Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 123 87
Rank change year-on-year +5 -36 +34
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 66 45 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.53% 1.12% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.32% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 32
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -7.61%
10th Percentile £392 £360 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £486
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £48.50 £51.00 £53.50
% change year-on-year -4.90% -4.67% +18.23%

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 3,740 3,420 3,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.65% 84.88% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,786 1,721 1,538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £250
90th Percentile £603 £600 £564
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 82 123
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -4.84% -13.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.20 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £21.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +18.62% -6.75% -13.44%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 -7 34 £600 +24.35% 1
Reading -6 8 £451 +6.18% 3
Wokingham - 5 £400 -
Windsor - 3 £425 - 1
Slough - 2 £531 - 3
Maidenhead - 1 £330 - 1
Newbury - 1 £400 - 1
Ascot - 1 £575 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
3 27 (40.91%) TDD
3 27 (40.91%) REST
4 26 (39.39%) Web Services
5 25 (37.88%) Software Engineering
6 24 (36.36%) JIRA
6 24 (36.36%) AngularJS
7 23 (34.85%) User Stories
8 22 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (31.82%) BDD
9 21 (31.82%) Pair Programming
10 20 (30.30%) SQL
10 20 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (30.30%) DevOps
11 19 (28.79%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (28.79%) HTML
11 19 (28.79%) Scrum
11 19 (28.79%) Serverless
12 18 (27.27%) Retail
12 18 (27.27%) Kanban
12 18 (27.27%) Git (software)
12 18 (27.27%) Node.js
13 17 (25.76%) Confluence
13 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
13 17 (25.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (25.76%) Oracle
14 15 (22.73%) CSS
14 15 (22.73%) C#
14 15 (22.73%) Functional Programming

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 17 (25.76%) Confluence
2 5 (7.58%) CMS
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Apache Solr
3 4 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) SAP CS
2 2 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.52%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (28.79%) AWS Lambda
2 19 (28.79%) Serverless
3 13 (19.70%) Amazon Kinesis
3 13 (19.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 6 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (6.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (6.06%) CloudFront
7 3 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.52%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) DB2
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQLite
6 1 (1.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) JIRA
2 18 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
4 12 (18.18%) Mercurial
5 11 (16.67%) JUnit
6 9 (13.64%) Visual Studio
7 8 (12.12%) Eclipse
7 8 (12.12%) Maven
8 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (9.09%) Gradle
9 6 (9.09%) IntelliJ
10 5 (7.58%) PVCS
11 4 (6.06%) Checkstyle
11 4 (6.06%) JSUnit
11 4 (6.06%) ProC
11 4 (6.06%) SonarQube
12 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
12 2 (3.03%) DbUnit
12 2 (3.03%) Mockito
12 2 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 18 (27.27%) Retail
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
5 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (75.76%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) React Developer
3 11 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.64%) Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Oracle Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Backend Developer
9 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior React Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Consultant
11 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL Developer
11 2 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) REST
2 26 (39.39%) Web Services
3 24 (36.36%) AngularJS
4 19 (28.79%) HTML
5 18 (27.27%) Node.js
6 15 (22.73%) CSS
7 13 (19.70%) HTML5
7 13 (19.70%) React
7 13 (19.70%) Spring
8 12 (18.18%) CSS3
9 11 (16.67%) .NET
9 11 (16.67%) Sass
10 10 (15.15%) LESS
11 7 (10.61%) XML
12 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (9.09%) JSF
12 6 (9.09%) JSON
12 6 (9.09%) Spring MVC
12 6 (9.09%) Struts
13 5 (7.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) User Experience
2 11 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.03%) Life Science
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.52%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) OpenVMS
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) TDD
3 25 (37.88%) Software Engineering
4 23 (34.85%) User Stories
5 21 (31.82%) BDD
5 21 (31.82%) Pair Programming
6 20 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (30.30%) DevOps
7 19 (28.79%) Scrum
8 18 (27.27%) Kanban
9 15 (22.73%) Functional Programming
10 14 (21.21%) E-Commerce
10 14 (21.21%) OOP
10 14 (21.21%) Sprint Planning
11 13 (19.70%) Front End Development
11 13 (19.70%) OO
12 10 (15.15%) Cross-Browser Development
12 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 15 (22.73%) C#
4 14 (21.21%) Java
5 11 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 8 (12.12%) Shell Script
7 7 (10.61%) Java 8
8 5 (7.58%) C
9 4 (6.06%) C++
9 4 (6.06%) ES6
10 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.03%) XAML
12 1 (1.52%) ABAP
12 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.52%) Python
12 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) PhD
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) MISRA
3 1 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
1 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Oracle
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Adobe
3 4 (6.06%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) webMethods
6 1 (1.52%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards