The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 45 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.66% 1.11% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 1.69% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £321 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £354 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -14.11%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
587 415 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.95% 65.87% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 210 280
Average daily rate £375 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £492 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -25.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Glasgow region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 37 (56.92%) Java
2 36 (55.38%) XML
3 33 (50.77%) SQL
4 31 (47.69%) Spring
5 24 (36.92%) UNIX
6 23 (35.38%) JMS
6 23 (35.38%) MVC
7 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (33.85%) CSS
7 22 (33.85%) Perl
8 21 (32.31%) Relational Database
9 20 (30.77%) Web Application Development
9 20 (30.77%) PL/SQL
9 20 (30.77%) Oracle
9 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 20 (30.77%) XSLT
9 20 (30.77%) OO
9 20 (30.77%) Shell Script
10 19 (29.23%) J2EE
10 19 (29.23%) JDBC
10 19 (29.23%) JSP
10 19 (29.23%) Struts
10 19 (29.23%) Banking
10 19 (29.23%) CruiseControl
10 19 (29.23%) Ajax
10 19 (29.23%) WebSphere
10 19 (29.23%) iBATIS
10 19 (29.23%) Spring MVC
10 19 (29.23%) Selenium
10 19 (29.23%) Spring Web Flow

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 19 (29.23%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.54%) Lync
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) HTTP
2 3 (4.62%) IPsec
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) DHCP
4 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.54%) EDMS
6 1 (1.54%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) CruiseControl
1 19 (29.23%) Selenium
2 12 (18.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.15%) CppUnit
3 4 (6.15%) Subversion
3 4 (6.15%) GoogleTest
4 2 (3.08%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.54%) CodeRush
5 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 19 (29.23%) Banking
2 13 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 57 (87.69%) Developer
2 34 (52.31%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.23%) C++ Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (6.15%) Programmer
5 4 (6.15%) Lead Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 3 (4.62%) Java Programmer
6 3 (4.62%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) WPF Developer
7 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.08%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (55.38%) XML
2 31 (47.69%) Spring
3 23 (35.38%) JMS
4 22 (33.85%) CSS
5 20 (30.77%) XSLT
6 19 (29.23%) Struts
6 19 (29.23%) JDBC
6 19 (29.23%) JSP
6 19 (29.23%) J2EE
6 19 (29.23%) iBATIS
6 19 (29.23%) Spring MVC
6 19 (29.23%) Ajax
6 19 (29.23%) Spring Web Flow
6 19 (29.23%) GWT
7 13 (20.00%) .NET
8 10 (15.38%) STL
9 9 (13.85%) COM+
9 9 (13.85%) DCOM
9 9 (13.85%) OLE DB
9 9 (13.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.54%) Replication
2 1 (1.54%) SCORM
2 1 (1.54%) Derivative
2 1 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (1.54%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) UNIX
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.62%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) MVC
2 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.77%) OO
3 20 (30.77%) Web Application Development
4 8 (12.31%) Line Management
5 6 (9.23%) TDD
6 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
6 4 (6.15%) SOA
7 3 (4.62%) Validation
7 3 (4.62%) Build Automation
7 3 (4.62%) Change Management
7 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.08%) MVVM
8 2 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.08%) Web Design
8 2 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) Java
2 33 (50.77%) SQL
3 22 (33.85%) Perl
4 20 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 20 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 14 (21.54%) C#
6 11 (16.92%) C++
7 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.62%) Korn
9 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.54%) C-shell
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) VBScript
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) VBA
10 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Oracle
2 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) Google
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Informatica
5 1 (1.54%) Sybase
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.54%) Altiris
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