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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 60 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.42% 0.36% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.51% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Average daily rate
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£243 £450 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.11% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £450 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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
920 791 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 71.71% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 373 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) JSON
2 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (35.56%) XML
3 16 (35.56%) Mac OS X
4 15 (33.33%) Web Services
4 15 (33.33%) Linux
4 15 (33.33%) Java
4 15 (33.33%) RESTful
5 14 (31.11%) Refactoring
5 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.11%) SOAP
6 13 (28.89%) HTTP
7 12 (26.67%) Project Management
7 12 (26.67%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) Subversion
7 12 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 11 (24.44%) Open Source
8 11 (24.44%) C#
8 11 (24.44%) HTML
8 11 (24.44%) CSS
9 10 (22.22%) Windows
9 10 (22.22%) CSS3
10 9 (20.00%) HTML5
10 9 (20.00%) jQuery
10 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (20.00%) C++
11 8 (17.78%) Web Development
11 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
12 7 (15.56%) Backbone.js

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 5 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Subversion
2 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
4 7 (15.56%) Maven
5 6 (13.33%) JUnit
6 5 (11.11%) NetBeans
6 5 (11.11%) JIRA
7 3 (6.67%) QUnit
8 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.44%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.22%) NUnit
9 1 (2.22%) Valgrind
9 1 (2.22%) Hudson
9 1 (2.22%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.22%) GoogleTest
9 1 (2.22%) CMake
9 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (86.67%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) C++ Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Programmer
3 8 (17.78%) C++ Programmer
4 6 (13.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.44%) VBA Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) JSON
2 16 (35.56%) XML
3 15 (33.33%) Web Services
3 15 (33.33%) RESTful
4 14 (31.11%) SOAP
5 11 (24.44%) CSS
5 11 (24.44%) HTML
6 10 (22.22%) CSS3
7 9 (20.00%) HTML5
7 9 (20.00%) jQuery
8 7 (15.56%) Backbone.js
8 7 (15.56%) .NET
9 6 (13.33%) Spring
10 4 (8.89%) Ajax
10 4 (8.89%) Java EE
10 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
11 2 (4.44%) Spring Integration
11 2 (4.44%) D3.js
11 2 (4.44%) Ember.js
11 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Open Source
2 5 (11.11%) FMCG
3 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Mac OS X
2 15 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (22.22%) Windows
4 5 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (31.11%) Refactoring
4 12 (26.67%) Project Management
4 12 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.78%) Web Development
6 7 (15.56%) Web Application Development
6 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
7 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (11.11%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) MVC
7 5 (11.11%) Dependency Management
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (6.67%) System Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 11 (24.44%) C#
4 9 (20.00%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (11.11%) VBA
6 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Apple
2 1 (2.22%) Google
2 1 (2.22%) Twitter
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