The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing 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 Unit Testing over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 56 68 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.46% 0.91% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.23% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
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£394 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £306 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £413
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
599 729 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.45% 73.49% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 327 282
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
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 Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) HTML
3 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) SOAP
3 10 (30.30%) OO
4 9 (27.27%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) CSS
4 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 8 (24.24%) jQuery
5 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
5 8 (24.24%) HTML5
5 8 (24.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (21.21%) OOD
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) MVC
6 7 (21.21%) Publishing
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.15%) Spring
8 5 (15.15%) WCF
8 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.15%) Multithreading
8 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
8 5 (15.15%) Mobile App

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) QlikView
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.12%) NUnit
2 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Zephyr
3 3 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 3 (9.09%) JMeter
3 3 (9.09%) Subversion
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 7 (21.21%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Software Developer
3 4 (12.12%) C++ Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) QlikView Developer
4 3 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) HTML
1 10 (30.30%) SOAP
2 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 9 (27.27%) CSS
3 8 (24.24%) HTML5
3 8 (24.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (24.24%) jQuery
4 5 (15.15%) Spring
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
4 5 (15.15%) WCF
5 4 (12.12%) JSON
5 4 (12.12%) CSS3
5 4 (12.12%) Sencha Touch
5 4 (12.12%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) Ajax
5 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) Struts2
6 3 (9.09%) Struts
6 3 (9.09%) REST
6 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.12%) Smartphone
3 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) iPhone
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 4 (12.12%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) OO
3 8 (24.24%) TDD
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) OOD
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.15%) Multithreading
6 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 4 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (12.12%) Software Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) Web Application Development
6 4 (12.12%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (12.12%) iOS Development
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) SOA
6 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) C#
2 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Fortran
4 4 (12.12%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Sencha
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) hybris
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Zend
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) CA
5 1 (3.03%) Apple