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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 54 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.08% 0.72% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.93% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
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£314 £424 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.95% +13.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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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
756 642 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.75% 77.16% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 389 301
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015, 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 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 21 (60.00%) .NET
3 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 20 (57.14%) CSS
3 20 (57.14%) Web Services
4 19 (54.29%) HTML
4 19 (54.29%) C#
5 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
6 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (45.71%) OO
7 15 (42.86%) SOA
7 15 (42.86%) XML
8 13 (37.14%) IIS
9 12 (34.29%) Java
10 11 (31.43%) WebSphere
11 10 (28.57%) WCF
11 10 (28.57%) jQuery
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (28.57%) MVC
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 9 (25.71%) MSMQ
12 9 (25.71%) JSP
12 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
12 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
12 9 (25.71%) Spring
12 9 (25.71%) Web Development
12 9 (25.71%) LINQ
12 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 13 (37.14%) IIS
2 11 (31.43%) WebSphere
3 7 (20.00%) Apache
3 7 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (11.43%) JBoss
6 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.86%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (20.00%) BizTalk Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (60.00%) .NET
2 20 (57.14%) CSS
2 20 (57.14%) Web Services
3 19 (54.29%) HTML
4 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
5 15 (42.86%) XML
6 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 10 (28.57%) WCF
6 10 (28.57%) jQuery
7 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (25.71%) Spring
7 9 (25.71%) JSP
7 9 (25.71%) MSMQ
7 9 (25.71%) LINQ
8 8 (22.86%) XSLT
9 7 (20.00%) EDI
9 7 (20.00%) XSD
10 6 (17.14%) XSL
10 6 (17.14%) Ajax
10 6 (17.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.86%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) OO
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) SOA
3 10 (28.57%) MVC
4 9 (25.71%) Web Development
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.14%) OOD
8 5 (14.29%) B2B
8 5 (14.29%) B2C
8 5 (14.29%) SEO
8 5 (14.29%) Content Management
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Analytics
9 4 (11.43%) Time Management
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) Scrum
10 3 (8.57%) BDD
11 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 19 (54.29%) C#
4 12 (34.29%) Java
5 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
5 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Google
2 5 (14.29%) Coremetrics
2 5 (14.29%) PayPal
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Terracotta
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Compaq
6 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.86%) webMethods