Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 132 139
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 37 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.90% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.00% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 22
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £352 £354 £400
90th Percentile £538 £478 £536
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +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 3436 3502 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.39% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1883 2160
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.58 £48.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +8 12 £425 -15.00% 1
Reading +4 12 £450 +12.50% 4
Slough +5 3 £438 - 1
Newbury - 3 £338 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) DevOps
3 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (32.43%) Scrum
5 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
6 9 (24.32%) RESTful
6 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (21.62%) .NET
7 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.62%) Windows
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
7 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.62%) User Stories
7 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
8 7 (18.92%) Node.js
8 7 (18.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (18.92%) Unix
8 7 (18.92%) SOA
9 6 (16.22%) HTTP
9 6 (16.22%) IBM
9 6 (16.22%) Java
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) Life Science
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) Pair Programming
10 5 (13.51%) Spring
10 5 (13.51%) MongoDB

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 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
3 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.41%) CloudFront
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) Redis
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Gradle
3 4 (10.81%) IntelliJ
3 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.81%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) Maven
3 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
4 3 (8.11%) Grunt
4 3 (8.11%) gulp
5 2 (5.41%) Checkstyle
5 2 (5.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.41%) webpack
6 1 (2.70%) Xcode
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Publishing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (83.78%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Tableau Developer
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) RESTful
2 8 (21.62%) .NET
3 7 (18.92%) Node.js
4 5 (13.51%) Kafka
4 5 (13.51%) Spring
4 5 (13.51%) Web Services
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 4 (10.81%) HTML5
5 4 (10.81%) JSF
5 4 (10.81%) OAuth
5 4 (10.81%) OpenID
5 4 (10.81%) REST
5 4 (10.81%) Spring MVC
5 4 (10.81%) Struts
6 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
6 3 (8.11%) CSS
6 3 (8.11%) CSS3
6 3 (8.11%) jQuery
6 3 (8.11%) React
6 3 (8.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Life Science
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) DevOps
2 15 (40.54%) TDD
3 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (32.43%) Scrum
4 8 (21.62%) BDD
4 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
4 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
4 8 (21.62%) User Stories
5 7 (18.92%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) SOA
6 5 (13.51%) API Development
6 5 (13.51%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (10.81%) Kanban
7 4 (10.81%) Low Latency
7 4 (10.81%) Microservices
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) MVC
8 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Apex Code
4 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) IBM
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe
2 3 (8.11%) Tableau
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Pardot
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow