The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 56 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 17 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.32% 3.82% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +150.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
138 131 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.76% 12.43% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 38
Average daily rate £350 £313 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.41% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing JIRA 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 JIRA.

1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Earned Value Management
10 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
10 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 3 (13.64%) MS Project Server
10 3 (13.64%) Changepoint
10 3 (13.64%) VBA
10 3 (13.64%) MS Project
11 2 (9.09%) JUnit
11 2 (9.09%) SOAP
11 2 (9.09%) Web Services
11 2 (9.09%) HTML

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing JIRA 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 JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Project Server
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Changepoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
2 1 (4.55%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Celery
2 1 (4.55%) Catalyst
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) DHTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Earned Value Management
6 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Kanban
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Solvency II
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com