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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 94 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 25 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 0.94% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 12
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +17 12 £338 - 5
Slough +2 3 £325 - 1
Newbury +2 3 £394 +21.15%
Hungerford - - - -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) HTML
3 19 (34.55%) CSS
3 19 (34.55%) OO
4 18 (32.73%) Java
4 18 (32.73%) C#
4 18 (32.73%) Scrum
5 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 15 (27.27%) jQuery
6 14 (25.45%) SQL
6 14 (25.45%) MVC
7 13 (23.64%) Spring
7 13 (23.64%) Windows
7 13 (23.64%) XML
7 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
8 12 (21.82%) TDD
8 12 (21.82%) Ajax
9 11 (20.00%) SOAP
9 11 (20.00%) Web Services
9 11 (20.00%) MySQL
9 11 (20.00%) JUnit
10 10 (18.18%) UNIX
10 10 (18.18%) Subversion
10 10 (18.18%) HTML5
10 10 (18.18%) JIRA
11 9 (16.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (16.36%) .NET
12 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
12 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.91%) Confluence
3 4 (7.27%) CMS
3 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.82%) Liferay
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.45%) Google App Engine
2 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) QlikView
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 11 (20.00%) JUnit
3 10 (18.18%) Subversion
3 10 (18.18%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.27%) NUnit
6 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.45%) Zephyr
7 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.45%) Ant
7 3 (5.45%) JMeter
8 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.64%) Gradle
9 1 (1.82%) Grunt
9 1 (1.82%) Behat
9 1 (1.82%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.82%) Xcode
9 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.73%) Publishing
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 4 (7.27%) C++ Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Mobile Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.64%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) HTML
2 19 (34.55%) CSS
3 15 (27.27%) jQuery
4 13 (23.64%) Spring
4 13 (23.64%) XML
5 12 (21.82%) Ajax
6 11 (20.00%) SOAP
6 11 (20.00%) Web Services
7 10 (18.18%) HTML5
8 9 (16.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (16.36%) .NET
9 7 (12.73%) WCF
10 6 (10.91%) JSP
10 6 (10.91%) XSD
10 6 (10.91%) Spring MVC
11 5 (9.09%) J2EE
11 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 5 (9.09%) JSON
12 4 (7.27%) CSS3
12 4 (7.27%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) DTV
5 1 (1.82%) Animation
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) UNIX
3 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) OO
3 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 14 (25.45%) MVC
5 12 (21.82%) TDD
6 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.55%) BDD
7 7 (12.73%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.73%) OOD
8 6 (10.91%) SOA
8 6 (10.91%) B2C
8 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
10 4 (7.27%) Pair Programming
10 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.27%) AOP
10 4 (7.27%) UML
10 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
10 4 (7.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) Java
1 18 (32.73%) C#
2 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.45%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.27%) C++
4 4 (7.27%) Fortran
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) PHP5
6 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
1 8 (14.55%) hybris
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) VMware
3 4 (7.27%) Sencha
4 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.45%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Lumension
6 1 (1.82%) Zend
6 1 (1.82%) Pega
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) CA
6 1 (1.82%) Apple
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