The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 40 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.67% - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% - 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £500 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.88% 61.45% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 69 63
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
South Wales

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (76.92%) SOAP
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) JPA
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 6 (46.15%) Java EE
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
4 6 (46.15%) Spring Web Flow
4 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (46.15%) Apache Ivy
4 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 6 (46.15%) UML
4 6 (46.15%) JMS
4 6 (46.15%) Mobile Commerce
4 6 (46.15%) Struts
4 6 (46.15%) J2EE
4 6 (46.15%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Ant
4 6 (46.15%) JUnit
5 4 (30.77%) MS Project
5 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (23.08%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (15.38%) SAP FS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
1 6 (46.15%) Apache Ivy
1 6 (46.15%) Ant
1 6 (46.15%) JUnit
2 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Lead Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Team Leader
1 6 (46.15%) Development Team Leader
1 6 (46.15%) Java Team Leader
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) CRM Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) SOAP
1 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
2 6 (46.15%) JPA
2 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) Java EE
2 6 (46.15%) Spring Web Flow
2 6 (46.15%) JMS
2 6 (46.15%) Struts
2 6 (46.15%) J2EE
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile Payment
2 4 (30.77%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 6 (46.15%) UML
2 6 (46.15%) Mobile Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) CRM
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Release Management
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) MCAD
2 4 (30.77%) MCSD
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) SAP