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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google Test
Rank 530 544 524
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 48 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 7
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£300 £306 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £295 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £308 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £306 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £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
6844 5801 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.91% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3690 3277
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 137 204
Average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 8 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 23 January 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 47 £300 -2.12%
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

GoogleTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 67 (90.54%) Linux
2 55 (74.32%) C
3 54 (72.97%) UNIX
3 54 (72.97%) CppUnit
4 49 (66.22%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (66.22%) NUnit
4 49 (66.22%) Software Engineering
4 49 (66.22%) UML
5 47 (63.51%) ClearCase
5 47 (63.51%) C++
5 47 (63.51%) Configuration Management
5 47 (63.51%) Subversion
6 43 (58.11%) Security Cleared
7 41 (55.41%) OOD
8 40 (54.05%) SQL
9 39 (52.70%) Motif
9 39 (52.70%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (52.70%) SC Cleared
10 38 (51.35%) Ant
11 35 (47.30%) Python
12 34 (45.95%) OO
13 33 (44.59%) Use Case
14 32 (43.24%) Multithreading
14 32 (43.24%) CruiseControl
15 28 (37.84%) XML
16 27 (36.49%) Project Management
17 26 (35.14%) Memory Management
18 23 (31.08%) Google
18 23 (31.08%) wxWidgets
18 23 (31.08%) PostgreSQL

GoogleTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Bluetooth
1 6 (8.11%) GSM
2 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.05%) HTTP
4 2 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) Ingres
1 23 (31.08%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) SQLite
4 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (72.97%) CppUnit
2 49 (66.22%) NUnit
3 47 (63.51%) Subversion
3 47 (63.51%) ClearCase
4 38 (51.35%) Ant
5 32 (43.24%) CruiseControl
6 22 (29.73%) ClearQuest
7 16 (21.62%) Rational Rose
8 13 (17.57%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.70%) CodeRush
12 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (12.16%) Electronics
2 8 (10.81%) Automotive
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Software Engineer
3 16 (21.62%) Software Developer
4 15 (20.27%) C Developer
5 9 (12.16%) C++ Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Technical Leader
7 7 (9.46%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Tester
7 7 (9.46%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Software Consultant
10 1 (1.35%) C++ Software Developer
10 1 (1.35%) Senior C++ Developer
10 1 (1.35%) C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (1.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.35%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.35%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.35%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (52.70%) Motif
2 28 (37.84%) XML
3 23 (31.08%) wxWidgets
4 6 (8.11%) Software Packaging
5 5 (6.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (6.76%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (6.76%) ATL
5 5 (6.76%) COM+
5 5 (6.76%) DCOM
5 5 (6.76%) STL
6 4 (5.41%) OpenGL
6 4 (5.41%) QML
6 4 (5.41%) Qt
7 3 (4.05%) OLE DB
7 3 (4.05%) CORBA
8 1 (1.35%) .NET
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (66.22%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (24.32%) Derivative
3 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 67 (90.54%) Linux
2 54 (72.97%) UNIX
3 19 (25.68%) Windows
4 9 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) UML
1 49 (66.22%) Software Engineering
2 47 (63.51%) Configuration Management
3 41 (55.41%) OOD
4 39 (52.70%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (45.95%) OO
6 33 (44.59%) Use Case
7 32 (43.24%) Multithreading
8 27 (36.49%) Project Management
9 26 (35.14%) Memory Management
10 20 (27.03%) Integration Testing
11 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (22.97%) Unified Process
12 17 (22.97%) RUP
13 14 (18.92%) Refactoring
13 14 (18.92%) Reverse Engineering
14 13 (17.57%) Unit Testing
15 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
15 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
16 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (74.32%) C
2 47 (63.51%) C++
3 40 (54.05%) SQL
4 35 (47.30%) Python
5 9 (12.16%) Java
6 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (58.11%) Security Cleared
2 39 (52.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
1 1 (1.35%) JTAG
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Google
2 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.16%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.05%) Progress
5 1 (1.35%) Atmel