The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 53 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.68% 1.16% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.61% 3.30%
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 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
676 496 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.70% 72.20% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 265 213
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (70.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) JSP
3 13 (65.00%) Eclipse
3 13 (65.00%) Hibernate
3 13 (65.00%) Spring
4 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) Web Services
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (40.00%) J2EE
6 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (35.00%) HTML
7 7 (35.00%) OO
7 7 (35.00%) JBoss
7 7 (35.00%) CSS
7 7 (35.00%) Struts
7 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (30.00%) Degree
8 6 (30.00%) Sun
8 6 (30.00%) JUnit
8 6 (30.00%) Servlets
8 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) EJB
9 4 (20.00%) XML
10 3 (15.00%) JDeveloper
10 3 (15.00%) WebLogic

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) Papyrus
3 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (30.00%) JUnit
3 3 (15.00%) JDeveloper
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Front Office
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (30.00%) J2EE Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Informatica Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) JSP
1 13 (65.00%) Hibernate
1 13 (65.00%) Spring
2 9 (45.00%) Web Services
3 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) Struts
5 6 (30.00%) Servlets
6 4 (20.00%) EJB
6 4 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (10.00%) WCF
8 2 (10.00%) jQuery
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) .NET
9 1 (5.00%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) EFT
3 1 (5.00%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) OO
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (70.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
1 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) JBoss
3 6 (30.00%) Sun
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Informatica