The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 48 55 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.24% 2.58% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.33% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 9
Median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £348 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 537 780 710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.30% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 421 398
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Reading

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Reading

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Reading

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Reading

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) Oracle
5 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (32.00%) Web Services
5 8 (32.00%) SOA
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
6 7 (28.00%) JUnit
7 6 (24.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) HTML
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) CSS
7 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (20.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
8 5 (20.00%) Spring
8 5 (20.00%) Maven
8 5 (20.00%) Web Development
9 4 (16.00%) Sun Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Project Management
9 4 (16.00%) SDLC
9 4 (16.00%) WPF
10 3 (12.00%) Use Case
10 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JUnit
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) Maven
3 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (12.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.00%) Bower
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.00%) Grunt
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (16.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (16.00%) WPF Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Development Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) C# Programmer
7 2 (8.00%) HTML Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (24.00%) .NET
3 6 (24.00%) CSS
3 6 (24.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) Spring
5 4 (16.00%) WPF
6 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
6 3 (12.00%) J2EE
6 3 (12.00%) Middleware
6 3 (12.00%) OSGi
6 3 (12.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.00%) CSS3
7 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
7 2 (8.00%) HTML5
7 2 (8.00%) jQuery
7 2 (8.00%) LINQ
7 2 (8.00%) Node.js
7 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (32.00%) SOA
4 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Web Development
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Change Control
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) CRM
7 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (12.00%) ETL
7 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) UML
7 3 (12.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (24.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) PHP
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (8.00%) BMC
3 2 (8.00%) Remedy