The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 94 58 102
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +44
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 33 71 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 2.75% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.86% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 6
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£450 £350 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £456 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
Unit Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 18 £450 +28.57% 2
Newbury -1 1 £350 -30.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
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South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 26 (50.98%) HTML
2 26 (50.98%) CSS
3 22 (43.14%) SQL
4 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 13 (25.49%) VBA
5 13 (25.49%) OO
5 13 (25.49%) CRM
5 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
5 13 (25.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (23.53%) Windows
6 12 (23.53%) System Testing
7 11 (21.57%) HTML5
8 10 (19.61%) Oracle
8 10 (19.61%) C#
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (17.65%) Java
10 8 (15.69%) .NET
10 8 (15.69%) Degree
10 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
11 7 (13.73%) Web Services
12 6 (11.76%) J2EE
12 6 (11.76%) MySQL
12 6 (11.76%) QA
12 6 (11.76%) MVC
12 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (11.76%) Git (software)

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.49%) SharePoint
2 9 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.84%) Apache
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.88%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.96%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Google App Engine
2 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) PBX
1 1 (1.96%) VoIP
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) QlikView
3 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.96%) OLTP
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.88%) Ant
3 3 (5.88%) JUnit
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
3 3 (5.88%) Gradle
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.96%) Grunt
5 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.96%) Mocha
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) JMeter
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (13.73%) CRM Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.88%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Junior
8 1 (1.96%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.98%) HTML
1 26 (50.98%) CSS
2 11 (21.57%) HTML5
3 8 (15.69%) .NET
4 7 (13.73%) Web Services
5 6 (11.76%) J2EE
6 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.80%) jQuery
7 4 (7.84%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.84%) Spring
7 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (7.84%) CSS3
7 4 (7.84%) SOAP
8 3 (5.88%) JSP
8 3 (5.88%) Servlets
8 3 (5.88%) JSON
8 3 (5.88%) WCF
8 3 (5.88%) WPF
8 3 (5.88%) Spring Security
8 3 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) DataPower
4 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Open Source
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) OO
1 13 (25.49%) CRM
2 12 (23.53%) System Testing
3 6 (11.76%) MVC
3 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.84%) TDD
4 4 (7.84%) OOD
4 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Line Management
4 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
5 3 (5.88%) DevOps
5 3 (5.88%) ETL
5 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 22 (43.14%) SQL
3 13 (25.49%) VBA
4 10 (19.61%) C#
5 9 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) VMware
3 3 (5.88%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 3 (5.88%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) Zend
5 1 (1.96%) Pega
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) CA
5 1 (1.96%) SAP