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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 74 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 2.65% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 3.18% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 15
Median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
718 1225 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.77% 83.16% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 644 611
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.97 £19.02 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% -33.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 11 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 11 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
3 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) MVC
5 7 (31.82%) User Experience
5 7 (31.82%) Apple Swift
5 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
5 7 (31.82%) HTML5
6 6 (27.27%) CSS3
6 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (27.27%) Jasmine
6 6 (27.27%) Core Data
6 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) RESTful
7 4 (18.18%) REST
8 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jasmine
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Xcode
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) iOS Developer
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (27.27%) UI Developer
4 5 (22.73%) HTML Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
5 4 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior UI Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.55%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
2 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) HTML5
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (27.27%) Core Data
3 6 (27.27%) CSS3
3 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (18.18%) REST
4 4 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (9.09%) Cocoa
5 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) Sass
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) Spring
6 1 (4.55%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 7 (31.82%) MVC
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Content Management
7 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) OOD
8 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.55%) SOA
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) Apple Swift
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) TIBCO