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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 114 74 100
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +26
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 56 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 2.15% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 2.93% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 6
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£369 £350 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £483 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -11 5 £350 -9.09% 4
Newbury -1 1 £350 -30.00%
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 23 (51.11%) HTML
2 23 (51.11%) CSS
3 22 (48.89%) SQL
4 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (28.89%) VBA
5 13 (28.89%) CRM
5 13 (28.89%) SharePoint
5 13 (28.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (26.67%) System Testing
7 11 (24.44%) OO
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (20.00%) Java
9 9 (20.00%) HTML5
9 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.33%) jQuery
10 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.33%) Degree
10 6 (13.33%) QA
10 6 (13.33%) MVC
10 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.33%) C#
10 6 (13.33%) .NET
10 6 (13.33%) J2EE
10 6 (13.33%) Web Services
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 5 (11.11%) MySQL

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (28.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (8.89%) Apache
4 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Drupal
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.22%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.22%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.22%) Exstream
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.44%) Google App Engine
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) PBX
1 1 (2.22%) VoIP
1 1 (2.22%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.44%) QlikView
4 2 (4.44%) OLTP
5 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.67%) JUnit
4 3 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.44%) Gradle
5 2 (4.44%) Ant
6 1 (2.22%) JMeter
6 1 (2.22%) Maven
6 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Hudson
6 1 (2.22%) Mocha
6 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (15.56%) CRM Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) C++ Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (4.44%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (51.11%) HTML
1 23 (51.11%) CSS
2 9 (20.00%) HTML5
3 6 (13.33%) jQuery
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) J2EE
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) CSS3
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (8.89%) Spring
5 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
5 4 (8.89%) SOAP
6 3 (6.67%) JSP
6 3 (6.67%) Servlets
6 3 (6.67%) LAMP
6 3 (6.67%) JSON
6 3 (6.67%) WCF
6 3 (6.67%) WPF
6 3 (6.67%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) DataPower
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) CRM
2 12 (26.67%) System Testing
3 11 (24.44%) OO
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Line Management
5 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) ETL
7 3 (6.67%) OOD
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (48.89%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) VBA
4 9 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (13.33%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) C++
8 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Zend
4 1 (2.22%) Pega