The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 54 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 30 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.35% 0.59% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 0.82% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 3
Average daily rate
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£365 £250 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £250 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
951 730 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.47% 71.36% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 355 333
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £33.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 18 (34.62%) HTML
3 18 (34.62%) Java
3 18 (34.62%) CSS
3 18 (34.62%) JSON
3 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (32.69%) Web Services
4 17 (32.69%) XML
4 17 (32.69%) C#
5 16 (30.77%) Mac OS X
5 16 (30.77%) RESTful
6 15 (28.85%) Linux
7 14 (26.92%) SOAP
7 14 (26.92%) .NET
7 14 (26.92%) Refactoring
8 13 (25.00%) HTTP
8 13 (25.00%) Finance
9 12 (23.08%) Project Management
9 12 (23.08%) jQuery
9 12 (23.08%) Subversion
9 12 (23.08%) Open Source
9 12 (23.08%) Waterfall
10 10 (19.23%) Maven
10 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 9 (17.31%) MVC
11 9 (17.31%) Spring
11 9 (17.31%) HTML5
11 9 (17.31%) CSS3

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.62%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.62%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) Alfresco
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Subversion
2 10 (19.23%) Maven
3 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
5 6 (11.54%) JUnit
6 5 (9.62%) NetBeans
6 5 (9.62%) JIRA
6 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) NUnit
7 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.85%) QUnit
8 2 (3.85%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.92%) Selenium
9 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.92%) Valgrind
9 1 (1.92%) Hudson
9 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) C++ Programmer
3 6 (11.54%) Programmer
3 6 (11.54%) C++ Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Lead Developer
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Junior
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) HTML
1 18 (34.62%) CSS
1 18 (34.62%) JSON
2 17 (32.69%) Web Services
2 17 (32.69%) XML
3 16 (30.77%) RESTful
4 14 (26.92%) SOAP
4 14 (26.92%) .NET
5 12 (23.08%) jQuery
6 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
7 9 (17.31%) Spring
7 9 (17.31%) HTML5
7 9 (17.31%) CSS3
8 6 (11.54%) Backbone.js
9 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.69%) Java EE
10 3 (5.77%) Ajax
10 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
11 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Open Source
2 5 (9.62%) FMCG
3 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Mac OS X
2 15 (28.85%) Linux
3 9 (17.31%) Windows
4 5 (9.62%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (26.92%) Refactoring
4 12 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 12 (23.08%) Project Management
5 9 (17.31%) MVC
6 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.38%) Web Development
7 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Web Accessibility
7 5 (9.62%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) UML
7 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (9.62%) Web Application Development
7 5 (9.62%) Dependency Management
8 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.77%) SOA
9 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 18 (34.62%) Java
3 17 (32.69%) C#
4 8 (15.38%) SQL
5 7 (13.46%) C++
6 5 (9.62%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Apple
3 1 (1.92%) Telerik
3 1 (1.92%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss