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 3 months to 30 April 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 70 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.42% 1.13% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.34% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 19
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +0.66% +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +12.00%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 887 895 1049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.00% 84.27% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 486 501
Median daily rate £411 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +13.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 28
Median hourly rate £31.00 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.48% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 8 £350 +7.69% 2
High Wycombe - 4 - -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Spring
4 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 10 (33.33%) Banking
4 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) Temenos T24
6 8 (26.67%) Maven
6 8 (26.67%) Web Services
7 7 (23.33%) DB2
7 7 (23.33%) JUnit
8 6 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Java EE
8 6 (20.00%) QA
8 6 (20.00%) RESTful
8 6 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) Grails
9 5 (16.67%) Groovy
9 5 (16.67%) SOAP
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 5 (16.67%) C#
9 5 (16.67%) SOA
9 5 (16.67%) Temenos
9 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
10 4 (13.33%) Change Management

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 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) DB2
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) Big Data
3 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.00%) Hazelcast
3 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) Impala
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) Maven
3 7 (23.33%) JUnit
4 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (13.33%) Gradle
5 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (10.00%) git-flow
6 3 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (6.67%) IntelliJ
7 2 (6.67%) JProfiler
7 2 (6.67%) Mockito
7 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
7 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (6.67%) Spock
8 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 14 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Web Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (10.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 3 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Spring
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) Java EE
3 6 (20.00%) REST
3 6 (20.00%) RESTful
4 5 (16.67%) .NET
4 5 (16.67%) Grails
4 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 5 (16.67%) SOAP
5 3 (10.00%) CSS3
5 3 (10.00%) jQuery
5 3 (10.00%) JSON
5 3 (10.00%) Node.js
5 3 (10.00%) Play Framework
5 3 (10.00%) Spring Boot
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
6 2 (6.67%) React
6 2 (6.67%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.67%) SOA
5 4 (13.33%) API Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Biometrics
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.67%) Dependency Management
6 2 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.67%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) Groovy
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.33%) Scala
5 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Temenos
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Compaq
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce