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 3 months to 25 June 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.10% 2.87% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.12% 3.74% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 6
Median daily rate £373 £475 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +34.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £388 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 285 214 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 76.70% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 161 224
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 10
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 25 (78.13%) .NET
2 24 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (75.00%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (68.75%) Windows
4 22 (68.75%) .NET Framework
5 21 (65.63%) LINQ
5 21 (65.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (65.63%) Entity Framework
5 21 (65.63%) OOP
6 20 (62.50%) RDBMS
6 20 (62.50%) SQL
6 20 (62.50%) Relational Database
6 20 (62.50%) WCF
7 16 (50.00%) WinForms
7 16 (50.00%) PL/SQL
7 16 (50.00%) Oracle
7 16 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
8 15 (46.88%) Code First Entity Framework
8 15 (46.88%) Oracle Forms
8 15 (46.88%) Scrum
9 14 (43.75%) UML
9 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 13 (40.63%) Informatics
10 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
11 12 (37.50%) MSBuild
12 10 (31.25%) AngularJS
13 9 (28.13%) jQuery

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 1 (3.13%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (62.50%) RDBMS
1 20 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (65.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (46.88%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (37.50%) MSBuild
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.13%) Grunt
6 1 (3.13%) gulp
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) MbUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.13%) MSTest
6 1 (3.13%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium
6 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.13%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 2 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Developer
2 19 (59.38%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Oracle Forms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (78.13%) .NET
2 22 (68.75%) .NET Framework
3 21 (65.63%) Entity Framework
3 21 (65.63%) LINQ
4 20 (62.50%) WCF
5 16 (50.00%) WinForms
6 15 (46.88%) Code First Entity Framework
7 10 (31.25%) AngularJS
8 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET
8 9 (28.13%) jQuery
9 7 (21.88%) Web Services
10 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (18.75%) SOAP
11 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (9.38%) CSS
12 3 (9.38%) HTML
13 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (6.25%) HTML5
13 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
14 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) OOP
3 15 (46.88%) Scrum
4 14 (43.75%) UML
5 13 (40.63%) Informatics
5 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
6 9 (28.13%) MVC
7 8 (25.00%) MVVM
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.38%) BDD
10 3 (9.38%) OO
10 3 (9.38%) SDLC
11 2 (6.25%) API Development
11 2 (6.25%) DevOps
11 2 (6.25%) Hazard Analysis
11 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
11 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 20 (62.50%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.13%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.13%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Def Stans
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 2 (6.25%) IEC 61508
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 26262
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) CA
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago