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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 80 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 42 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 1.66% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.36% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £400 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2092 1737 1482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 70.50% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 892 768
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 37
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +62.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Edinburgh 0 26 £350 -12.50% 10
Glasgow +3 11 £331 +1.92% 11
Fife - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 53 (46.09%) SQL
2 51 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (41.74%) JavaScript
4 46 (40.00%) XML
5 43 (37.39%) Java
6 42 (36.52%) CSS
7 35 (30.43%) MVC
7 35 (30.43%) Ajax
8 34 (29.57%) Oracle
9 33 (28.70%) Spring
10 32 (27.83%) C#
11 28 (24.35%) Windows
12 27 (23.48%) Web Application Development
12 27 (23.48%) Relational Database
13 26 (22.61%) JSP
14 25 (21.74%) HTML
14 25 (21.74%) PL/SQL
14 25 (21.74%) .NET
14 25 (21.74%) J2EE
14 25 (21.74%) Struts
14 25 (21.74%) Banking
15 24 (20.87%) UNIX
15 24 (20.87%) Selenium
16 23 (20.00%) Perl
16 23 (20.00%) Visual Studio
16 23 (20.00%) JMS
16 23 (20.00%) Spring MVC
17 22 (19.13%) C++
17 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
17 22 (19.13%) JDBC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 21 (18.26%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.22%) JBoss
3 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.35%) Apache
4 5 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.61%) nginx
7 2 (1.74%) WordPress
8 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.87%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Project
1 6 (5.22%) MS Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) HTTP
2 8 (6.96%) DNS
3 7 (6.09%) DHCP
4 5 (4.35%) IPsec
5 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.87%) SAN
6 1 (0.87%) Internet
6 1 (0.87%) PPP
6 1 (0.87%) GPRS
6 1 (0.87%) PSTN
6 1 (0.87%) WAN
6 1 (0.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.48%) Relational Database
2 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.74%) MS Access
6 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.87%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Selenium
2 23 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 20 (17.39%) CruiseControl
4 13 (11.30%) JUnit
5 9 (7.83%) Jasmine
6 7 (6.09%) NUnit
6 7 (6.09%) Subversion
7 6 (5.22%) QUnit
8 5 (4.35%) Maven
8 5 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.35%) TestNG
8 5 (4.35%) GoogleTest
9 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.48%) Mockito
9 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.48%) CppUnit
9 4 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.74%) MSTest
11 2 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 25 (21.74%) Banking
2 20 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (77.39%) Developer
2 31 (26.96%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.30%) C++ Developer
4 11 (9.57%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (6.96%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) Build Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Programmer
7 6 (5.22%) C++ Programmer
8 5 (4.35%) C++/C# Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.61%) VB Developer
10 3 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (1.74%) WPF Developer
11 2 (1.74%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.00%) XML
2 42 (36.52%) CSS
3 35 (30.43%) Ajax
4 33 (28.70%) Spring
5 26 (22.61%) JSP
6 25 (21.74%) Struts
6 25 (21.74%) HTML
6 25 (21.74%) .NET
6 25 (21.74%) J2EE
7 23 (20.00%) JMS
7 23 (20.00%) Spring MVC
8 22 (19.13%) JDBC
9 21 (18.26%) XSLT
10 20 (17.39%) iBATIS
10 20 (17.39%) Spring Web Flow
10 20 (17.39%) GWT
11 19 (16.52%) Web Services
12 13 (11.30%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (10.43%) STL
13 12 (10.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Replication
2 6 (5.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.48%) User Experience
4 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.74%) Open Source
6 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.87%) EPoS
6 1 (0.87%) EMV
6 1 (0.87%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.87%) GIS
6 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.87%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
2 24 (20.87%) UNIX
3 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.09%) Linux
6 5 (4.35%) Android
7 4 (3.48%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.43%) MVC
3 27 (23.48%) Web Application Development
4 22 (19.13%) OO
5 16 (13.91%) TDD
6 9 (7.83%) Validation
6 9 (7.83%) Web Development
6 9 (7.83%) SOA
7 8 (6.96%) Build Automation
7 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (5.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.22%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.35%) CRM
9 5 (4.35%) Change Management
9 5 (4.35%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (3.48%) System Testing
10 4 (3.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.09%) SQL
2 48 (41.74%) JavaScript
3 43 (37.39%) Java
4 32 (27.83%) C#
5 25 (21.74%) PL/SQL
6 23 (20.00%) Perl
7 22 (19.13%) C++
7 22 (19.13%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.96%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.09%) VB
10 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.35%) VB6
12 3 (2.61%) Korn
12 3 (2.61%) PHP5
12 3 (2.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.87%) C
13 1 (0.87%) C-shell
13 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.74%) Firmware
5 1 (0.87%) Samba
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (6.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.74%) Control-M
3 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (29.57%) Oracle
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.17%) VMware
4 7 (6.09%) Altiris
4 7 (6.09%) Citrix
5 6 (5.22%) HP
6 5 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (0.87%) Twitter
7 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.87%) IBM
7 1 (0.87%) Informatica
7 1 (0.87%) Apple
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