The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.19% 0.26% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.39% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 13
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £325 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
287 258 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.33% 68.25% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 131 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 58
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £32.50 £21.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) NUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Moq
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) LESS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Moq
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) LESS
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) J2SE
4 1 (14.29%) CGI
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Streaming Music
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase
3 1 (14.29%) JBoss