Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 107 108
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 +33
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 48 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.20% 1.40% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.72% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 37
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.61% +15.00%
10th Percentile £331 £243 £400
90th Percentile £506 £451 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%

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 3,339 3,264 4,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.52% 81.40% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,715 1,666 2,154
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 123 155
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.68 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.81% -26.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.72 £11.40 £10.71
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 6 months to 23 February 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 23 February 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 +14 26 £450 -10.00% 2
Reading -12 8 £406 +1.56% 6
Newbury -20 1 £420 +15.07% 1
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (58.33%) TDD
2 26 (54.17%) Java
3 25 (52.08%) SOA
4 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
5 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (43.75%) DevOps
6 19 (39.58%) Scrum
7 18 (37.50%) Git (software)
7 18 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (35.42%) REST
8 17 (35.42%) Pair Programming
9 16 (33.33%) HTTP
9 16 (33.33%) User Stories
9 16 (33.33%) BDD
10 15 (31.25%) SOAP
11 14 (29.17%) JMS
11 14 (29.17%) WSDL
11 14 (29.17%) Software AG
11 14 (29.17%) XMLSpy
11 14 (29.17%) JDBC
11 14 (29.17%) Web Services
11 14 (29.17%) XML
11 14 (29.17%) XSD
11 14 (29.17%) webMethods
11 14 (29.17%) Mainframe
12 13 (27.08%) DB2
13 12 (25.00%) Confluence
13 12 (25.00%) Mercurial

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 12 (25.00%) Confluence
2 6 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 6 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
2 9 (18.75%) Serverless
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 6 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (12.50%) CloudFront
5 3 (6.25%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) DB2
2 9 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (29.17%) XMLSpy
3 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (25.00%) JIRA
3 12 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 9 (18.75%) Eclipse
4 9 (18.75%) Gradle
4 9 (18.75%) IntelliJ
4 9 (18.75%) JUnit
4 9 (18.75%) Maven
5 6 (12.50%) Checkstyle
5 6 (12.50%) SonarQube
6 3 (6.25%) Mocha
6 3 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (85.42%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) webMethods Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (8.33%) React Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.08%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) REST
2 15 (31.25%) SOAP
3 14 (29.17%) JDBC
3 14 (29.17%) JMS
3 14 (29.17%) Web Services
3 14 (29.17%) WSDL
3 14 (29.17%) XML
3 14 (29.17%) XSD
4 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
4 11 (22.92%) React
5 10 (20.83%) Spring
6 9 (18.75%) .NET
6 9 (18.75%) HTML
6 9 (18.75%) JSF
6 9 (18.75%) Spring MVC
6 9 (18.75%) Struts
7 8 (16.67%) CSS
8 7 (14.58%) HTML5
9 6 (12.50%) CSS3
9 6 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Mainframe
2 7 (14.58%) User Experience
3 6 (12.50%) Life Science
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (58.33%) TDD
2 25 (52.08%) SOA
3 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (43.75%) DevOps
4 19 (39.58%) Scrum
5 18 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 17 (35.42%) Pair Programming
7 16 (33.33%) BDD
7 16 (33.33%) User Stories
8 12 (25.00%) Kanban
9 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
10 10 (20.83%) MVC
11 9 (18.75%) Microservices
12 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 7 (14.58%) API Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Cross-Browser Development
13 7 (14.58%) Functional Programming
13 7 (14.58%) Mentoring
13 7 (14.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Java
2 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) ES6
4 2 (4.17%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Software AG
1 14 (29.17%) webMethods
2 6 (12.50%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow