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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 103 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.74% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.09% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 14
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £301 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £446 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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
1787 1739 2117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.75% 67.82% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 843 761
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +13 10 £263 -22.22% 4
Slough - 3 £288 - 1
Newbury +2 2 £394 +21.15% 1
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) C#
3 16 (32.00%) OO
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
4 15 (30.00%) HTML
5 14 (28.00%) Java
5 14 (28.00%) CSS
5 14 (28.00%) Git (software)
6 13 (26.00%) Windows
6 13 (26.00%) SQL
7 12 (24.00%) MVC
8 11 (22.00%) JUnit
8 11 (22.00%) jQuery
9 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.00%) TDD
9 10 (20.00%) JIRA
10 9 (18.00%) Spring
10 9 (18.00%) .NET
10 9 (18.00%) MySQL
10 9 (18.00%) UNIX
10 9 (18.00%) Web Services
10 9 (18.00%) XML
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (18.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (16.00%) SOAP
11 8 (16.00%) OOD
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) Ajax
12 7 (14.00%) VMware

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.00%) Confluence
3 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Liferay
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.00%) Google App Engine
2 5 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) MySQL
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.00%) QlikView
5 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.00%) JUnit
3 10 (20.00%) JIRA
4 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.00%) Subversion
6 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (10.00%) Ant
7 4 (8.00%) NUnit
7 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.00%) Gradle
8 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
8 3 (6.00%) JMeter
9 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.00%) Maven
10 1 (2.00%) Grunt
General
1 4 (8.00%) Publishing
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.00%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) HTML
2 14 (28.00%) CSS
3 11 (22.00%) jQuery
4 9 (18.00%) Spring
4 9 (18.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (18.00%) .NET
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
4 9 (18.00%) XML
5 8 (16.00%) Ajax
5 8 (16.00%) SOAP
6 7 (14.00%) WCF
6 7 (14.00%) HTML5
7 6 (12.00%) Spring MVC
7 6 (12.00%) JSP
7 6 (12.00%) XSD
8 5 (10.00%) J2EE
8 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Replication
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) IPTV
3 1 (2.00%) Animation
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) UNIX
3 7 (14.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) webOS
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) OO
2 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 12 (24.00%) MVC
4 10 (20.00%) TDD
5 8 (16.00%) OOD
6 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.00%) SOA
7 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.00%) B2C
7 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.00%) BDD
8 5 (10.00%) DevOps
8 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.00%) AOP
9 4 (8.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) C#
2 14 (28.00%) Java
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) Fortran
6 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) VMware
2 7 (14.00%) hybris
3 5 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (10.00%) Google
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Lumension
6 1 (2.00%) Zend
6 1 (2.00%) Pega
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Apple