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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 64 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 1.70% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.36% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £351 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +15.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £309 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Edinburgh +10 31 £350 -12.50% 6
Glasgow -2 14 £350 +13.26% 8
Fife - 4 £255 -
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 50 (46.73%) SQL
2 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
2 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.12%) Java
4 41 (38.32%) XML
5 39 (36.45%) CSS
6 31 (28.97%) Oracle
6 31 (28.97%) Ajax
7 29 (27.10%) C#
7 29 (27.10%) MVC
8 28 (26.17%) Banking
8 28 (26.17%) Spring
9 25 (23.36%) Selenium
9 25 (23.36%) JSP
9 25 (23.36%) J2EE
9 25 (23.36%) OO
9 25 (23.36%) Struts
9 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
10 24 (22.43%) Windows
10 24 (22.43%) HTML
10 24 (22.43%) Web Application Development
11 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
11 23 (21.50%) JDBC
11 23 (21.50%) .NET
12 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
12 22 (20.56%) PL/SQL
13 21 (19.63%) UNIX
14 20 (18.69%) JMS
14 20 (18.69%) XSLT
14 20 (18.69%) Perl

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 20 (18.69%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (7.48%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.61%) JBoss
4 6 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.74%) Apache
7 3 (2.80%) nginx
8 2 (1.87%) WordPress
9 1 (0.93%) CMS
9 1 (0.93%) FileNet
9 1 (0.93%) IIS
9 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Project
1 8 (7.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) HTTP
2 10 (9.35%) DNS
3 9 (8.41%) DHCP
4 3 (2.80%) IPsec
5 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) Intranet
6 1 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.93%) PPP
6 1 (0.93%) GPRS
6 1 (0.93%) PSTN
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
2 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) DB2
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (23.36%) Selenium
2 22 (20.56%) Visual Studio
3 19 (17.76%) CruiseControl
4 13 (12.15%) JUnit
5 9 (8.41%) Subversion
6 8 (7.48%) Jasmine
7 7 (6.54%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.54%) Maven
7 7 (6.54%) NUnit
8 5 (4.67%) TestNG
8 5 (4.67%) Mockito
8 5 (4.67%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.74%) Robolectric
9 4 (3.74%) Robotium
9 4 (3.74%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.80%) QUnit
10 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.87%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.87%) VectorCAST
General
1 28 (26.17%) Banking
2 18 (16.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 83 (77.57%) Developer
2 34 (31.78%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.15%) C++ Developer
4 9 (8.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Build Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.54%) .NET Developer
6 4 (3.74%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Android Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Programmer
6 4 (3.74%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.74%) C++ Programmer
6 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) VB Developer
8 2 (1.87%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (1.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (1.87%) Junior Developer
8 2 (1.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (1.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (38.32%) XML
2 39 (36.45%) CSS
3 31 (28.97%) Ajax
4 28 (26.17%) Spring
5 25 (23.36%) JSP
5 25 (23.36%) J2EE
5 25 (23.36%) Struts
6 24 (22.43%) HTML
7 23 (21.50%) JDBC
7 23 (21.50%) .NET
8 20 (18.69%) JMS
8 20 (18.69%) XSLT
8 20 (18.69%) Spring MVC
9 19 (17.76%) Spring Web Flow
9 19 (17.76%) GWT
10 18 (16.82%) Web Services
11 17 (15.89%) iBATIS
12 14 (13.08%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (12.15%) .NET Framework
14 11 (10.28%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Replication
2 8 (7.48%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
4 2 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) EMV
5 1 (0.93%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.93%) Open Source
5 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Windows
2 21 (19.63%) UNIX
3 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.61%) Linux
6 5 (4.67%) Android
7 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) MVC
3 25 (23.36%) OO
4 24 (22.43%) Web Application Development
5 13 (12.15%) TDD
6 9 (8.41%) Web Development
7 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.61%) Build Automation
8 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.61%) CRM
8 6 (5.61%) Validation
9 5 (4.67%) Change Management
9 5 (4.67%) SOA
9 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.67%) Performance Testing
9 5 (4.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.67%) Android Development
10 4 (3.74%) Refactoring
10 4 (3.74%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.73%) SQL
2 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
3 44 (41.12%) Java
4 29 (27.10%) C#
5 22 (20.56%) PL/SQL
6 20 (18.69%) Perl
6 20 (18.69%) C++
6 20 (18.69%) Shell Script
7 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.54%) VB
8 7 (6.54%) VB6
9 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.80%) PHP
10 3 (2.80%) PHP5
11 2 (1.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.93%) C
12 1 (0.93%) C-shell
12 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.80%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.87%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (8.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (28.97%) Oracle
2 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.15%) VMware
4 9 (8.41%) Altiris
5 6 (5.61%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) Citrix
7 2 (1.87%) Google
7 2 (1.87%) Lumension
7 2 (1.87%) IBM
7 2 (1.87%) McAfee
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Xamarin
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