The table below looks at the statistics for GoogleTest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GoogleTest over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Test
Rank 537 555 529
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 35 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.037% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 8
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£300 £305 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £296 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £307 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6910 6098 5146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.98% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4561 3835 3257
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 115 168
Average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.63 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.85 £53.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%

GoogleTest
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

GoogleTest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GoogleTest
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK.

GoogleTest Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GoogleTest
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

GoogleTest Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GoogleTest
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK.

GoogleTest Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GoogleTest
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 34 £300 -1.72%
Hampshire -6 25 £315 +3.27%
South East -17 25 £315 +3.27%
Hook -8 9 £315 +4.56%
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

GoogleTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GoogleTest 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 GoogleTest.

1 79 (94.05%) Linux
2 67 (79.76%) C
3 66 (78.57%) UNIX
4 63 (75.00%) CppUnit
5 60 (71.43%) UML
5 60 (71.43%) NUnit
6 59 (70.24%) Software Engineering
6 59 (70.24%) Analytical Skills
7 58 (69.05%) Subversion
7 58 (69.05%) Configuration Management
7 58 (69.05%) ClearCase
8 54 (64.29%) C++
9 53 (63.10%) Security Cleared
10 51 (60.71%) OOD
11 49 (58.33%) SC Cleared
12 48 (57.14%) Ant
13 44 (52.38%) Motif
14 43 (51.19%) OO
15 41 (48.81%) Use Case
16 40 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (47.62%) Multithreading
17 39 (46.43%) SQL
18 37 (44.05%) Python
19 34 (40.48%) Project Management
19 34 (40.48%) CruiseControl
19 34 (40.48%) Memory Management
20 27 (32.14%) XML
21 25 (29.76%) Integration Testing
21 25 (29.76%) Derivative
22 24 (28.57%) wxWidgets

GoogleTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GoogleTest 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 GoogleTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 7 (8.33%) GSM
2 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 24 (28.57%) Ingres
2 4 (4.76%) SQLite
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (75.00%) CppUnit
2 60 (71.43%) NUnit
3 58 (69.05%) Subversion
3 58 (69.05%) ClearCase
4 48 (57.14%) Ant
5 34 (40.48%) CruiseControl
6 23 (27.38%) ClearQuest
7 22 (26.19%) Rational Rose
8 14 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.19%) CodeRush
General
1 9 (10.71%) Electronics
2 8 (9.52%) Automotive
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Finance
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Developer
2 30 (35.71%) Software Engineer
3 18 (21.43%) C Developer
4 17 (20.24%) Software Developer
5 11 (13.10%) C++ Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Technical Leader
7 8 (9.52%) Test Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Tester
8 7 (8.33%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.38%) Software Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.19%) C++ Software Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Senior C++ Developer
10 1 (1.19%) C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) C Software Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (52.38%) Motif
2 27 (32.14%) XML
3 24 (28.57%) wxWidgets
4 7 (8.33%) Software Packaging
5 4 (4.76%) QML
5 4 (4.76%) Qt
5 4 (4.76%) OpenGL
6 3 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (3.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (3.57%) CORBA
6 3 (3.57%) ATL
6 3 (3.57%) COM+
6 3 (3.57%) DCOM
6 3 (3.57%) STL
7 1 (1.19%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 59 (70.24%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (29.76%) Derivative
3 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) Raspberry Pi
4 5 (5.95%) BeagleBone
5 2 (2.38%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 79 (94.05%) Linux
2 66 (78.57%) UNIX
3 19 (22.62%) Windows
4 9 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (71.43%) UML
2 59 (70.24%) Software Engineering
3 58 (69.05%) Configuration Management
4 51 (60.71%) OOD
5 43 (51.19%) OO
6 41 (48.81%) Use Case
7 40 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (47.62%) Multithreading
8 34 (40.48%) Memory Management
8 34 (40.48%) Project Management
9 25 (29.76%) Integration Testing
10 23 (27.38%) RUP
10 23 (27.38%) Unified Process
11 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (17.86%) Refactoring
12 15 (17.86%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (15.48%) Unit Testing
14 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
14 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
15 8 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (79.76%) C
2 54 (64.29%) C++
3 39 (46.43%) SQL
4 37 (44.05%) Python
5 10 (11.90%) Java
6 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 53 (63.10%) Security Cleared
2 49 (58.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) JTAG
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Google
2 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) Progress
5 1 (1.19%) Atmel