The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 47 51 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.60% 2.38% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.81% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
540 604 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.57% 84.48% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 324 361
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) Spring
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Web Services
5 6 (25.00%) Banking
5 6 (25.00%) Temenos T24
5 6 (25.00%) Maven
5 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (25.00%) RESTful
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) Docker
6 5 (20.83%) Groovy
6 5 (20.83%) Grails
6 5 (20.83%) SOA
6 5 (20.83%) Temenos
7 4 (16.67%) DB2
7 4 (16.67%) JUnit
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
7 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
7 4 (16.67%) JIRA
7 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 4 (16.67%) Android
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (12.50%) Mockito
8 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
8 3 (12.50%) Gradle
8 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.50%) Hazelcast

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) Hazelcast
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 3 (12.50%) Gradle
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Mockito
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 2 (8.33%) Moq
4 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (8.33%) Spock
4 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Spring
2 7 (29.17%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) RESTful
4 5 (20.83%) Grails
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) Java EE
5 3 (12.50%) Play Framework
5 3 (12.50%) REST
6 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (8.33%) HTML
6 2 (8.33%) JMS
6 2 (8.33%) React
6 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 2 (8.33%) Spring Integration
6 2 (8.33%) XML
6 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 4 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Biometrics
7 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
7 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) Groovy
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Temenos
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Avaya
3 2 (8.33%) Compaq
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Luciad