Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 9 December 2018 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 23 45
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22 +3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 51 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.77% 6.40% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 7.46% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 14
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £322 £191 £330
90th Percentile £519 £475 £513
South Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +9.33% -11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.25% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 -
% change year-on-year +51.25% - -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 782 523 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 88.46% 85.88% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 360 380
Cardiff median daily rate £408 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £170 £187
90th Percentile £582 £489 £525
South Wales median daily rate £418 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +10.60% -5.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 18
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.88 £17.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% +14.52% -1.59%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.25 £31.50 £35.98
South Wales median hourly rate £16.57 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -10.46% -1.33% +17.19%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cardiff

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Cardiff

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Cardiff over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) .NET
3 25 (49.02%) SQL
3 25 (49.02%) NUnit
3 25 (49.02%) MSTest
4 23 (45.10%) .NET Framework
4 23 (45.10%) MVC
5 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
6 20 (39.22%) Java
6 20 (39.22%) OOP
6 20 (39.22%) RDBMS
6 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
6 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
7 19 (37.25%) AngularJS
7 19 (37.25%) Entity Framework
7 19 (37.25%) LINQ
8 17 (33.33%) SOAP
8 17 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 17 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 16 (31.37%) Android Development
9 16 (31.37%) Android
10 15 (29.41%) iOS Development
10 15 (29.41%) Xamarin
10 15 (29.41%) Coaching
10 15 (29.41%) Apple iOS
10 15 (29.41%) CSS
10 15 (29.41%) HTML
11 13 (25.49%) Scrum
12 12 (23.53%) WPF

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) RDBMS
1 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (49.02%) MSTest
1 25 (49.02%) NUnit
2 17 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (17.65%) JUnit
3 9 (17.65%) Maven
4 6 (11.76%) JIRA
5 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.88%) Ant
6 3 (5.88%) Gradle
6 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.88%) MbUnit
6 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.88%) Subversion
6 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.88%) TestNG
7 1 (1.96%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.96%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Marketing
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (94.12%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) .NET Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Java Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (13.73%) Angular Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Lead Developer
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Lead Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Xamarin Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Android Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) .NET
2 23 (45.10%) .NET Framework
3 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
4 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (37.25%) AngularJS
5 19 (37.25%) Entity Framework
5 19 (37.25%) LINQ
6 17 (33.33%) SOAP
7 15 (29.41%) CSS
7 15 (29.41%) HTML
8 12 (23.53%) CSS3
8 12 (23.53%) HTML5
8 12 (23.53%) WPF
9 11 (21.57%) REST
9 11 (21.57%) Spring
9 11 (21.57%) Web Services
10 9 (17.65%) Node.js
11 8 (15.69%) LESS
12 7 (13.73%) JSON
13 6 (11.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.80%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Android
2 15 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 12 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) MVC
3 20 (39.22%) OOP
4 17 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 16 (31.37%) Android Development
6 15 (29.41%) Coaching
6 15 (29.41%) iOS Development
7 13 (25.49%) Scrum
8 9 (17.65%) Front End Development
8 9 (17.65%) Microservices
9 8 (15.69%) BDD
10 7 (13.73%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (13.73%) SDLC
11 6 (11.76%) Web Application Development
12 5 (9.80%) Decision-Making
12 5 (9.80%) TDD
13 3 (5.88%) ATDD
13 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 3 (5.88%) Test-First Development
13 3 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 20 (39.22%) Java
3 12 (23.53%) XAML
4 6 (11.76%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.96%) Apple