The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 38 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.76% 3.63% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 4.31% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 2
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£353 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £264 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
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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 Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
259 348 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.18% 84.26% 72.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 257 95
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +26.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) LINQ
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (40.00%) NHS
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) WPF
7 3 (30.00%) MVC
7 3 (30.00%) UML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (30.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (40.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) WCF
2 7 (70.00%) LINQ
2 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
3 5 (50.00%) WinForms
4 3 (30.00%) REST
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) UML
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) MVVM
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft