Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 48 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.44% 1.58% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.92% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 19
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -17.58%
10th Percentile £313 £324 £314
90th Percentile £515 £388 £456
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +18.52% -0.74% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £43.50 -

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 581 522 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 83.60% 82.59% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 268 545
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £219 £259 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 53 32
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +1.29% +40.91%
10th Percentile £17.36 £14.63 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.63 £59.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% +120.59% -38.18%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Cambridge

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) NUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (20.00%) Dart
5 2 (20.00%) gulp
5 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (20.00%) UX Design
5 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Grunt
3 2 (20.00%) gulp
3 2 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (20.00%) PhantomJS
3 2 (20.00%) WebStorm
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Django Developer
4 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) WinForms
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) Django
3 2 (20.00%) Flask
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (20.00%) PhoneGap
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) Loki
4 1 (10.00%) SignalR
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Graphic Design
1 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) OOP
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (20.00%) UX Design
3 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Dart
3 2 (20.00%) ECMAScript
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Mesos