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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 66 58 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.23% 1.38% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.00% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £263 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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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
710 601 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.60% 68.92% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 310 352
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 21
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) Web Services
4 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) C#
5 10 (34.48%) WCF
6 9 (31.03%) WPF
6 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
6 9 (31.03%) Java
6 9 (31.03%) IBM
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) Telerik
7 8 (27.59%) RAD
7 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
7 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
7 8 (27.59%) Mobile Computing
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (27.59%) System Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (27.59%) RESTful
8 7 (24.14%) ETL
9 6 (20.69%) Ab Initio
9 6 (20.69%) DataPower
9 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (17.24%) MVC
10 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
11 4 (13.79%) Management Information System

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
3 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) C# Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Programmer
3 8 (27.59%) C# Programmer
4 6 (20.69%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Junior
7 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Business Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.45%) Business Objects Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) Web Services
2 10 (34.48%) WCF
3 9 (31.03%) WPF
4 8 (27.59%) RESTful
4 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
5 4 (13.79%) Spring
6 3 (10.34%) JSF
6 3 (10.34%) HTML
6 3 (10.34%) J2EE
6 3 (10.34%) Spring Web Flow
6 3 (10.34%) Java EE
6 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
6 3 (10.34%) CSS
7 2 (6.90%) XML
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.45%) jQuery
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
1 8 (27.59%) Mobile Computing
2 6 (20.69%) DataPower
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (6.90%) CMDB
6 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) RAD
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) System Testing
4 7 (24.14%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) OOD
7 3 (10.34%) SOA
7 3 (10.34%) UML
7 3 (10.34%) OO
8 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) ITSM
8 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (6.90%) Content Management
8 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
2 10 (34.48%) C#
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) IBM
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Telerik
3 6 (20.69%) Ab Initio
4 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Talend
5 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.90%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Ariba