The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 51 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 34 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.46% 0.96% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 1.33% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 3
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£350 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £359 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £430 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1055 826 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.39% 72.20% 65.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 432 228
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) Java
3 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
4 20 (45.45%) CSS
5 18 (40.91%) Oracle
6 17 (38.64%) Ajax
6 17 (38.64%) Selenium
7 16 (36.36%) Spring
7 16 (36.36%) Banking
7 16 (36.36%) J2EE
7 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 16 (36.36%) JSP
7 16 (36.36%) Struts
8 14 (31.82%) Web Application Development
8 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
9 13 (29.55%) XML
10 12 (27.27%) MVC
10 12 (27.27%) Finance
11 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
11 11 (25.00%) HTML
12 10 (22.73%) Perl
12 10 (22.73%) XSLT
12 10 (22.73%) UNIX
12 10 (22.73%) OO
12 10 (22.73%) JUnit
12 10 (22.73%) JMS
12 10 (22.73%) Shell Script
12 10 (22.73%) CruiseControl
12 10 (22.73%) WebSphere
12 10 (22.73%) Spring MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (22.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.36%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.36%) JBoss
3 3 (6.82%) nginx
3 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) WordPress
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
1 1 (2.27%) GPRS
1 1 (2.27%) PSTN
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) PPP
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) JUnit
2 10 (22.73%) CruiseControl
3 5 (11.36%) Jasmine
3 5 (11.36%) Robolectric
3 5 (11.36%) Robotium
3 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.36%) Subversion
3 5 (11.36%) NUnit
3 5 (11.36%) TestNG
3 5 (11.36%) Mockito
3 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) Ant
5 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Maven
5 2 (4.55%) Hudson
5 2 (4.55%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (36.36%) Banking
2 12 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Developer
2 20 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Android Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Programmer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (2.27%) VB Developer
7 1 (2.27%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) CSS
2 17 (38.64%) Ajax
3 16 (36.36%) Spring
3 16 (36.36%) J2EE
3 16 (36.36%) JSP
3 16 (36.36%) Struts
4 13 (29.55%) XML
5 11 (25.00%) HTML
6 10 (22.73%) XSLT
6 10 (22.73%) JMS
6 10 (22.73%) Spring MVC
6 10 (22.73%) Spring Web Flow
6 10 (22.73%) GWT
7 9 (20.45%) JDBC
8 8 (18.18%) iBATIS
9 6 (13.64%) Servlets
9 6 (13.64%) EJB
9 6 (13.64%) EJB 3.0
9 6 (13.64%) Hibernate
9 6 (13.64%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Open Source
2 1 (2.27%) EPoS
2 1 (2.27%) EMV
2 1 (2.27%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Android
3 5 (11.36%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows
5 3 (6.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Web Application Development
3 12 (27.27%) MVC
4 10 (22.73%) OO
5 8 (18.18%) Web Development
6 7 (15.91%) TDD
6 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) CRM
7 6 (13.64%) Android Development
8 5 (11.36%) Software Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.09%) UML
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (4.55%) OOD
10 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) Java
2 25 (56.82%) JavaScript
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (22.73%) Perl
5 10 (22.73%) Shell Script
6 8 (18.18%) C#
7 3 (6.82%) PHP5
7 3 (6.82%) C++
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) VB6
8 1 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
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