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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 99 94
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 25 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.37% 0.85% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 17
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +42.85%  
10th Percentile £324 £423 £320
90th Percentile £560 £535 £485
South East median daily rate £450 £350 £343
% change year-on-year +28.57% +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £62.50 -
South East median hourly rate £57.00 £52.75 -
% change year-on-year +8.05% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1489 1883 1951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.46% 80.03% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2747 3826 3056
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
10th Percentile £295 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 194 122
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £13.13
90th Percentile £38.75 £34.50 £39.95
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 8 £525 +12.90% 5
Slough - 3 £425 -
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Newbury - 2 £315 - 2
Wokingham +1 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 31 (46.97%) Web Services
3 30 (45.45%) Java
4 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (39.39%) Git (software)
6 22 (33.33%) HTML
7 21 (31.82%) CSS
7 21 (31.82%) DevOps
8 20 (30.30%) SOA
9 18 (27.27%) Scrum
9 18 (27.27%) User Stories
10 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
10 17 (25.76%) Maven
11 16 (24.24%) TDD
11 16 (24.24%) SQL
11 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (22.73%) RESTful
12 15 (22.73%) JIRA
13 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
13 14 (21.21%) JUnit
14 13 (19.70%) Pair Programming
14 13 (19.70%) REST
15 12 (18.18%) BDD
15 12 (18.18%) Content Management
15 12 (18.18%) Spring
15 12 (18.18%) MVC
15 12 (18.18%) Oracle
16 11 (16.67%) QA
16 11 (16.67%) HTML5
17 10 (15.15%) Confluence

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 10 (15.15%) Confluence
2 8 (12.12%) CMS
3 5 (7.58%) Apache Solr
3 5 (7.58%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (7.58%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Documentum
6 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.52%) Apache
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon S3
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (7.58%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (7.58%) CloudFront
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle CX
5 1 (1.52%) GoToWebinar
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (7.58%) Big Data
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.58%) Redis
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
3 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
2 17 (25.76%) Maven
3 15 (22.73%) JIRA
4 14 (21.21%) JUnit
5 10 (15.15%) Eclipse
5 10 (15.15%) Gradle
5 10 (15.15%) IntelliJ
5 10 (15.15%) Mercurial
6 4 (6.06%) Checkstyle
6 4 (6.06%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.55%) Subversion
7 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.52%) Mocha
8 1 (1.52%) Moq
8 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Publishing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (74.24%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Development Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Integration Manager
7 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior SQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.97%) Web Services
2 22 (33.33%) HTML
3 21 (31.82%) CSS
4 15 (22.73%) RESTful
5 13 (19.70%) REST
6 12 (18.18%) Spring
7 11 (16.67%) HTML5
8 10 (15.15%) JSF
8 10 (15.15%) Spring MVC
8 10 (15.15%) Struts
9 9 (13.64%) jQuery
10 7 (10.61%) CSS3
10 7 (10.61%) Java EE
10 7 (10.61%) Node.js
10 7 (10.61%) XML
11 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.58%) Hibernate
11 5 (7.58%) Kafka
11 5 (7.58%) React
12 4 (6.06%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) CMDB
1 3 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (3.03%) Life Science
2 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) DevOps
3 20 (30.30%) SOA
4 18 (27.27%) Scrum
4 18 (27.27%) User Stories
5 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (24.24%) TDD
6 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
7 13 (19.70%) Pair Programming
8 12 (18.18%) BDD
8 12 (18.18%) Content Management
8 12 (18.18%) MVC
9 10 (15.15%) Integration Testing
9 10 (15.15%) Microservices
10 9 (13.64%) Front End Development
10 9 (13.64%) Kanban
11 8 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (12.12%) SDLC
11 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
12 6 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 30 (45.45%) Java
3 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 6 (9.09%) PHP
6 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.03%) C#
9 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.52%) ES6
9 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) IBM
2 6 (9.09%) Jaspersoft
3 5 (7.58%) BMC
4 4 (6.06%) Adobe
5 3 (4.55%) CA
5 3 (4.55%) HP
5 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.55%) Tableau
6 2 (3.03%) Google
6 2 (3.03%) Remedy
6 2 (3.03%) Twitter
7 1 (1.52%) Marketo
7 1 (1.52%) Pardot
7 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com