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

Unit Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 119 162
Rank change year-on-year -56 +43 -48
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 131 271 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 2.68% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.95% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 121 259 174
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 7,687 9,191 10,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.62% 90.97% 90.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,858 7,456 8,029
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 November 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 November 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 -12 56 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Staffordshire +13 25 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Coventry -21 15 £49,000 +42.03% 1
Warwickshire +38 13 £46,500 -4.12% 5
Shropshire -2 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Sutton Coldfield -22 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Solihull 0 4 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Worcestershire -5 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton -20 1 £32,000 -7.25% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 93 (70.99%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (54.96%) C#
2 72 (54.96%) JavaScript
3 68 (51.91%) .NET
4 56 (42.75%) CSS
5 53 (40.46%) HTML
6 52 (39.69%) TDD
7 51 (38.93%) MVC
7 51 (38.93%) ASP.NET
8 46 (35.11%) SQL
9 43 (32.82%) HTML5
10 40 (30.53%) AngularJS
11 39 (29.77%) .NET Framework
12 38 (29.01%) SQL Server
13 37 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (26.72%) Software Engineering
14 35 (26.72%) CSS3
15 34 (25.95%) Git (software)
16 30 (22.90%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (22.14%) Test Automation
18 28 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (20.61%) Scrum
20 26 (19.85%) Finance
21 25 (19.08%) OOP
21 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
22 24 (18.32%) Python
22 24 (18.32%) Relational Database
23 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
24 22 (16.79%) PHP
25 21 (16.03%) T-SQL

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 12 (9.16%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.05%) CMS
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.29%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) Anypoint
4 2 (1.53%) Apache
4 2 (1.53%) Mule
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.40%) SaaS
4 10 (7.63%) Serverless
5 8 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (5.34%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (3.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (3.82%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (3.82%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (3.82%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (3.82%) Azure Functions
7 5 (3.82%) CloudFront
7 5 (3.82%) GitHub
7 5 (3.82%) SoftLayer
8 4 (3.05%) Fastly
8 4 (3.05%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Internet
2 3 (2.29%) SSL
3 2 (1.53%) Broadband
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) SMS
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.32%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.69%) MySQL
4 12 (9.16%) MongoDB
4 12 (9.16%) Redis
5 10 (7.63%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.34%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.05%) BigQuery
8 4 (3.05%) Bigtable
8 4 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.29%) Big Data
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.76%) Essbase
10 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.76%) Power BI
10 1 (0.76%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (25.95%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.21%) NUnit
2 16 (12.21%) Visual Studio
3 15 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.40%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.63%) NSubstitute
6 9 (6.87%) Selenium
7 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (5.34%) ReSharper
9 6 (4.58%) JIRA
10 4 (3.05%) Maven
10 4 (3.05%) Mocha
10 4 (3.05%) Subversion
10 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.29%) Grunt
11 3 (2.29%) gulp
11 3 (2.29%) Moq
11 3 (2.29%) MSTest
11 3 (2.29%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.29%) webpack
General
1 26 (19.85%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Retail
3 5 (3.82%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.05%) Legal
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Games
5 3 (2.29%) Law
5 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 98 (74.81%) Developer
2 30 (22.90%) .NET Developer
3 25 (19.08%) C# Developer
4 19 (14.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (14.50%) Senior Developer
5 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (12.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 15 (11.45%) Software Developer
8 14 (10.69%) PHP Developer
9 11 (8.40%) Java Developer
9 11 (8.40%) Software Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Architect
11 6 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (3.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (51.91%) .NET
2 56 (42.75%) CSS
3 53 (40.46%) HTML
4 51 (38.93%) ASP.NET
5 43 (32.82%) HTML5
6 40 (30.53%) AngularJS
7 39 (29.77%) .NET Framework
8 35 (26.72%) CSS3
9 30 (22.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 28 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (13.74%) Entity Framework
11 18 (13.74%) WCF
12 17 (12.98%) Node.js
13 16 (12.21%) XML
14 15 (11.45%) jQuery
14 15 (11.45%) REST
14 15 (11.45%) Sass
14 15 (11.45%) Web Services
15 13 (9.92%) RESTful
15 13 (9.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) User Experience
2 10 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.53%) Robotics
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.21%) Windows
2 11 (8.40%) Linux
3 5 (3.82%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (70.99%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (39.69%) TDD
3 51 (38.93%) MVC
4 35 (26.72%) Software Engineering
5 29 (22.14%) Test Automation
6 27 (20.61%) Scrum
7 25 (19.08%) OOP
8 20 (15.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (15.27%) Front End Development
8 20 (15.27%) Microservices
9 18 (13.74%) Dependency Injection
9 18 (13.74%) Web Development
10 17 (12.98%) OO
11 16 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (12.21%) DevOps
12 14 (10.69%) Analytics
12 14 (10.69%) Mentoring
12 14 (10.69%) Prototyping
12 14 (10.69%) SOLID
13 13 (9.92%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (54.96%) C#
1 72 (54.96%) JavaScript
2 46 (35.11%) SQL
3 24 (18.32%) Python
4 22 (16.79%) PHP
5 21 (16.03%) T-SQL
6 18 (13.74%) Java
7 14 (10.69%) VB.NET
8 9 (6.87%) Go
9 8 (6.11%) Java 8
10 7 (5.34%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.82%) C
11 5 (3.82%) Perl
12 4 (3.05%) C++
12 4 (3.05%) ES6
12 4 (3.05%) PHP 5
13 3 (2.29%) VB
14 2 (1.53%) Kotlin
14 2 (1.53%) XAML
15 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Degree
2 9 (6.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.58%) ISEB
4 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (14.50%) Docker
2 7 (5.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.87%) Terraform
3 6 (4.58%) Ansible
4 5 (3.82%) Mesos
4 5 (3.82%) rkt
4 5 (3.82%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.53%) Marathon
Vendors
1 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.11%) Google
2 8 (6.11%) IBM
3 5 (3.82%) Remedy
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle
5 3 (2.29%) LexisNexis
6 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.53%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.53%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.53%) Zend
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat