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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 51 48 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +26
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 3.50% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 5.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 4
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£450 £350 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £264 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £401 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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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
590 751 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 69.15% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 269
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.11% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 19 (67.86%) HTML
1 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
1 19 (67.86%) CSS
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) VBA
3 11 (39.29%) CRM
3 11 (39.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (39.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (35.71%) System Testing
5 9 (32.14%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (21.43%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Java
9 5 (17.86%) OO
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (14.29%) OOD
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.71%) Degree
11 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
11 3 (10.71%) Publishing
11 3 (10.71%) Scrum
11 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
11 3 (10.71%) C#
11 3 (10.71%) MySQL

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (39.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (32.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) QlikView
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
3 5 (17.86%) CRM Developer
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (10.71%) QlikView Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) CSS
1 19 (67.86%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) jQuery
4 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE
5 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.14%) Spring
5 2 (7.14%) JSON
5 2 (7.14%) Spring Security
5 2 (7.14%) JSP
5 2 (7.14%) Servlets
5 2 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) LAMP
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) YUI
6 1 (3.57%) Ext JS
6 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) CRM
2 10 (35.71%) System Testing
3 5 (17.86%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) OOD
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.57%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) JavaScript
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) VBA
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Zend
4 1 (3.57%) CA