Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 78 92
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 34 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.48% 1.56% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.85% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 17
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +16.67% -9.43%
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,894 1,402 1,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.53% 84.15% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 767 984
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £251
90th Percentile £538 £566 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 56 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.15 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.00 £36.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Buckinghamshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Milton Keynes -25 23 £463 +32.14% 6
Marlow - 4 £525 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 21 (61.76%) Java
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) Git (software)
4 13 (38.24%) AngularJS
5 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 12 (35.29%) JIRA
6 10 (29.41%) HTTP
6 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (29.41%) Confluence
7 9 (26.47%) Web Services
7 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
7 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
7 9 (26.47%) Spring
8 8 (23.53%) Maven
9 7 (20.59%) TDD
9 7 (20.59%) Banking
9 7 (20.59%) Quality Management
9 7 (20.59%) Finance
9 7 (20.59%) Validation
9 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
9 7 (20.59%) JDBC
9 7 (20.59%) J2EE
9 7 (20.59%) ITIL
9 7 (20.59%) Apache
9 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
9 7 (20.59%) CRM
9 7 (20.59%) IBM
9 7 (20.59%) Apache CXF
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 10 (29.41%) Confluence
2 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) HTTP
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.88%) Redis
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 12 (35.29%) JIRA
3 8 (23.53%) Maven
4 7 (20.59%) Eclipse
5 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 6 (17.65%) Selenium
6 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
6 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.82%) Subversion
7 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.88%) JUnit
7 2 (5.88%) webpack
8 1 (2.94%) GitLab
8 1 (2.94%) Gradle
8 1 (2.94%) Grunt
8 1 (2.94%) gulp
8 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.94%) Mockito
8 1 (2.94%) Protractor
General
1 7 (20.59%) Banking
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) Java Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Senior Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Android Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Salesforce Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Android Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (8.82%) React Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Tester
8 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Web Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Java Applications Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Junior Java Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) AngularJS
2 9 (26.47%) Hibernate
2 9 (26.47%) Spring
2 9 (26.47%) Web Services
3 7 (20.59%) Apache CXF
3 7 (20.59%) J2EE
3 7 (20.59%) JDBC
3 7 (20.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (17.65%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) RESTful
5 5 (14.71%) .NET
5 5 (14.71%) Android SDK
5 5 (14.71%) Node.js
6 4 (11.76%) jQuery
6 4 (11.76%) LAMP
6 4 (11.76%) React
6 4 (11.76%) SOAP
6 4 (11.76%) Visualforce
7 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
1 4 (11.76%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.59%) CRM
4 7 (20.59%) ITIL
4 7 (20.59%) Quality Management
4 7 (20.59%) TDD
4 7 (20.59%) Validation
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) OO
5 6 (17.65%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) Android Development
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) API Development
7 4 (11.76%) OOD
8 3 (8.82%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (8.82%) Microservices
8 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Test Management
9 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Apex Code
3 4 (11.76%) PHP
4 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.82%) VB
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) ES6
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.88%) Avaya
4 2 (5.88%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.94%) TIBCO