Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 114 138
Rank change year-on-year +40 +24 -48
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 25 62 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 1.45% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.66% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 14
Median daily rate £475 £440 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -9.97% +15.00%
10th Percentile £414 £295 £395
90th Percentile £609 £614 £575
South East median daily rate £463 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +5.11% -2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £43.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year - -15.20% -10.53%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,427 3,744 3,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.34% 87.72% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1,819 1,772
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £269
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 120 82
Median hourly rate £26.71 £21.99 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.44% +2.28% +43.33%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.39 £74.13 £49.88
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.17 £24.75
% change year-on-year -7.77% +25.95% +23.75%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +18 10 £475 -13.64%
Reading +18 8 £475 +7.95% 3
Bracknell +20 3 £606 +15.48%
Maidenhead - 1 £600 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (64.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) Web Services
3 15 (60.00%) Web Development
4 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (44.00%) REST
5 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 10 (40.00%) Python
5 10 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (36.00%) Amdocs OSS
6 9 (36.00%) ServiceNow
6 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (36.00%) xMatters
6 9 (36.00%) Smoke Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Siebel
6 9 (36.00%) SOAP
6 9 (36.00%) SNMP
6 9 (36.00%) IBM
6 9 (36.00%) BMC
6 9 (36.00%) Netcool
6 9 (36.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 9 (36.00%) Perl
6 9 (36.00%) PHP
6 9 (36.00%) Remedy
6 9 (36.00%) Cramer
6 9 (36.00%) Network Management
6 9 (36.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Remedy ITSM

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) npm
1 5 (20.00%) OpenShift
2 3 (12.00%) AWS
2 3 (12.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (12.00%) Serverless
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.00%) gulp
3 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (20.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) Gradle
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
5 3 (12.00%) git-flow
5 3 (12.00%) Mockito
6 2 (8.00%) JIRA
6 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Architect
2 8 (32.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Designer
3 6 (24.00%) Solutions Designer
4 5 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (16.00%) React Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Android Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Application Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Application Development Manager
7 1 (4.00%) C# Quant Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Pentaho Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) UI/UX Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) Web Services
2 11 (44.00%) REST
3 9 (36.00%) SOAP
4 7 (28.00%) Node.js
5 6 (24.00%) CSS
5 6 (24.00%) GraphQL
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
5 6 (24.00%) HTML5
6 5 (20.00%) Apollo GraphQL
6 5 (20.00%) Express
6 5 (20.00%) Jest
6 5 (20.00%) React
6 5 (20.00%) RESTful
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) Material Design
8 1 (4.00%) Pandas
8 1 (4.00%) Redux
8 1 (4.00%) Sass
8 1 (4.00%) Spring
8 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Web Development
2 10 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (36.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Network Management
3 9 (36.00%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Android Development
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 3 (12.00%) Memory Management
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) Fintech
8 2 (8.00%) Kanban
8 2 (8.00%) Microservices
8 2 (8.00%) Stochastic Modelling
8 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (64.00%) Java
3 10 (40.00%) Python
3 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (36.00%) Perl
4 9 (36.00%) PHP
5 3 (12.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) Java 8
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 9 (36.00%) Netcool
1 9 (36.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (24.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) OpenNebula
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) BMC
1 9 (36.00%) Cramer
1 9 (36.00%) IBM
1 9 (36.00%) Remedy
1 9 (36.00%) ServiceNow
1 9 (36.00%) Siebel
1 9 (36.00%) xMatters
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Huawei
2 6 (24.00%) Nokia
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft