The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 76 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 1.10% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.46% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Average daily rate
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£405 £375 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £433 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Unit Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
893 822 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.14% 75.21% 70.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 428 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £53.40 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 6 £424 +13.00% 2
High Wycombe 0 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 17 (60.71%) CSS
3 16 (57.14%) HTML
4 15 (53.57%) Java
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
6 12 (42.86%) JSP
6 12 (42.86%) Web Services
6 12 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 12 (42.86%) Eclipse
6 12 (42.86%) Spring
7 10 (35.71%) OO
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 9 (32.14%) XML
9 8 (28.57%) Oracle
9 8 (28.57%) MVC
10 7 (25.00%) JBoss
10 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (25.00%) J2EE
10 7 (25.00%) WebSphere
10 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) jQuery
11 6 (21.43%) Degree
11 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) Struts
12 5 (17.86%) Servlets
12 5 (17.86%) JUnit
12 5 (17.86%) C#
12 5 (17.86%) Sun Certification

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) Papyrus
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 5 (17.86%) JUnit
3 4 (14.29%) Subversion
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.71%) JDeveloper
4 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium
5 2 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.57%) Moq
6 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) CSS
2 16 (57.14%) HTML
3 12 (42.86%) JSP
3 12 (42.86%) Web Services
3 12 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 12 (42.86%) Spring
4 9 (32.14%) XML
5 7 (25.00%) J2EE
5 7 (25.00%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (21.43%) Struts
7 5 (17.86%) Servlets
7 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
7 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
8 4 (14.29%) Backbone.js
8 4 (14.29%) WCF
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (10.71%) EJB
9 3 (10.71%) Ajax
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) EFT
3 1 (3.57%) APACS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) OO
2 8 (28.57%) MVC
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) TDD
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
6 2 (7.14%) Content Management
6 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
6 2 (7.14%) SOA
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.14%) VBA
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) VBScript
7 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Sun Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
3 5 (17.86%) Sun
4 4 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
5 2 (7.14%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter