The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 37 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.95% 2.23% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 3.39% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£175 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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 Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
232 177 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.19% 65.80% 66.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 92 144
Average daily rate £375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 28
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £14.00 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.85 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) Sass
6 3 (25.00%) LESS
6 3 (25.00%) Grunt
6 3 (25.00%) Bower
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Mocha
6 3 (25.00%) Node.js
6 3 (25.00%) CSS3
6 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
6 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) Google
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (25.00%) Node.js
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) 802.15
1 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SimpleDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Grunt
1 3 (25.00%) Bower
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Mocha
1 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) jQuery
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (25.00%) Sass
3 3 (25.00%) LESS
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Google Maps API
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) J2SE
4 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (8.33%) Qt
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) Laravel
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (8.33%) Android Development
7 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
7 1 (8.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 1 (8.33%) PHP5
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Sun
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter