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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 55 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.61% 1.54% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.04% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Average daily rate
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£299 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.31% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
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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
630 687 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.26% 75.49% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 434 257
Average daily rate £400 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 22 (75.86%) HTML
1 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 19 (65.52%) OO
4 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (55.17%) SQL
6 15 (51.72%) C#
7 13 (44.83%) Web Services
8 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
8 11 (37.93%) MVC
8 11 (37.93%) jQuery
9 10 (34.48%) Web Development
9 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
10 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
10 9 (31.03%) XML
10 9 (31.03%) Java
10 9 (31.03%) Ajax
10 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (27.59%) Spring
11 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (27.59%) LINQ
11 8 (27.59%) Degree
11 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
11 8 (27.59%) JSP
12 7 (24.14%) IIS
12 7 (24.14%) XSL
12 7 (24.14%) JSON
12 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
12 7 (24.14%) REST

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
3 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.34%) JBoss
5 2 (6.90%) Drupal
6 1 (3.45%) Kentico
6 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
6 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Google Checkout
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) DB2
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) SQLite
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Moq
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) NUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Web Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 13 (44.83%) Web Services
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
5 11 (37.93%) jQuery
6 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
7 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (31.03%) Ajax
7 9 (31.03%) XML
8 8 (27.59%) JSP
8 8 (27.59%) Spring
8 8 (27.59%) LINQ
9 7 (24.14%) REST
9 7 (24.14%) JSON
9 7 (24.14%) XSL
10 5 (17.24%) DHTML
10 5 (17.24%) Struts
10 5 (17.24%) Dojo
11 3 (10.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Data Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.45%) Biometrics
5 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) OO
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) MVC
4 10 (34.48%) Web Development
5 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Content Management
6 6 (20.69%) OOD
6 6 (20.69%) SOA
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) B2B
7 5 (17.24%) B2C
7 5 (17.24%) SEO
7 5 (17.24%) System Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
9 3 (10.34%) Time Management
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 3 (10.34%) ETL
10 2 (6.90%) Logistics
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) C#
4 9 (31.03%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.24%) Google
1 5 (17.24%) Coremetrics
1 5 (17.24%) PayPal
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Terracotta
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Compaq
3 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.45%) webMethods