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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 52 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.14% 1.01% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.28% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate £358 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
Unit Testing
Buckinghamshire

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
584 624 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.43% 78.39% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 341 317
Average daily rate £394 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (54.17%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (33.33%) WCF
6 7 (29.17%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (25.00%) WPF
7 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (25.00%) MVVM
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.83%) Selenium
8 5 (20.83%) jQuery
8 5 (20.83%) Spring
8 5 (20.83%) HTML
8 5 (20.83%) JSP
8 5 (20.83%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
8 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
8 5 (20.83%) Scrum
9 4 (16.67%) Validation
9 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
9 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (16.67%) Sun
9 4 (16.67%) OO

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.17%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) JUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Moq
2 4 (16.67%) NUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (12.50%) MSTest
3 3 (12.50%) Vagrant
4 2 (8.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 8 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (25.00%) WPF Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
7 4 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (12.50%) Senior WPF Developer
9 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Consultant
9 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (8.33%) Consultant
9 2 (8.33%) Developer in Test
9 2 (8.33%) Senior BizTalk Developer
9 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) WCF
3 6 (25.00%) WPF
4 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
4 5 (20.83%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) JSP
4 5 (20.83%) Spring
5 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.67%) CSS
5 4 (16.67%) J2EE
5 4 (16.67%) Servlets
5 4 (16.67%) Struts
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) RESTful
6 3 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) EDI
7 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
7 2 (8.33%) XSD
7 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) MVVM
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.67%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 3 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.17%) MCAD
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSD
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Sun
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Compaq
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Terracotta
4 1 (4.17%) webMethods