The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GoogleTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GoogleTest over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Google Test
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 262 248
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 0 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.95% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 10
Median daily rate - £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +63.63% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 -

GoogleTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1299 1268 1227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.77% 13.02% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 829 729
Median daily rate £413 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 35
Median hourly rate £46.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.40 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74%  

GoogleTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing GoogleTest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for GoogleTest in the South East

GoogleTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GoogleTest in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for GoogleTest in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GoogleTest 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 South East region with a requirement for GoogleTest.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Derivative
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) CppUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) AMQP
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Valgrind
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering

GoogleTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (33.33%) Apache Qpid
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) AMQP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) CMake
2 1 (33.33%) CppUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Valgrind
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Memory Management
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google