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 3 months to 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 640 626
Rank change year-on-year +44 -14  
Contract jobs citing GoogleTest 8 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.023% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.099% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 12
Median daily rate £450 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £296 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +63.63% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8049 8213 7381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 14.70% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5468 5574 4714
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 163 140
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year - +14.80%  

GoogleTest
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

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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 4 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 8 £450 +63.63% 2
London - 5 £485 - 1
South West +11 3 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for GoogleTest.

1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 14 (87.50%) Google
2 14 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 14 (87.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (81.25%) CMake
3 13 (81.25%) Git (software)
4 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (68.75%) Automated Testing
5 11 (68.75%) Ruby
5 11 (68.75%) JIRA
5 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
5 11 (68.75%) AMQP
5 11 (68.75%) VoIP
5 11 (68.75%) Perl
5 11 (68.75%) Bitbucket
5 11 (68.75%) Apache Qpid
5 11 (68.75%) Confluence
5 11 (68.75%) Docker
6 10 (62.50%) Linux
6 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (56.25%) C++
7 9 (56.25%) Valgrind
8 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
9 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
10 6 (37.50%) HTML
10 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
10 6 (37.50%) SQL
10 6 (37.50%) Oracle
10 6 (37.50%) CSS

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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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (68.75%) Apache Qpid
1 11 (68.75%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) AMQP
1 11 (68.75%) VoIP
1 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (31.25%) dBASE
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 13 (81.25%) CMake
2 13 (81.25%) Git (software)
3 11 (68.75%) Bitbucket
3 11 (68.75%) JIRA
4 9 (56.25%) Valgrind
5 3 (18.75%) VTune
6 2 (12.50%) Clang
6 2 (12.50%) GCC
7 1 (6.25%) Ant
7 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (6.25%) CppUnit
7 1 (6.25%) JUnit
7 1 (6.25%) Mockito
7 1 (6.25%) NUnit
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (6.25%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Applications Developer
2 6 (37.50%) C++ Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) STL
3 2 (12.50%) LLVM
4 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (6.25%) PowerMock
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
1 5 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CUDA
2 1 (6.25%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 5 (31.25%) CentOS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Automated Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) Memory Management
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) ETL
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 2 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
9 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 1 (6.25%) Metaprogramming
9 1 (6.25%) OOD
9 1 (6.25%) Project Management
9 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Python
2 14 (87.50%) Bash Shell
3 11 (68.75%) Perl
3 11 (68.75%) Ruby
4 9 (56.25%) C++
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Google
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle