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 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 35 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.79% 1.56% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.23% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £381 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +22.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £47.50
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 Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
257 224 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.49% 70.00% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 107 162
Average daily rate £368 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (26.67%) J2SE
6 4 (26.67%) Sun
6 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 4 (26.67%) UML
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) UNIX
6 4 (26.67%) J2EE
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Perl
6 4 (26.67%) Clustering
6 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
6 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) 802.15
2 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Mocha
2 3 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (20.00%) Grunt
2 3 (20.00%) Bower
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) PHPUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (26.67%) RESTful
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) J2SE
2 4 (26.67%) J2EE
2 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) Google Maps API
3 3 (20.00%) CSS3
3 3 (20.00%) Sass
3 3 (20.00%) LESS
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) Laravel
5 1 (6.67%) Qt
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
1 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Debian
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
6 4 (26.67%) UML
6 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (6.67%) High Availability
9 1 (6.67%) Android Development
9 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) Sun
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 3 (20.00%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter