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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 65 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.36% 1.14% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.63% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £276 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £445 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
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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
1061 860 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.37% 70.20% 66.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 452 313
Average daily rate £400 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £6.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Java
3 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (40.54%) CSS
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle
6 11 (29.73%) Spring
6 11 (29.73%) Ajax
6 11 (29.73%) JUnit
6 11 (29.73%) HTML
6 11 (29.73%) Web Application Development
7 10 (27.03%) C#
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) JSP
9 8 (21.62%) C++
9 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
9 8 (21.62%) MVC
10 7 (18.92%) J2EE
10 7 (18.92%) UNIX
10 7 (18.92%) Struts
10 7 (18.92%) Subversion
11 6 (16.22%) Banking
11 6 (16.22%) Selenium
11 6 (16.22%) jQuery
11 6 (16.22%) Backbone.js
11 6 (16.22%) XML
11 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
11 6 (16.22%) Jasmine
12 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (13.51%) Relational Database

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
2 3 (8.11%) Confluence
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) JUnit
2 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
3 7 (18.92%) Subversion
4 6 (16.22%) Selenium
4 6 (16.22%) Jasmine
5 5 (13.51%) TestNG
5 5 (13.51%) Maven
6 4 (10.81%) CruiseControl
7 3 (8.11%) NetBeans
7 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (8.11%) JIRA
7 3 (8.11%) NUnit
7 3 (8.11%) QUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.41%) Mockito
8 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.70%) Hudson
9 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (91.89%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Java Developer
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (18.92%) Programmer
4 7 (18.92%) C++ Developer
4 7 (18.92%) C++ Programmer
5 6 (16.22%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.70%) VB Developer
7 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) UX Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.70%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) CSS
2 11 (29.73%) Spring
2 11 (29.73%) Ajax
2 11 (29.73%) HTML
3 8 (21.62%) JSP
4 7 (18.92%) J2EE
4 7 (18.92%) Struts
5 6 (16.22%) jQuery
5 6 (16.22%) Backbone.js
5 6 (16.22%) XML
6 5 (13.51%) JDBC
6 5 (13.51%) Spring MVC
7 4 (10.81%) iBATIS
7 4 (10.81%) Spring Web Flow
7 4 (10.81%) GWT
7 4 (10.81%) CSS3
7 4 (10.81%) HTML5
7 4 (10.81%) JMS
7 4 (10.81%) .NET
7 4 (10.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.41%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Web Application Development
3 8 (21.62%) MVC
4 5 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (13.51%) UML
4 5 (13.51%) Web Development
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) OO
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Android Development
6 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
6 2 (5.41%) Validation
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.03%) C#
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) C++
6 6 (16.22%) PL/SQL
7 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (10.81%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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