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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 94 116
Rank change year-on-year +38 +22  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 42 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.32% 1.30% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.62% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £460 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +22.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £358 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 1456 1977 2225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.40% 80.33% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 1023 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +10 14 £400 -15.78% 5
Bracknell - 9 £500 -
Slough - 5 £450 - 2
Newbury - 3 £365 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (46.88%) Java
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.06%) Web Services
4 23 (35.94%) CSS
4 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
5 22 (34.38%) HTML
6 18 (28.13%) Oracle
6 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
7 17 (26.56%) SQL
8 15 (23.44%) TDD
9 14 (21.88%) SOA
9 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
10 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
10 13 (20.31%) Maven
11 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
11 12 (18.75%) JUnit
11 12 (18.75%) SDLC
12 11 (17.19%) Web Development
12 11 (17.19%) Finance
13 10 (15.63%) Scrum
13 10 (15.63%) JIRA
13 10 (15.63%) Spring
13 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL
13 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (15.63%) Front End Development
14 9 (14.06%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (14.06%) HTML5
14 9 (14.06%) PHP
14 9 (14.06%) C#

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 6 (9.38%) CMS
1 6 (9.38%) Documentum
2 5 (7.81%) Confluence
3 3 (4.69%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.56%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (3.13%) CloudFront
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle CX
3 1 (1.56%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Internet
1 6 (9.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) RDBMS
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.13%) Big Data
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) OLAP
6 1 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.56%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.56%) Power BI
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.31%) Maven
3 12 (18.75%) JUnit
4 10 (15.63%) JIRA
5 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 6 (9.38%) Subversion
6 5 (7.81%) Gradle
6 5 (7.81%) IntelliJ
6 5 (7.81%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (4.69%) TestDirector
8 2 (3.13%) Bower
8 2 (3.13%) Checkstyle
8 2 (3.13%) Grunt
8 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.56%) Moq
9 1 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (67.19%) Developer
2 15 (23.44%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (10.94%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.38%) Technical Leader
6 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (7.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (6.25%) WPF Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Integration Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) Web Services
2 23 (35.94%) CSS
3 22 (34.38%) HTML
4 10 (15.63%) Spring
5 9 (14.06%) HTML5
6 8 (12.50%) .NET
6 8 (12.50%) REST
6 8 (12.50%) RESTful
7 7 (10.94%) CSS3
7 7 (10.94%) Hibernate
7 7 (10.94%) jQuery
8 6 (9.38%) Laravel
8 6 (9.38%) WDK
8 6 (9.38%) XML
9 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.81%) JSF
9 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
9 5 (7.81%) Struts
10 4 (6.25%) Java EE
10 4 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.81%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) CMDB
5 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) TDD
3 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (21.88%) SOA
4 13 (20.31%) Integration Testing
5 12 (18.75%) SDLC
5 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 11 (17.19%) Web Development
7 10 (15.63%) Front End Development
7 10 (15.63%) Scrum
8 9 (14.06%) OO
8 9 (14.06%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (14.06%) Workflow
9 8 (12.50%) Content Management
9 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.50%) Migration
9 8 (12.50%) MVC
9 8 (12.50%) User Stories
10 7 (10.94%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Java
2 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.56%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL
5 9 (14.06%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) PHP
6 4 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) C++
8 1 (1.56%) ES6
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) BMC
2 5 (7.81%) Jaspersoft
3 3 (4.69%) CA
3 3 (4.69%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) Remedy
4 2 (3.13%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Marketo
Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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