The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 52 96 66
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -30
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 82 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.93% 0.73% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 1.05% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 4 14
Average daily rate
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£351 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £272 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £435 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Scotland region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +18 36 £375 - 7
Edinburgh +3 17 £243 -46.11% 7
West Lothian +7 5 £375 -6.36%
Fife -2 1 £288 +10.57% 2
Dundee - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 67 (42.95%) Java
2 63 (40.38%) XML
3 59 (37.82%) SQL
4 54 (34.62%) JavaScript
5 50 (32.05%) Spring
6 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (28.85%) CSS
8 43 (27.56%) MVC
9 36 (23.08%) HTML
9 36 (23.08%) Windows
10 34 (21.79%) C#
10 34 (21.79%) .NET
10 34 (21.79%) Finance
11 32 (20.51%) Oracle
11 32 (20.51%) Ajax
11 32 (20.51%) Relational Database
12 31 (19.87%) JSON
12 31 (19.87%) Web Services
13 30 (19.23%) Spring MVC
14 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (17.95%) UNIX
15 25 (16.03%) Web Application Development
16 24 (15.38%) HTTP
16 24 (15.38%) Banking
17 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
17 23 (14.74%) OO
17 23 (14.74%) Visual Studio
17 23 (14.74%) PL/SQL
17 23 (14.74%) HTML5
18 22 (14.10%) CSS3

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 13 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.21%) Confluence
5 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 3 (1.92%) Lync
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) MS Project
1 8 (5.13%) MS Office
2 5 (3.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.38%) HTTP
2 9 (5.77%) DNS
2 9 (5.77%) DHCP
3 5 (3.21%) IPsec
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.49%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.21%) MS Access
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.64%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.64%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 23 (14.74%) Visual Studio
2 20 (12.82%) Maven
3 19 (12.18%) CruiseControl
3 19 (12.18%) Subversion
4 17 (10.90%) Selenium
4 17 (10.90%) JUnit
5 14 (8.97%) QUnit
6 12 (7.69%) Jasmine
7 9 (5.77%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.13%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.49%) JIRA
10 6 (3.85%) Hudson
10 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.21%) NetBeans
11 5 (3.21%) GoogleTest
12 4 (2.56%) CppUnit
13 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.28%) VectorCAST
14 2 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
14 2 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (21.79%) Finance
2 24 (15.38%) Banking
3 6 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 124 (79.49%) Developer
2 45 (28.85%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 12 (7.69%) Programmer
5 9 (5.77%) C# Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Build Engineer
5 9 (5.77%) Lead Developer
5 9 (5.77%) User Experience Developer
6 8 (5.13%) Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) C++ Programmer
6 8 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (3.85%) C++/C# Developer
9 5 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.21%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (1.92%) Java Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (40.38%) XML
2 50 (32.05%) Spring
3 45 (28.85%) CSS
4 36 (23.08%) HTML
5 34 (21.79%) .NET
6 32 (20.51%) Ajax
7 31 (19.87%) JSON
7 31 (19.87%) Web Services
8 30 (19.23%) Spring MVC
9 23 (14.74%) HTML5
10 22 (14.10%) CSS3
10 22 (14.10%) REST
10 22 (14.10%) JMS
11 21 (13.46%) JSP
12 20 (12.82%) XSLT
12 20 (12.82%) GWT
13 19 (12.18%) iBATIS
13 19 (12.18%) Struts
13 19 (12.18%) J2EE
14 18 (11.54%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Smartphone
1 11 (7.05%) Open Source
2 9 (5.77%) Replication
3 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.21%) FMCG
5 3 (1.92%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (1.92%) Ontologies
5 3 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.64%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) SCORM
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.08%) Windows
2 28 (17.95%) UNIX
3 20 (12.82%) Linux
3 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (10.90%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.92%) Solaris
7 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.56%) MVC
3 28 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (16.03%) Web Application Development
5 23 (14.74%) OO
6 15 (9.62%) Waterfall
7 14 (8.97%) Refactoring
8 13 (8.33%) TDD
9 12 (7.69%) Project Management
10 10 (6.41%) SOA
10 10 (6.41%) Validation
10 10 (6.41%) Web Development
11 8 (5.13%) Build Automation
11 8 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.49%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (3.85%) Change Management
13 6 (3.85%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (42.95%) Java
2 59 (37.82%) SQL
3 54 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 34 (21.79%) C#
5 23 (14.74%) PL/SQL
6 21 (13.46%) C++
7 19 (12.18%) Perl
8 18 (11.54%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.49%) VB
11 6 (3.85%) VBA
11 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.92%) VBScript
13 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.28%) Korn
14 1 (0.64%) Scala
14 1 (0.64%) XAML
14 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) Degree
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (20.51%) Oracle
2 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.26%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) Altiris
5 8 (5.13%) HP
6 7 (4.49%) Citrix
7 5 (3.21%) Google
8 3 (1.92%) Sybase
9 2 (1.28%) IBM
10 1 (0.64%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.64%) Apple
10 1 (0.64%) Informatica
10 1 (0.64%) Progress
10 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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