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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Google Test
Rank 634 621 617
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 10 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.036% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 7
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - £39.50

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
8228 7244 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.73% 13.01% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5583 4637 4323
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 140 132
Average hourly rate £42.48 £37.02 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.37 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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
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 6 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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 10 £275 -8.33% 2
Hampshire -3 9 £275 -8.33%
South East -13 9 £275 -8.33%
Hook +3 4 £283 -10.31%
Basingstoke -9 3 £275 +10.00%
South West - 1 - -

GoogleTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) C
2 51 (98.08%) Linux
2 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
3 50 (96.15%) C++
4 49 (94.23%) NUnit
5 45 (86.54%) Python
6 44 (84.62%) Multithreading
6 44 (84.62%) Memory Management
7 43 (82.69%) Unit Testing
8 42 (80.77%) UML
9 41 (78.85%) OOD
9 41 (78.85%) Unix
10 40 (76.92%) Security Cleared
11 39 (75.00%) CppUnit
11 39 (75.00%) Subversion
12 38 (73.08%) ClearCase
12 38 (73.08%) Configuration Management
12 38 (73.08%) Ant
13 36 (69.23%) Integration Testing
14 35 (67.31%) Use Case
14 35 (67.31%) OO
14 35 (67.31%) Project Management
15 33 (63.46%) SC Cleared
15 33 (63.46%) System Integration Testing
15 33 (63.46%) Derivative
16 32 (61.54%) Requirements Analysis
17 29 (55.77%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (11.54%) Motif
19 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
20 4 (7.69%) wxWidgets

GoogleTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Ingres
1 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (94.23%) NUnit
2 39 (75.00%) CppUnit
2 39 (75.00%) Subversion
3 38 (73.08%) Ant
3 38 (73.08%) ClearCase
4 4 (7.69%) ClearQuest
4 4 (7.69%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.85%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Developer
2 35 (67.31%) C Developer
3 14 (26.92%) C++ Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Software Engineer
4 13 (25.00%) C/C++ Developer
5 11 (21.15%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) C/C++ Software Developer
10 1 (1.92%) C++ Software Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Embedded Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Linux Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Motif
2 4 (7.69%) wxWidgets
2 4 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (63.46%) Derivative
2 29 (55.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 51 (98.08%) Linux
2 41 (78.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
2 44 (84.62%) Memory Management
2 44 (84.62%) Multithreading
3 43 (82.69%) Unit Testing
4 42 (80.77%) UML
5 41 (78.85%) OOD
6 38 (73.08%) Configuration Management
7 36 (69.23%) Integration Testing
8 35 (67.31%) OO
8 35 (67.31%) Project Management
8 35 (67.31%) Use Case
9 33 (63.46%) System Integration Testing
10 32 (61.54%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.85%) RUP
12 2 (3.85%) Unified Process
13 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Development
13 1 (1.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (100.00%) C
2 50 (96.15%) C++
3 45 (86.54%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 33 (63.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) MISRA
1 1 (1.92%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (1.92%) Google