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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 64 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.38% 2.39% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 3.26% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 4
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£363 £405 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% +58.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +8.39%
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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
1125 890 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.75% 73.31% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 550 277
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 40 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (70.83%) Java
3 29 (60.42%) JavaScript
4 24 (50.00%) Spring
5 21 (43.75%) Selenium
5 21 (43.75%) Oracle
5 21 (43.75%) CSS
5 21 (43.75%) JSP
6 20 (41.67%) Banking
7 18 (37.50%) UNIX
7 18 (37.50%) SQL
8 17 (35.42%) J2EE
8 17 (35.42%) Struts
8 17 (35.42%) Ajax
9 16 (33.33%) Finance
10 15 (31.25%) XML
10 15 (31.25%) Relational Database
11 14 (29.17%) Web Application Development
11 14 (29.17%) MVC
12 11 (22.92%) Shell Script
12 11 (22.92%) OO
12 11 (22.92%) Perl
12 11 (22.92%) PL/SQL
12 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
12 11 (22.92%) CruiseControl
12 11 (22.92%) Subversion
12 11 (22.92%) Hibernate
12 11 (22.92%) TDD
12 11 (22.92%) Spring MVC
12 11 (22.92%) Spring Web Flow

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
3 6 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (8.33%) JBoss
4 4 (8.33%) Apache
4 4 (8.33%) WordPress
4 4 (8.33%) nginx
4 4 (8.33%) Confluence
5 2 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Intranet
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) PPP
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) GPRS
3 1 (2.08%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) CruiseControl
2 11 (22.92%) Subversion
3 9 (18.75%) JUnit
4 7 (14.58%) Maven
4 7 (14.58%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
5 6 (12.50%) Mockito
5 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.50%) Robotium
5 6 (12.50%) Robolectric
6 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.33%) NetBeans
7 3 (6.25%) NUnit
7 3 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.25%) Hudson
7 3 (6.25%) Artifactory
7 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.17%) Gradle
8 2 (4.17%) Ant
General
1 20 (41.67%) Banking
2 16 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Developer
2 25 (52.08%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Android Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Excel Developer
7 3 (6.25%) RAD Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Access Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) Spring
2 21 (43.75%) CSS
2 21 (43.75%) JSP
3 17 (35.42%) J2EE
3 17 (35.42%) Struts
3 17 (35.42%) Ajax
4 15 (31.25%) XML
5 11 (22.92%) Hibernate
5 11 (22.92%) Spring Web Flow
5 11 (22.92%) GWT
5 11 (22.92%) Spring MVC
6 10 (20.83%) RESTful
6 10 (20.83%) JSF
6 10 (20.83%) HTML
7 9 (18.75%) JMS
7 9 (18.75%) XSLT
8 8 (16.67%) Web Services
8 8 (16.67%) jQuery
9 6 (12.50%) HTML5
9 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.08%) EMV
4 1 (2.08%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.08%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) UNIX
2 9 (18.75%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Android
4 5 (10.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) MVC
2 14 (29.17%) Web Application Development
3 11 (22.92%) OO
3 11 (22.92%) TDD
4 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.58%) CRM
6 7 (14.58%) UML
6 7 (14.58%) SDLC
7 6 (12.50%) Android Development
7 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) Release Management
8 5 (10.42%) Web Development
9 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.33%) RAD
10 3 (6.25%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) Java
2 29 (60.42%) JavaScript
3 18 (37.50%) SQL
4 11 (22.92%) Perl
4 11 (22.92%) Shell Script
4 11 (22.92%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.42%) PHP
6 4 (8.33%) VBA
6 4 (8.33%) PHP5
7 3 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) HND
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
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