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 22 June 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.

Unit Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 64 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.37% 0.91% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.13% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
Median daily rate £525 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £433 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £494 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 462 707 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.11% 80.25% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 418 327
Median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 11 (47.83%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) SOA
2 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) Jaspersoft
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) JUnit
5 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) HTTP
5 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
5 5 (21.74%) DevOps
5 5 (21.74%) RESTful
5 5 (21.74%) Node.js
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) IBM
6 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
7 3 (13.04%) UML
7 3 (13.04%) CRM
7 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
7 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) J2EE
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 3 (13.04%) HTML

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
1 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (13.04%) Redis
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Development Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) PHP Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
2 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
2 5 (21.74%) Node.js
2 5 (21.74%) RESTful
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) Kafka
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) OAuth
3 3 (13.04%) OpenID
3 3 (13.04%) OSGi
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) SOA
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) API Development
5 3 (13.04%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Coaching
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (13.04%) Data Security
5 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Use Case
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Jaspersoft
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Tableau