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 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 55 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.88% 1.86% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.18% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £408 £400
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 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 633 643 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.08% 85.28% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 367 342
Median daily rate £415 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
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 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

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Milton Keynes

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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) Spring
3 9 (39.13%) Web Services
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
5 7 (30.43%) Maven
5 7 (30.43%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) JUnit
6 6 (26.09%) Temenos T24
6 6 (26.09%) RESTful
7 5 (21.74%) Groovy
7 5 (21.74%) REST
7 5 (21.74%) Grails
7 5 (21.74%) Java EE
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) SOA
7 5 (21.74%) Temenos
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
8 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) DB2
8 4 (17.39%) JIRA
8 4 (17.39%) Android
8 4 (17.39%) Gradle
8 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
9 3 (13.04%) Hazelcast
9 3 (13.04%) Play Framework
9 3 (13.04%) Docker

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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) Hazelcast
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) GIS
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (30.43%) Maven
3 6 (26.09%) JUnit
4 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
4 4 (17.39%) Gradle
4 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 4 (17.39%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
5 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
5 3 (13.04%) Mockito
6 2 (8.70%) JProfiler
6 2 (8.70%) Moq
6 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
6 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (8.70%) Spock
7 1 (4.35%) git-flow
7 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
7 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Spring
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
3 6 (26.09%) RESTful
4 5 (21.74%) Grails
4 5 (21.74%) Java EE
4 5 (21.74%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) JPA
6 3 (13.04%) Play Framework
6 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
7 2 (8.70%) Apache Camel
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.70%) JMS
7 2 (8.70%) jQuery
7 2 (8.70%) JSON
7 2 (8.70%) React
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
6 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) RAD
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) Groovy
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Temenos
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Compaq
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Luciad
4 1 (4.35%) Perforce
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