Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 158 105
Rank change year-on-year +14 -53 +33
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 142 153 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.74% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.91% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 128 140 304
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,975 £28,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £59,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 6,989 8,017 9,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.22% 91.01% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,547 6,138 7,540
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,525
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +32 46 £55,000 +12.24% 5
Staffordshire +11 36 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Birmingham +19 24 £46,250 +5.11% 5
Warwickshire -8 14 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Solihull -4 11 £52,500 - 2
Worcestershire +1 7 £32,500 - 6
Wednesbury - 2 £60,000 -
Shropshire 0 1 £39,000 -15.68% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (42.96%) .NET
3 60 (42.25%) JavaScript
4 58 (40.85%) C#
5 53 (37.32%) HTML
5 53 (37.32%) SQL
5 53 (37.32%) TDD
6 52 (36.62%) CSS
7 49 (34.51%) MVC
8 48 (33.80%) SQL Server
8 48 (33.80%) AWS
9 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
10 46 (32.39%) ASP.NET
11 44 (30.99%) Web Development
12 43 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (29.58%) OO
14 39 (27.46%) MySQL
15 38 (26.76%) Azure
16 34 (23.94%) PHP
17 31 (21.83%) Python
18 30 (21.13%) JIRA
19 29 (20.42%) Git (software)
19 29 (20.42%) OOP
20 28 (19.72%) Software Engineering
20 28 (19.72%) React
21 27 (19.01%) Laravel
22 26 (18.31%) HTML5
22 26 (18.31%) jQuery
22 26 (18.31%) Scrum
22 26 (18.31%) Continuous Delivery

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 7 (4.93%) WordPress
2 5 (3.52%) CMS
2 5 (3.52%) Confluence
2 5 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.52%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.82%) Drupal
4 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.70%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.70%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) JBoss
5 1 (0.70%) Mule
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Magento
2 4 (2.82%) SAP ERP
2 4 (2.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.80%) AWS
2 38 (26.76%) Azure
3 23 (16.20%) SaaS
4 17 (11.97%) Serverless
5 16 (11.27%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (9.86%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (9.86%) AWS IoT
7 13 (9.15%) GitHub
8 5 (3.52%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (2.82%) GCP
9 4 (2.82%) npm
10 2 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.41%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (1.41%) CloudFront
10 2 (1.41%) NuGet
10 2 (1.41%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) HTTP
2 14 (9.86%) FTP
2 14 (9.86%) MQTT
2 14 (9.86%) SMTP
2 14 (9.86%) SSH
3 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (33.80%) SQL Server
2 39 (27.46%) MySQL
3 15 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (9.86%) Amazon Aurora
4 14 (9.86%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (9.86%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (7.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 8 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.23%) Redis
8 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.41%) Big Data
12 2 (1.41%) Bigtable
12 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (21.13%) JIRA
2 29 (20.42%) Git (software)
3 20 (14.08%) Selenium
4 15 (10.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (9.15%) Visual Studio
6 8 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.93%) JSUnit
8 5 (3.52%) CocoaPods
8 5 (3.52%) Xcode
9 3 (2.11%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.11%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (2.11%) Mocha
9 3 (2.11%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.41%) JUnit
10 2 (1.41%) MSTest
10 2 (1.41%) NUnit
10 2 (1.41%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.41%) Subversion
10 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (9.15%) Retail
2 7 (4.93%) Finance
3 2 (1.41%) Electronics
3 2 (1.41%) Law
3 2 (1.41%) Marketing
3 2 (1.41%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Automotive
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.70%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 96 (67.61%) Developer
2 28 (19.72%) .NET Developer
3 22 (15.49%) PHP Developer
4 21 (14.79%) Software Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Senior Developer
6 18 (12.68%) C# Developer
7 17 (11.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (9.15%) Principal Engineer
8 13 (9.15%) Principal Software Engineer
9 12 (8.45%) Software Developer
10 11 (7.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (7.04%) .NET Software Engineer
11 10 (7.04%) AWS Developer
12 9 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
13 8 (5.63%) Web Developer
14 6 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
14 6 (4.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 6 (4.23%) SQL Developer
14 6 (4.23%) VB.NET Developer
15 5 (3.52%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (42.96%) .NET
2 53 (37.32%) HTML
3 52 (36.62%) CSS
4 46 (32.39%) ASP.NET
5 28 (19.72%) React
6 27 (19.01%) Laravel
7 26 (18.31%) HTML5
7 26 (18.31%) jQuery
8 25 (17.61%) AngularJS
9 22 (15.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 21 (14.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (14.79%) RESTful
11 20 (14.08%) LAMP
11 20 (14.08%) XML
12 18 (12.68%) Sass
13 16 (11.27%) Ajax
14 15 (10.56%) Node.js
15 14 (9.86%) .NET Framework
15 14 (9.86%) Web Services
15 14 (9.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (10.56%) Algorithms
3 14 (9.86%) Smart Home
4 7 (4.93%) Social Media
5 6 (4.23%) User Experience
6 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Linux
2 11 (7.75%) Windows
3 6 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.32%) TDD
3 49 (34.51%) MVC
4 44 (30.99%) Web Development
5 43 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (29.58%) OO
7 29 (20.42%) OOP
8 28 (19.72%) Software Engineering
9 26 (18.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 26 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (18.31%) Scrum
10 22 (15.49%) Mobile Development
11 18 (12.68%) Integration Testing
11 18 (12.68%) OOD
11 18 (12.68%) Test Automation
12 17 (11.97%) Computer Science
12 17 (11.97%) Microservices
13 16 (11.27%) API Development
13 16 (11.27%) DevOps
13 16 (11.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (42.25%) JavaScript
2 58 (40.85%) C#
3 53 (37.32%) SQL
4 34 (23.94%) PHP
5 31 (21.83%) Python
6 20 (14.08%) C
7 18 (12.68%) Java
8 13 (9.15%) T-SQL
9 10 (7.04%) TypeScript
10 8 (5.63%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.52%) Apple Swift
11 5 (3.52%) ES6
11 5 (3.52%) Java 8
11 5 (3.52%) Perl
12 4 (2.82%) Go
12 4 (2.82%) Ruby
13 2 (1.41%) C++
14 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.23%) Degree
1 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.41%) ISEB
2 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.70%) CITP
3 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) MISRA
System Software
1 24 (16.90%) Docker
2 3 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.41%) Ansible
2 2 (1.41%) Mesos
2 2 (1.41%) rkt
2 2 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.45%) Zend
3 5 (3.52%) Google
3 5 (3.52%) IBM
4 4 (2.82%) SAP
4 4 (2.82%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.11%) Spotify
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle
6 2 (1.41%) Remedy
7 1 (0.70%) Apple
7 1 (0.70%) Facebook
7 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.70%) Renesas
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.70%) Sun
7 1 (0.70%) Tableau
7 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software