Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 86 120
Rank change year-on-year -38 +34 +35
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 71 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.10% 1.86% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.25% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 36
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -7.61% +31.43%
10th Percentile £360 £250 £399
90th Percentile £575 £485 £513
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £57.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year -10.53% +25.97% +13.13%

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 3,391 3,154 4,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.48% 82.41% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,703 1,519 2,109
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +4.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £567 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 131
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% -23.43%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.23 £55.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% -16.67% +25.29%

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 6 months to 25 April 2018.

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 6 months to 25 April 2018. 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
Bracknell +5 26 £483 -3.50% 2
Reading -14 5 £425 +6.25% 9
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) TDD
3 26 (59.09%) Java
4 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
5 23 (52.27%) SOA
6 22 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (47.73%) Git (software)
8 20 (45.45%) REST
8 20 (45.45%) DevOps
8 20 (45.45%) Pair Programming
9 19 (43.18%) Software Engineering
9 19 (43.18%) User Stories
9 19 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (40.91%) BDD
10 18 (40.91%) Scrum
10 18 (40.91%) Web Services
11 16 (36.36%) SOAP
11 16 (36.36%) HTTP
12 15 (34.09%) XML
12 15 (34.09%) JIRA
12 15 (34.09%) Kanban
12 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
13 14 (31.82%) Mercurial
13 14 (31.82%) Confluence
13 14 (31.82%) Software AG
13 14 (31.82%) XMLSpy
13 14 (31.82%) webMethods
13 14 (31.82%) Mainframe
13 14 (31.82%) XSD
13 14 (31.82%) WSDL

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 14 (31.82%) Confluence
2 6 (13.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (13.64%) Apache Solr
2 6 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 19 (43.18%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (27.27%) Serverless
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon Kinesis
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon S3
3 6 (13.64%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (13.64%) CloudFront
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) DB2
2 12 (27.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.55%) Redis
5 1 (2.27%) KNIME
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (47.73%) Git (software)
2 15 (34.09%) Jenkins
2 15 (34.09%) JIRA
3 14 (31.82%) Mercurial
3 14 (31.82%) XMLSpy
4 10 (22.73%) Eclipse
4 10 (22.73%) JUnit
5 9 (20.45%) Gradle
5 9 (20.45%) IntelliJ
5 9 (20.45%) Maven
6 6 (13.64%) Checkstyle
6 6 (13.64%) SonarQube
7 3 (6.82%) Mocha
7 3 (6.82%) webpack
8 1 (2.27%) Ant
8 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) webMethods Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.91%) React Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior React Developer
8 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Java Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) REST
2 18 (40.91%) Web Services
3 16 (36.36%) SOAP
4 15 (34.09%) XML
5 14 (31.82%) JDBC
5 14 (31.82%) JMS
5 14 (31.82%) WSDL
5 14 (31.82%) XSD
6 13 (29.55%) AngularJS
7 10 (22.73%) CSS
7 10 (22.73%) HTML
7 10 (22.73%) React
7 10 (22.73%) Spring
8 9 (20.45%) JSF
8 9 (20.45%) Spring MVC
8 9 (20.45%) Struts
9 8 (18.18%) CSS3
9 8 (18.18%) HTML5
9 8 (18.18%) Node.js
9 8 (18.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Mainframe
2 9 (20.45%) User Experience
3 4 (9.09%) Life Science
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Unix
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) TDD
3 23 (52.27%) SOA
4 22 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (45.45%) DevOps
5 20 (45.45%) Pair Programming
6 19 (43.18%) Software Engineering
6 19 (43.18%) User Stories
7 18 (40.91%) BDD
7 18 (40.91%) Scrum
8 15 (34.09%) Kanban
9 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
10 10 (22.73%) E-Commerce
10 10 (22.73%) Functional Programming
10 10 (22.73%) MVC
11 9 (20.45%) API Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Microservices
11 9 (20.45%) OO
11 9 (20.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Java
2 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) Java 8
4 3 (6.82%) ES6
5 2 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Software AG
1 14 (31.82%) webMethods
2 6 (13.64%) Adobe
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle