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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 57 70 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.69% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.98% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
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£243 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.37% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £270 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £481 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
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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
924 820 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.58% 70.69% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 399 343
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £23.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.43% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) JSON
2 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (35.42%) Java
3 16 (33.33%) XML
3 16 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 15 (31.25%) Finance
4 15 (31.25%) Web Services
4 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 15 (31.25%) RESTful
5 14 (29.17%) Refactoring
5 14 (29.17%) SOAP
6 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
6 13 (27.08%) HTTP
6 13 (27.08%) Subversion
7 12 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 12 (25.00%) Project Management
8 11 (22.92%) C#
8 11 (22.92%) Open Source
9 10 (20.83%) CSS3
9 10 (20.83%) C++
9 10 (20.83%) HTML
9 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
9 10 (20.83%) CSS
9 10 (20.83%) Windows
10 9 (18.75%) Oracle
10 9 (18.75%) HTML5
10 9 (18.75%) Web Development
11 8 (16.67%) jQuery
11 8 (16.67%) Git (software)

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (10.42%) Confluence
1 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Subversion
2 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
3 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.58%) Maven
4 7 (14.58%) JUnit
5 5 (10.42%) JIRA
5 5 (10.42%) NetBeans
6 3 (6.25%) QUnit
7 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.08%) NUnit
8 1 (2.08%) Selenium
8 1 (2.08%) Hudson
8 1 (2.08%) Gerrit
8 1 (2.08%) Valgrind
8 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.08%) Mockito
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.75%) C++ Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Programmer
3 9 (18.75%) C++ Programmer
4 7 (14.58%) C++/C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Assistant Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) JSON
2 16 (33.33%) XML
3 15 (31.25%) Web Services
3 15 (31.25%) RESTful
4 14 (29.17%) SOAP
5 10 (20.83%) CSS3
5 10 (20.83%) HTML
5 10 (20.83%) CSS
6 9 (18.75%) HTML5
7 8 (16.67%) jQuery
8 7 (14.58%) Backbone.js
8 7 (14.58%) Spring
9 5 (10.42%) Ajax
9 5 (10.42%) .NET
10 4 (8.33%) Java EE
11 3 (6.25%) JSP
12 2 (4.17%) Spring Integration
12 2 (4.17%) D3.js
12 2 (4.17%) Ember.js
12 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) FMCG
3 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (10.42%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (29.17%) Refactoring
4 12 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (25.00%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) Web Development
6 8 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.50%) UML
8 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.42%) Dependency Management
9 5 (10.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (10.42%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (8.33%) Scrum
10 4 (8.33%) MVC
10 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.25%) TDD
11 3 (6.25%) Release Management
11 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.92%) C#
4 10 (20.83%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) VBA
6 4 (8.33%) SQL
7 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Apple
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter