Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 123 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 40 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.03% 0.98% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.16% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 16
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +1.41% -1.39%
10th Percentile £364 £324 £359
90th Percentile £575 £545 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £62.50
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% -13.64% -

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 3,290 3,362 3,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.47% 84.37% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,625 1,721 1,996
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £571
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 110 144
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -10.00% -33.96%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.95 £39.53 £44.48
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 22 £550 +17.33% 6
Newbury -8 4 £390 +17.74% 1
Wokingham - 4 £425 -
Reading -17 3 £500 +11.11% 5
Maidenhead - 1 £425 - 4
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (67.50%) REST
2 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (55.00%) TDD
3 22 (55.00%) Kanban
3 22 (55.00%) Scrum
3 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (55.00%) Web Services
3 22 (55.00%) User Stories
4 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
4 21 (52.50%) DevOps
4 21 (52.50%) JIRA
4 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (52.50%) Confluence
4 21 (52.50%) Pair Programming
5 20 (50.00%) Mercurial
5 20 (50.00%) BDD
5 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
7 18 (45.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 18 (45.00%) AngularJS
7 18 (45.00%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (45.00%) Serverless
8 15 (37.50%) Node.js
9 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (35.00%) QA
9 14 (35.00%) Release Management
10 13 (32.50%) HTML
10 13 (32.50%) React
11 12 (30.00%) 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 21 (52.50%) Confluence
2 7 (17.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Apache Solr
2 7 (17.50%) CMS
2 7 (17.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (45.00%) AWS Lambda
2 18 (45.00%) Serverless
3 11 (27.50%) Amazon Kinesis
3 11 (27.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon S3
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (17.50%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
1 1 (2.50%) GPRS
1 1 (2.50%) GSM
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
1 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) DB2
3 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.50%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
1 21 (52.50%) JIRA
2 20 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (50.00%) Mercurial
3 10 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 10 (25.00%) JUnit
3 10 (25.00%) Maven
4 9 (22.50%) Gradle
4 9 (22.50%) IntelliJ
5 7 (17.50%) Checkstyle
5 7 (17.50%) PVCS
5 7 (17.50%) SonarQube
6 6 (15.00%) ProC
7 3 (7.50%) Mocha
7 3 (7.50%) Moq
7 3 (7.50%) NUnit
7 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.50%) DbUnit
8 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) React Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior React Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Backend Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
9 2 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (67.50%) REST
2 22 (55.00%) Web Services
3 18 (45.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (37.50%) Node.js
5 13 (32.50%) HTML
5 13 (32.50%) React
6 12 (30.00%) CSS
6 12 (30.00%) CSS3
6 12 (30.00%) HTML5
7 11 (27.50%) LESS
7 11 (27.50%) Sass
7 11 (27.50%) Spring
8 10 (25.00%) XML
9 9 (22.50%) JSF
9 9 (22.50%) Spring MVC
9 9 (22.50%) Struts
10 4 (10.00%) .NET
10 4 (10.00%) SOAP
11 3 (7.50%) Chai
11 3 (7.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) User Experience
2 6 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) OpenVMS
2 2 (5.00%) AIX
2 2 (5.00%) MVS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Kanban
2 22 (55.00%) Scrum
2 22 (55.00%) TDD
2 22 (55.00%) User Stories
3 21 (52.50%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (52.50%) DevOps
3 21 (52.50%) Pair Programming
4 20 (50.00%) BDD
5 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (35.00%) Release Management
6 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (30.00%) Functional Programming
8 11 (27.50%) API Testing
8 11 (27.50%) Cross-Browser Development
8 11 (27.50%) Functional Testing
8 11 (27.50%) OO
8 11 (27.50%) OOP
8 11 (27.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (27.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (22.50%) Java 8
5 8 (20.00%) C
5 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (7.50%) C++
7 3 (7.50%) Fortran
8 2 (5.00%) COBOL
8 2 (5.00%) JCL
9 1 (2.50%) XPath
9 1 (2.50%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Adobe
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Google