 (22.80%) SQL Server
3 22 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (9.84%) MySQL
5 17 (8.81%) Data Mining
5 17 (8.81%) Redis
6 16 (8.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (5.70%) BigQuery
7 11 (5.70%) Bigtable
7 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (4.15%) RavenDB
10 7 (3.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (3.63%) Big Data
10 7 (3.63%) Event Store
10 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (35.75%) Git (software)
2 40 (20.73%) Jenkins
3 29 (15.03%) Visual Studio
4 17 (8.81%) NUnit
5 15 (7.77%) SpecFlow
6 14 (7.25%) Selenium
7 11 (5.70%) JIRA
8 10 (5.18%) Subversion
8 10 (5.18%) Vagrant
9 9 (4.66%) gulp
9 9 (4.66%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (4.15%) Grunt
10 8 (4.15%) Mercurial
10 8 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.11%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.59%) JBehave
12 5 (2.59%) Mocha
12 5 (2.59%) Mockito
12 5 (2.59%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.59%) webpack
General
1 32 (16.58%) Retail
2 28 (14.51%) Finance
3 16 (8.29%) Back Office
4 14 (7.25%) Marketing
5 11 (5.70%) Legal
6 10 (5.18%) Law
6 10 (5.18%) Manufacturing
7 9 (4.66%) Banking
8 4 (2.07%) Automotive
8 4 (2.07%) Games
9 2 (1.04%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 128 (66.32%) Developer
2 37 (19.17%) C# Developer
3 36 (18.65%) Senior Developer
4 33 (17.10%) .NET Developer
5 30 (15.54%) Software Developer
6 21 (10.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (10.88%) Software Engineer
7 18 (9.33%) Full Stack Developer
7 18 (9.33%) PHP Developer
8 16 (8.29%) Python Engineer
8 16 (8.29%) Senior C# Developer
9 14 (7.25%) Java Developer
10 13 (6.74%) Development Team Leader
10 13 (6.74%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Team Leader
11 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 12 (6.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (6.22%) C# Software Developer
12 11 (5.70%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (41.97%) .NET
2 58 (30.05%) HTML
3 57 (29.53%) CSS
4 54 (27.98%) React
5 49 (25.39%) AngularJS
6 48 (24.87%) RESTful
7 45 (23.32%) HTML5
8 42 (21.76%) ASP.NET
8 42 (21.76%) Node.js
9 39 (20.21%) Web Services
10 34 (17.62%) jQuery
11 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (13.99%) .NET Framework
13 26 (13.47%) CSS3
14 21 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (10.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (9.33%) Entity Framework
16 18 (9.33%) JSON
17 17 (8.81%) REST
17 17 (8.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.76%) User Experience
2 31 (16.06%) Mobile App
3 16 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.29%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (4.66%) Social Media
5 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.63%) NHS
6 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.04%) CMDB
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Blog
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.52%) Fintech
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.40%) Android
2 19 (9.84%) Linux
3 14 (7.25%) Apple iOS
4 11 (5.70%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (39.38%) Scrum
3 75 (38.86%) Test Automation
4 74 (38.34%) TDD
5 66 (34.20%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (26.42%) Software Engineering
7 50 (25.91%) MVC
8 45 (23.32%) Microservices
9 41 (21.24%) BDD
10 39 (20.21%) Integration Testing
11 35 (18.13%) SOA
12 27 (13.99%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (13.47%) Mentoring
14 25 (12.95%) OO
14 25 (12.95%) SDLC
15 22 (11.40%) CRM
16 21 (10.88%) OOP
17 20 (10.36%) Software Testing
17 20 (10.36%) Web Development
18 19 (9.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 99 (51.30%) JavaScript
2 91 (47.15%) C#
3 86 (44.56%) SQL
4 43 (22.28%) Java
5 33 (17.10%) Python
6 30 (15.54%) PHP
7 21 (10.88%) Go
8 18 (9.33%) T-SQL
9 16 (8.29%) PHP 5
10 14 (7.25%) Java 8
10 14 (7.25%) VB.NET
11 13 (6.74%) C++
11 13 (6.74%) ES6
12 12 (6.22%) VB
13 10 (5.18%) PHP 7
14 7 (3.63%) C
14 7 (3.63%) Ruby
15 5 (2.59%) VB6
16 4 (2.07%) Java 9
16 4 (2.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (11.40%) Degree
2 7 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.81%) QA
2 7 (3.63%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) GCP
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (26.42%) Docker
2 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (9.84%) Marathon
2 14 (7.25%) Kubernetes
3 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.11%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.07%) Terraform
6 2 (1.04%) SCCM
7 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (12.95%) Google
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.70%) Xamarin
4 10 (5.18%) Oracle
5 7 (3.63%) LexisNexis
5 7 (3.63%) Zend
6 4 (2.07%) Apple
6 4 (2.07%) Twitter
7 2 (1.04%) BMC
8 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.52%) Informatica
8 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.52%) Talend