Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 139 133
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 59 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.37% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.98% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 16
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £375 £319 £293
90th Percentile £600 £490 £463
South East median daily rate £445 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +7.37% -2.56% +2.63%

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 3,671 3,472 3,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.49% 84.62% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,746 1,816 1,870
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £239 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 107 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -20.55% -28.53%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.23
% change year-on-year +8.04% -4.48% -4.78%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 38 £550 +27.54% 3
Newbury -3 5 £390 +15.56% 3
Reading -11 4 £481 +22.22% 8
Wokingham - 2 £425 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £425 - 5
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (64.41%) TDD
2 38 (64.41%) REST
3 36 (61.02%) JavaScript
4 34 (57.63%) JIRA
4 34 (57.63%) User Stories
5 33 (55.93%) Pair Programming
6 31 (52.54%) BDD
6 31 (52.54%) Web Services
7 30 (50.85%) Confluence
7 30 (50.85%) Jenkins
8 29 (49.15%) Git (software)
8 29 (49.15%) Kanban
8 29 (49.15%) Scrum
9 28 (47.46%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (47.46%) DevOps
9 28 (47.46%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (45.76%) AngularJS
10 27 (45.76%) Mercurial
10 27 (45.76%) Software Engineering
11 26 (44.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 26 (44.07%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (44.07%) Serverless
12 24 (40.68%) React
13 21 (35.59%) Node.js
13 21 (35.59%) Java
14 20 (33.90%) Retail
15 19 (32.20%) JUnit
16 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
16 18 (30.51%) SOA

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 30 (50.85%) Confluence
2 11 (18.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (18.64%) Apache Solr
2 11 (18.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.78%) CMS
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (47.46%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (44.07%) AWS Lambda
2 26 (44.07%) Serverless
3 15 (25.42%) Amazon Kinesis
3 15 (25.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (18.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (18.64%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (18.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 11 (18.64%) Amazon S3
4 11 (18.64%) Amazon SQS
4 11 (18.64%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) FTP
1 1 (1.69%) GPRS
1 1 (1.69%) GSM
1 1 (1.69%) SMS
1 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.69%) Wireless
1 1 (1.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (8.47%) DB2
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.69%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (57.63%) JIRA
2 30 (50.85%) Jenkins
3 29 (49.15%) Git (software)
4 27 (45.76%) Mercurial
5 19 (32.20%) JUnit
6 16 (27.12%) Eclipse
6 16 (27.12%) Maven
7 15 (25.42%) Gradle
7 15 (25.42%) IntelliJ
8 11 (18.64%) Checkstyle
8 11 (18.64%) SonarQube
9 4 (6.78%) JSUnit
9 4 (6.78%) PVCS
10 3 (5.08%) Mocha
10 3 (5.08%) Moq
10 3 (5.08%) NUnit
10 3 (5.08%) ProC
10 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
11 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.39%) Mockito
General
1 20 (33.90%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (76.27%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) React Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Senior Developer
4 9 (15.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Software Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Backend Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Senior React Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Integration Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (3.39%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.39%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.39%) DB2 Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (64.41%) REST
2 31 (52.54%) Web Services
3 27 (45.76%) AngularJS
4 24 (40.68%) React
5 21 (35.59%) Node.js
6 16 (27.12%) Spring
7 15 (25.42%) JSF
7 15 (25.42%) Spring MVC
7 15 (25.42%) Struts
8 14 (23.73%) HTML
9 13 (22.03%) CSS
9 13 (22.03%) CSS3
9 13 (22.03%) HTML5
10 12 (20.34%) LESS
10 12 (20.34%) Sass
11 6 (10.17%) XML
12 4 (6.78%) .NET
13 3 (5.08%) Chai
13 3 (5.08%) SOAP
13 3 (5.08%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) User Experience
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) OpenVMS
2 2 (3.39%) AIX
2 2 (3.39%) MVS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (64.41%) TDD
3 34 (57.63%) User Stories
4 33 (55.93%) Pair Programming
5 31 (52.54%) BDD
6 29 (49.15%) Kanban
6 29 (49.15%) Scrum
7 28 (47.46%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (47.46%) DevOps
8 27 (45.76%) Software Engineering
9 18 (30.51%) E-Commerce
9 18 (30.51%) Functional Programming
9 18 (30.51%) SOA
10 16 (27.12%) Release Management
10 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
11 15 (25.42%) Microservices
11 15 (25.42%) MVC
11 15 (25.42%) OOP
12 13 (22.03%) Front End Development
13 12 (20.34%) Cross-Browser Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) JavaScript
2 21 (35.59%) Java
3 16 (27.12%) Java 8
4 10 (16.95%) SQL
5 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.47%) C
7 4 (6.78%) C#
7 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.08%) C++
8 3 (5.08%) Fortran
9 2 (3.39%) COBOL
9 2 (3.39%) JCL
10 1 (1.69%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.39%) Ansible
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Adobe
1 12 (20.34%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) IBM
3 2 (3.39%) webMethods
4 1 (1.69%) Google