The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 54 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 84 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.06% 1.31% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 1.87% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 6 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.33% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £350 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £488 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 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 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 1711 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 69.98% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 861 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 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 1 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 34 £375 - 5
Edinburgh +6 30 £370 - 11
Fife - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 74 (47.13%) Java
2 60 (38.22%) XML
3 56 (35.67%) SQL
4 54 (34.39%) JavaScript
4 54 (34.39%) Spring
5 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (30.57%) CSS
6 43 (27.39%) MVC
7 41 (26.11%) HTML
8 39 (24.84%) Finance
9 37 (23.57%) .NET
10 36 (22.93%) C#
11 34 (21.66%) Oracle
11 34 (21.66%) Web Services
11 34 (21.66%) JSON
12 32 (20.38%) Relational Database
13 31 (19.75%) Ajax
13 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (18.47%) Spring MVC
15 28 (17.83%) Windows
16 27 (17.20%) UNIX
17 25 (15.92%) Maven
17 25 (15.92%) HTML5
18 23 (14.65%) PL/SQL
18 23 (14.65%) HTTP
19 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
19 22 (14.01%) OO
19 22 (14.01%) Banking
19 22 (14.01%) Web Application Development
20 21 (13.38%) CSS3

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (10.19%) WebSphere
2 13 (8.28%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.18%) Confluence
4 4 (2.55%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.91%) Lync
5 3 (1.91%) IIS
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.27%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.64%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.27%) MS Project
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.27%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) HTTP
2 3 (1.91%) IPsec
3 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) DNS
3 2 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (0.64%) FTP
4 1 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.38%) Relational Database
2 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.64%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (5.10%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (3.18%) MS Access
8 4 (2.55%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.64%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 25 (15.92%) Maven
2 21 (13.38%) Subversion
3 18 (11.46%) Visual Studio
3 18 (11.46%) Selenium
4 17 (10.83%) CruiseControl
5 16 (10.19%) JUnit
6 14 (8.92%) QUnit
7 13 (8.28%) Jenkins
8 12 (7.64%) Jasmine
9 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
10 7 (4.46%) JIRA
11 5 (3.18%) GoogleTest
11 5 (3.18%) Hudson
11 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.18%) NetBeans
12 4 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (2.55%) CppUnit
13 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.91%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
General
1 39 (24.84%) Finance
2 22 (14.01%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Front Office
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 132 (84.08%) Developer
2 50 (31.85%) Java Developer
3 12 (7.64%) Programmer
4 11 (7.01%) Lead Developer
5 10 (6.37%) .NET Developer
5 10 (6.37%) C++ Developer
6 9 (5.73%) User Experience Developer
6 9 (5.73%) Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Applications Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (3.82%) C++ Programmer
9 5 (3.18%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.18%) Java Programmer
9 5 (3.18%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 4 (2.55%) C++/C# Developer
10 4 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (38.22%) XML
2 54 (34.39%) Spring
3 48 (30.57%) CSS
4 41 (26.11%) HTML
5 37 (23.57%) .NET
6 34 (21.66%) Web Services
6 34 (21.66%) JSON
7 31 (19.75%) Ajax
8 29 (18.47%) Spring MVC
9 25 (15.92%) HTML5
10 21 (13.38%) CSS3
10 21 (13.38%) jQuery
10 21 (13.38%) JSP
11 20 (12.74%) JMS
11 20 (12.74%) GWT
12 19 (12.10%) Hibernate
12 19 (12.10%) Struts
12 19 (12.10%) J2EE
12 19 (12.10%) REST
13 18 (11.46%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Open Source
2 10 (6.37%) Smartphone
3 5 (3.18%) FMCG
4 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.91%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (1.91%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.64%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.64%) SCORM
6 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.64%) Derivative
6 1 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) Windows
2 27 (17.20%) UNIX
3 20 (12.74%) Linux
4 17 (10.83%) Mac OS X
5 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.91%) Solaris
7 3 (1.91%) Android
8 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.39%) MVC
3 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (14.01%) OO
4 22 (14.01%) Web Application Development
5 15 (9.55%) SOA
5 15 (9.55%) Waterfall
6 14 (8.92%) Refactoring
7 13 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (8.28%) TDD
8 12 (7.64%) Project Management
9 10 (6.37%) Web Development
10 9 (5.73%) Change Management
11 8 (5.10%) Scrum
11 8 (5.10%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.10%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (3.82%) System Testing
12 6 (3.82%) Build Automation
13 5 (3.18%) Dependency Management
13 5 (3.18%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 74 (47.13%) Java
2 56 (35.67%) SQL
3 54 (34.39%) JavaScript
4 36 (22.93%) C#
5 23 (14.65%) PL/SQL
6 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
7 17 (10.83%) C++
7 17 (10.83%) Perl
8 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.46%) VB
10 6 (3.82%) VBA
11 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.91%) VBScript
13 2 (1.27%) Korn
13 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.64%) Scala
14 1 (0.64%) Python
14 1 (0.64%) XAML
14 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (0.64%) MCSD
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Control-M
2 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (21.66%) Oracle
2 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
3 7 (4.46%) Google
4 5 (3.18%) Citrix
5 3 (1.91%) JBoss
5 3 (1.91%) Sybase
5 3 (1.91%) IBM
5 3 (1.91%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) Altiris
6 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter
7 1 (0.64%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.64%) Progress
7 1 (0.64%) Apple
7 1 (0.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.64%) Telerik
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