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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 50 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 16 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.78% 2.03% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.78% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
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£350 £393 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +3.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
601 720 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.00% 73.02% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 347 260
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Scrum
2 15 (51.72%) Web Services
3 13 (44.83%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) C#
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) WCF
5 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
6 9 (31.03%) WPF
7 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
7 8 (27.59%) HTML
7 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 8 (27.59%) RAD
7 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
7 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) Telerik
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (27.59%) System Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (27.59%) RESTful
7 8 (27.59%) Mobile Computing
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (20.69%) HTML5
8 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
8 6 (20.69%) CSS3
8 6 (20.69%) jQuery
8 6 (20.69%) OO
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.90%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) OLTP
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 3 (10.34%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
6 2 (6.90%) JMeter
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) Xcode
6 2 (6.90%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) C# Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Programmer
3 8 (27.59%) C# Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) Web Services
2 10 (34.48%) WCF
3 9 (31.03%) WPF
4 8 (27.59%) HTML
4 8 (27.59%) CSS
4 8 (27.59%) RESTful
4 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (20.69%) HTML5
5 6 (20.69%) CSS3
5 6 (20.69%) jQuery
6 4 (13.79%) XML
7 3 (10.34%) Ext JS
7 3 (10.34%) YUI
7 3 (10.34%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (10.34%) Backbone.js
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) J2EE
7 3 (10.34%) LAMP
8 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
8 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
1 8 (27.59%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) RAD
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) System Testing
4 6 (20.69%) OO
4 6 (20.69%) MVC
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) UML
6 2 (6.90%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.90%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) HND
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
1 8 (27.59%) Telerik
2 3 (10.34%) Sencha
2 3 (10.34%) Apple
2 3 (10.34%) Talend
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) BMC
3 2 (6.90%) CA
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Ariba
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle