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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 54 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.98% 2.13% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 3.00% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 7
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£450 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £293 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -18.82%
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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
570 766 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.28% 70.79% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 414 256
Average daily rate £425 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £33.10 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 October 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 October 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 15 (46.88%) HTML
1 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
3 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (21.88%) Java
5 7 (21.88%) VBA
5 7 (21.88%) Web Services
5 7 (21.88%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
5 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (21.88%) System Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (21.88%) HTML5
6 6 (18.75%) jQuery
6 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 5 (15.63%) OOD
7 5 (15.63%) OO
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
7 5 (15.63%) MVC
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Publishing
8 4 (12.50%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
1 7 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) QlikView
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (9.38%) Zephyr
2 3 (9.38%) JUnit
2 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.38%) JMeter
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) NUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) QlikView Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) HTML5
4 6 (18.75%) jQuery
5 5 (15.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.25%) CSS3
8 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (6.25%) JSON
8 2 (6.25%) WCF
8 2 (6.25%) Spring Security
8 2 (6.25%) Spring
8 2 (6.25%) JSP
8 2 (6.25%) Servlets
8 2 (6.25%) .NET
8 2 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.13%) iPhone
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) webOS
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
2 7 (21.88%) System Testing
3 5 (15.63%) OOD
3 5 (15.63%) OO
3 5 (15.63%) TDD
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.13%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (21.88%) VBA
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) Fortran
4 2 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Zend
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
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