The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 70 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.16% 0.99% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.37% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 728 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.50% 71.87% 67.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 389 309
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 15 £400 +6.66% 1
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 21 (47.73%) HTML
2 21 (47.73%) Java
2 21 (47.73%) CSS
3 19 (43.18%) OO
4 18 (40.91%) SQL
5 16 (36.36%) Web Services
5 16 (36.36%) MVC
6 15 (34.09%) YUI
6 15 (34.09%) Ext JS
6 15 (34.09%) Backbone.js
6 15 (34.09%) AngularJS
7 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
7 14 (31.82%) Subversion
8 13 (29.55%) Hibernate
8 13 (29.55%) Spring
8 13 (29.55%) Eclipse
8 13 (29.55%) JSP
9 12 (27.27%) XML
10 11 (25.00%) Finance
10 11 (25.00%) Jasmine
11 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (22.73%) Oracle
12 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
12 9 (20.45%) HP
13 8 (18.18%) CMS
13 8 (18.18%) J2EE
13 8 (18.18%) TDD
14 7 (15.91%) Workflow
14 7 (15.91%) Content Management

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.18%) CMS
2 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.55%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Subversion
1 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 13 (29.55%) Eclipse
3 11 (25.00%) Jasmine
4 6 (13.64%) JUnit
5 3 (6.82%) JDeveloper
6 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.55%) Maven
6 2 (4.55%) Selenium
7 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.27%) XMLUnit
7 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Front Office
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (90.91%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 13 (29.55%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (15.91%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (13.64%) J2EE Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Informatica Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) HTML
1 21 (47.73%) CSS
2 16 (36.36%) Web Services
3 15 (34.09%) Ext JS
3 15 (34.09%) YUI
3 15 (34.09%) Backbone.js
3 15 (34.09%) AngularJS
4 13 (29.55%) Hibernate
4 13 (29.55%) Spring
4 13 (29.55%) JSP
5 12 (27.27%) XML
6 8 (18.18%) J2EE
7 7 (15.91%) Struts
8 6 (13.64%) Servlets
9 4 (9.09%) EJB
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (6.82%) jQuery
11 2 (4.55%) WCF
11 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) CMDB
2 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) EFT
4 1 (2.27%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) UNIX
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) OO
2 16 (36.36%) MVC
3 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (18.18%) TDD
5 7 (15.91%) Content Management
5 7 (15.91%) ITSM
5 7 (15.91%) Workflow
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
5 7 (15.91%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (4.55%) Validation
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) SOA
9 1 (2.27%) ETL
9 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.27%) Service Management
9 1 (2.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 21 (47.73%) Java
3 18 (40.91%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) VBA
6 1 (2.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Sun Certification
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) HP
3 7 (15.91%) BMC
3 7 (15.91%) CA
3 7 (15.91%) JBoss
3 7 (15.91%) ServiceNow
4 6 (13.64%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Informatica