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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 56 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 31 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.20% 2.59% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 3.27% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 8
Average daily rate £395 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £398 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +10.29%
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
1148 1040 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.48% 79.27% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 577 449
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (40.74%) CSS
4 21 (38.89%) Finance
5 20 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (33.33%) Web Services
6 18 (33.33%) Linux
7 15 (27.78%) HTTP
7 15 (27.78%) SDLC
8 14 (25.93%) XML
8 14 (25.93%) HTML
8 14 (25.93%) JSON
8 14 (25.93%) JIRA
9 13 (24.07%) Web Development
9 13 (24.07%) Project Management
9 13 (24.07%) AngularJS
10 12 (22.22%) RESTful
10 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
10 12 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 12 (22.22%) SOAP
10 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 11 (20.37%) Refactoring
11 11 (20.37%) System Testing
11 11 (20.37%) iOS Development
11 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
11 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
12 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
12 10 (18.52%) Apache
12 10 (18.52%) Java
12 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (18.52%) Apache
2 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.96%) Confluence
3 7 (12.96%) Node.js
4 6 (11.11%) nginx
5 4 (7.41%) IIS
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.56%) JBoss
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.85%) WildFly
7 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) HTTP
2 4 (7.41%) DHCP
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) FTP
2 4 (7.41%) IPsec
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) DB2
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.85%) dBASE
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) JIRA
2 10 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.96%) Jasmine
4 5 (9.26%) NUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.41%) JUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Mockito
5 4 (7.41%) NetBeans
5 4 (7.41%) Selenium
5 4 (7.41%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.70%) Appium
7 2 (3.70%) Grunt
7 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.85%) Hudson
8 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) iOS Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Data Modeller
6 3 (5.56%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.56%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) CSS
2 18 (33.33%) Web Services
3 14 (25.93%) HTML
3 14 (25.93%) JSON
3 14 (25.93%) XML
4 13 (24.07%) AngularJS
5 12 (22.22%) RESTful
5 12 (22.22%) SOAP
6 9 (16.67%) CSS3
6 9 (16.67%) REST
7 8 (14.81%) .NET
7 8 (14.81%) HTML5
7 8 (14.81%) jQuery
7 8 (14.81%) Servlets
8 7 (12.96%) LESS
9 6 (11.11%) hapi
9 6 (11.11%) React
9 6 (11.11%) RefluxJS
9 6 (11.11%) RequireJS
10 5 (9.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) iPad
3 5 (9.26%) User Experience
4 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.85%) Clustering
7 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.85%) FMCG
7 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
3 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X
4 7 (12.96%) Unix
5 3 (5.56%) Windows
6 2 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (27.78%) SDLC
4 13 (24.07%) Project Management
4 13 (24.07%) Web Development
5 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 12 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
6 11 (20.37%) iOS Development
6 11 (20.37%) Refactoring
6 11 (20.37%) System Testing
7 10 (18.52%) MVC
8 9 (16.67%) API Design
8 9 (16.67%) Open Source
9 8 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (14.81%) Scrum
9 8 (14.81%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.52%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) Objective-C
3 9 (16.67%) Apple Swift
4 8 (14.81%) C#
5 6 (11.11%) ES6
6 4 (7.41%) PHP
6 4 (7.41%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) JSX
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.41%) QA
3 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Xen
3 2 (3.70%) Docker
3 2 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) Informatica
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) Pega
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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