The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 June 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.00% 1.07% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.28% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Median daily rate £350 £319 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +6.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 637 547 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.82% 83.51% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 308 392
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) Spring
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) Web Services
4 12 (40.00%) Maven
5 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
6 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
7 9 (30.00%) OO
7 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
7 9 (30.00%) Eclipse
8 8 (26.67%) JUnit
8 8 (26.67%) CSS
8 8 (26.67%) Java EE
8 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
9 7 (23.33%) REST
9 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 7 (23.33%) JBoss
9 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) SOA
10 6 (20.00%) JSP
10 6 (20.00%) TDD
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.00%) Temenos T24
10 6 (20.00%) Dojo
11 5 (16.67%) JIRA
11 5 (16.67%) Android

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 7 (23.33%) JBoss
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (23.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.67%) Alfresco
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Drupal
2 2 (6.67%) Liferay
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) Hazelcast
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Maven
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 8 (26.67%) JUnit
5 5 (16.67%) Gradle
5 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (16.67%) JIRA
6 3 (10.00%) Mockito
7 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
7 2 (6.67%) GitLab
7 2 (6.67%) Grunt
7 2 (6.67%) gulp
7 2 (6.67%) IntelliJ
7 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
7 2 (6.67%) JProfiler
7 2 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (6.67%) Mocha
7 2 (6.67%) Protractor
7 2 (6.67%) Selenium
7 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Angular Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.33%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) Spring
2 13 (43.33%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 8 (26.67%) CSS
4 8 (26.67%) Java EE
5 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 7 (23.33%) REST
6 6 (20.00%) Dojo
6 6 (20.00%) JSP
7 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (16.67%) RESTful
8 4 (13.33%) Grails
9 3 (10.00%) Play Framework
9 3 (10.00%) React
9 3 (10.00%) SOAP
9 3 (10.00%) Spring Boot
10 2 (6.67%) Android SDK
10 2 (6.67%) Angular 2
10 2 (6.67%) Sass
10 2 (6.67%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) OO
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) SOA
4 6 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Time Management
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) Biometrics
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) Document Management
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) RAD
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Service Management
8 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Scala
4 2 (6.67%) Groovy
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
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 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Temenos
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) Compaq
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) OpenText
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Perforce
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