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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 73 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 21 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.49% 1.48% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.82% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 18
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
Unit Testing
Scotland

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
1163 1152 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.25% 81.01% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 642 551
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.09% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, 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 43 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 27 (44.26%) CSS
4 26 (42.62%) Jenkins
5 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (34.43%) Finance
7 19 (31.15%) Linux
8 18 (29.51%) JSON
9 17 (27.87%) JIRA
10 16 (26.23%) Web Services
10 16 (26.23%) Node.js
11 15 (24.59%) SOAP
11 15 (24.59%) Java
12 14 (22.95%) HTML
12 14 (22.95%) HTTP
12 14 (22.95%) Project Management
12 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
12 14 (22.95%) Scrum
13 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
13 13 (21.31%) jQuery
13 13 (21.31%) Refactoring
13 13 (21.31%) XML
13 13 (21.31%) Apple iOS
13 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
13 13 (21.31%) iOS Development
13 13 (21.31%) Apple Swift
14 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
14 12 (19.67%) REST
14 12 (19.67%) RESTful
14 12 (19.67%) Objective-C

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 16 (26.23%) Node.js
2 9 (14.75%) Apache
3 8 (13.11%) JBoss
4 6 (9.84%) Confluence
4 6 (9.84%) nginx
4 6 (9.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.20%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) DHCP
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) FTP
2 2 (3.28%) IPsec
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 7 (11.48%) MongoDB
4 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Jenkins
2 17 (27.87%) JIRA
3 11 (18.03%) Jasmine
4 9 (14.75%) JUnit
5 8 (13.11%) Subversion
6 7 (11.48%) Hudson
7 6 (9.84%) Grunt
8 5 (8.20%) Cobertura
8 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
8 5 (8.20%) JBehave
9 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
9 4 (6.56%) Mockito
9 4 (6.56%) NetBeans
10 3 (4.92%) Bower
10 3 (4.92%) Maven
11 1 (1.64%) NUnit
11 1 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Law
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) International Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) iOS Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Full Stack Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.03%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Consultant
4 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.56%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (3.28%) Middleware Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Python Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) CSS
2 18 (29.51%) JSON
3 16 (26.23%) Web Services
4 15 (24.59%) SOAP
5 14 (22.95%) HTML
6 13 (21.31%) jQuery
6 13 (21.31%) XML
7 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
7 12 (19.67%) REST
7 12 (19.67%) RESTful
8 11 (18.03%) hapi
8 11 (18.03%) LESS
8 11 (18.03%) React
8 11 (18.03%) RefluxJS
9 9 (14.75%) CSS3
9 9 (14.75%) Hibernate
9 9 (14.75%) HTML5
9 9 (14.75%) Java EE
9 9 (14.75%) Spring
10 8 (13.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) iPad
2 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) User Experience
4 4 (6.56%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Health Informatics
5 2 (3.28%) Informatics
6 1 (1.64%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) Apple iOS
3 10 (16.39%) Mac OS X
4 8 (13.11%) Unix
5 4 (6.56%) zOS
6 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
3 14 (22.95%) Project Management
3 14 (22.95%) Scrum
4 13 (21.31%) iOS Development
4 13 (21.31%) Refactoring
4 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
4 13 (21.31%) Waterfall
5 12 (19.67%) Web Development
6 11 (18.03%) E-Commerce
6 11 (18.03%) SDLC
6 11 (18.03%) Service Design
7 9 (14.75%) Front End Development
8 8 (13.11%) BDD
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (13.11%) Progressive Enhancement
8 8 (13.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
2 15 (24.59%) Java
3 13 (21.31%) Apple Swift
4 12 (19.67%) Objective-C
5 11 (18.03%) ES6
6 7 (11.48%) SQL
7 6 (9.84%) JSX
8 5 (8.20%) CoffeeScript
8 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
8 5 (8.20%) Python
9 4 (6.56%) Perl
9 4 (6.56%) PHP
9 4 (6.56%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.64%) C#
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) ACF2
2 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) BladeLogic
2 4 (6.56%) zSecure
3 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) VMware
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) CA
4 2 (3.28%) Apple
4 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.28%) IBM