The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 103 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.31% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 17
Average daily rate £333 £378 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.92% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £375 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 16 £354 -6.90% 4
Slough - 3 £238 - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 28 (32.94%) HTML
3 27 (31.76%) C#
4 25 (29.41%) Java
4 25 (29.41%) SQL
4 25 (29.41%) CSS
5 22 (25.88%) OO
5 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
5 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
6 20 (23.53%) CRM
6 20 (23.53%) jQuery
6 20 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
7 19 (22.35%) Spring
8 17 (20.00%) Windows
8 17 (20.00%) System Testing
9 15 (17.65%) SAP BPC
9 15 (17.65%) SAP
9 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (17.65%) MVC
9 15 (17.65%) Scrum
10 14 (16.47%) Dynamics CRM
10 14 (16.47%) XML
10 14 (16.47%) OOD
11 13 (15.29%) Ajax
11 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
11 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (14.12%) Subversion
13 11 (12.94%) JSON
13 11 (12.94%) Web Services

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (10.59%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.06%) Confluence
4 5 (5.88%) CMS
4 5 (5.88%) Alfresco
5 4 (4.71%) Node.js
6 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (17.65%) SAP BPC
2 14 (16.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.18%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) PBX
1 1 (1.18%) VoIP
1 1 (1.18%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) MySQL
3 8 (9.41%) MS Access
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Subversion
2 10 (11.76%) JIRA
2 10 (11.76%) Selenium
3 9 (10.59%) JUnit
4 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.88%) NUnit
6 5 (5.88%) Maven
6 5 (5.88%) MSI
7 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.53%) MSTest
8 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.53%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.35%) Xcode
10 1 (1.18%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.18%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (9.41%) Publishing
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (63.53%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 11 (12.94%) CRM Developer
3 9 (10.59%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.59%) Software Developer
4 8 (9.41%) SAP BPC Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (7.06%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (4.71%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Technical Leader
7 4 (4.71%) Development Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.71%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) HTML
2 25 (29.41%) CSS
3 20 (23.53%) jQuery
4 19 (22.35%) Spring
5 14 (16.47%) XML
6 13 (15.29%) Ajax
7 11 (12.94%) JSON
7 11 (12.94%) Web Services
7 11 (12.94%) .NET
8 10 (11.76%) HTML5
9 8 (9.41%) REST
9 8 (9.41%) SOAP
9 8 (9.41%) Spring MVC
10 7 (8.24%) CSS3
10 7 (8.24%) Sencha Touch
11 6 (7.06%) JSP
11 6 (7.06%) XSD
11 6 (7.06%) WCF
11 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
12 5 (5.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Smartphone
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) iPad
4 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.53%) Animation
5 3 (3.53%) Open Source
5 3 (3.53%) iPhone
6 2 (2.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) UNIX
2 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.24%) Android
4 3 (3.53%) webOS
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) OO
2 20 (23.53%) CRM
2 20 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
4 17 (20.00%) System Testing
5 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.65%) MVC
5 15 (17.65%) Scrum
6 14 (16.47%) OOD
7 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
7 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.59%) SOA
8 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.41%) BDD
9 8 (9.41%) iOS Development
10 7 (8.24%) Time Management
11 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
11 6 (7.06%) B2C
11 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
11 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 27 (31.76%) C#
3 25 (29.41%) Java
3 25 (29.41%) SQL
4 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.88%) C++
6 4 (4.71%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.53%) Fortran
8 2 (2.35%) Groovy
8 2 (2.35%) Apex Code
8 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.18%) PHP5
9 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.65%) SAP
3 9 (10.59%) hybris
4 7 (8.24%) Sencha
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle
5 3 (3.53%) HP
5 3 (3.53%) Apple
6 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.18%) Zend
7 1 (1.18%) JBoss
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