Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GoogleTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GoogleTest over the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Google Test
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 825 823
Rank change year-on-year -31 -2 -18
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 14 19 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.020% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.076% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 36
UK median daily rate £340 £318 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +11.89% -5.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £316 £284
% change year-on-year +7.51% +11.45% -5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.12% - -

GoogleTest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,397 16,111 15,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 16.64% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,904 10,754 10,551
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £610 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 243 399
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £20.90 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.50 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +8.11%

GoogleTest
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GoogleTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GoogleTest in the UK

GoogleTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GoogleTest in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GoogleTest in the UK

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Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GoogleTest within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +10 14 £340 +7.51% 3
England -10 14 £340 +7.51% 5
South East -17 13 - -
North of England +36 1 £340 - 2
North East - 1 £340 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for GoogleTest.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 14 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 14 (100.00%) Yocto
1 14 (100.00%) C++
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) OO

GoogleTest
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) C++ Developer
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
1 8 (57.14%) Senior C++ Developer
1 8 (57.14%) Senior Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) Yocto
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 14 (100.00%) TDD
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C++