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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 69 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.23% 1.74% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.40% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
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£350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £218 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
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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
1113 916 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.34% 72.58% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 526 250
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (72.55%) Java
3 35 (68.63%) JavaScript
4 27 (52.94%) CSS
5 25 (49.02%) Spring
6 23 (45.10%) JSP
6 23 (45.10%) Oracle
7 22 (43.14%) Selenium
8 20 (39.22%) Ajax
9 19 (37.25%) SQL
9 19 (37.25%) J2EE
9 19 (37.25%) Struts
10 18 (35.29%) Banking
10 18 (35.29%) Relational Database
11 17 (33.33%) XML
11 17 (33.33%) UNIX
12 16 (31.37%) Web Application Development
13 15 (29.41%) MVC
14 14 (27.45%) JUnit
15 13 (25.49%) Perl
15 13 (25.49%) HTML
15 13 (25.49%) PL/SQL
15 13 (25.49%) OO
15 13 (25.49%) XSLT
15 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
15 13 (25.49%) JMS
15 13 (25.49%) CruiseControl
15 13 (25.49%) WebSphere
15 13 (25.49%) Spring MVC
15 13 (25.49%) Spring Web Flow

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (25.49%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.84%) JBoss
4 4 (7.84%) Apache
4 4 (7.84%) WordPress
4 4 (7.84%) nginx
4 4 (7.84%) Confluence
5 2 (3.92%) CMS
6 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) PPP
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) GPRS
3 1 (1.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) MS Access
5 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Selenium
2 14 (27.45%) JUnit
3 13 (25.49%) CruiseControl
4 11 (21.57%) Subversion
5 6 (11.76%) Maven
5 6 (11.76%) JIRA
5 6 (11.76%) Mockito
5 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.80%) TestNG
6 5 (9.80%) Robotium
6 5 (9.80%) Jasmine
6 5 (9.80%) Robolectric
7 4 (7.84%) NetBeans
7 4 (7.84%) NUnit
8 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.92%) Hudson
9 2 (3.92%) Ant
9 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
General
1 18 (35.29%) Banking
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (88.24%) Developer
2 28 (54.90%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Android Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Excel Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.88%) RAD Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Access Developer
8 1 (1.96%) VBA Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Fund Data Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Excel VBA Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Data Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) CSS
2 25 (49.02%) Spring
3 23 (45.10%) JSP
4 20 (39.22%) Ajax
5 19 (37.25%) J2EE
5 19 (37.25%) Struts
6 17 (33.33%) XML
7 13 (25.49%) XSLT
7 13 (25.49%) JMS
7 13 (25.49%) HTML
7 13 (25.49%) Spring MVC
7 13 (25.49%) Spring Web Flow
7 13 (25.49%) GWT
8 11 (21.57%) jQuery
9 10 (19.61%) JSF
10 9 (17.65%) JDBC
10 9 (17.65%) Hibernate
11 8 (15.69%) iBATIS
12 6 (11.76%) Gherkin
12 6 (11.76%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) EPoS
3 1 (1.96%) EMV
3 1 (1.96%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Blog
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) UNIX
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Android
4 5 (9.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.96%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Web Application Development
3 15 (29.41%) MVC
4 13 (25.49%) OO
5 9 (17.65%) Web Development
6 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.73%) Refactoring
7 7 (13.73%) TDD
7 7 (13.73%) CRM
7 7 (13.73%) UML
8 6 (11.76%) Android Development
9 5 (9.80%) Software Architecture
9 5 (9.80%) Release Management
10 4 (7.84%) RAD
10 4 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (72.55%) Java
2 35 (68.63%) JavaScript
3 19 (37.25%) SQL
4 13 (25.49%) Perl
4 13 (25.49%) Shell Script
4 13 (25.49%) PL/SQL
5 5 (9.80%) PHP
6 4 (7.84%) VBA
6 4 (7.84%) C#
6 4 (7.84%) PHP5
7 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.96%) HND
2 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
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