The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 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 29 March 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
Hampshire / Farnborough
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 17 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 5.33% 1.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.55% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £380 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 Farnborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Farnborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 53 56 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 70.67% 72.73% 68.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 49
Median daily rate £463 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £68.75 £38.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.92% +171.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.28 £38.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.78 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Farnborough 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 Farnborough

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Farnborough region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) OWASP
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) Web Services
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Unix
4 5 (55.56%) J2EE
4 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) System Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (44.44%) Spring Integration
5 4 (44.44%) RESTful
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) Spring Boot
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) Ruby
5 4 (44.44%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (44.44%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) JMS
6 3 (33.33%) JSP

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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 (44.44%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (11.11%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) HBase
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) OLTP
3 1 (11.11%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Mockito
4 2 (22.22%) Gradle
5 1 (11.11%) IntelliJ
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Python Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) RESTful
3 4 (44.44%) Spring Boot
3 4 (44.44%) Spring Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Java SE
4 3 (33.33%) JMS
4 3 (33.33%) JPA
4 3 (33.33%) JSF
4 3 (33.33%) JSP
4 3 (33.33%) PrimeFaces
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (22.22%) Kafka
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) OWASP
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) System Testing
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
8 1 (11.11%) ETL
8 1 (11.11%) MapReduce
8 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 1 (11.11%) User Stories
8 1 (11.11%) Validation
8 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Shell Script
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (22.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat