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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 65 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 64 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.42% 3.03% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 4.28% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 34
Average daily rate £340 £280 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -6 35 £333 +20.90% 7
Edinburgh -10 23 £350 -1.40% 5
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (46.15%) Java
2 42 (40.38%) HTML
3 40 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 36 (34.62%) XML
5 34 (32.69%) CSS
6 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (27.88%) SQL
8 28 (26.92%) .NET
8 28 (26.92%) Spring
8 28 (26.92%) Maven
9 27 (25.96%) C#
10 26 (25.00%) Finance
10 26 (25.00%) JSON
11 24 (23.08%) Oracle
11 24 (23.08%) Web Services
11 24 (23.08%) Windows
12 21 (20.19%) Hibernate
13 20 (19.23%) Relational Database
14 19 (18.27%) Jenkins
14 19 (18.27%) MVC
14 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
15 18 (17.31%) jQuery
15 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
16 16 (15.38%) Change Management
16 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 15 (14.42%) JUnit
17 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (14.42%) RESTful
18 14 (13.46%) Selenium

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (6.73%) Alfresco
1 7 (6.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.88%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.96%) Apache
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.96%) ColdFusion MX
5 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.96%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.96%) Lync
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.69%) MS Office
2 4 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.92%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) IPsec
3 1 (0.96%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.58%) RDBMS
3 11 (10.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.85%) MySQL
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.85%) Star Schema
6 3 (2.88%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) MS Access
8 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) Maven
2 19 (18.27%) Jenkins
3 15 (14.42%) JUnit
4 14 (13.46%) Selenium
5 11 (10.58%) Subversion
6 10 (9.62%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.73%) MSI
7 7 (6.73%) Ant
7 7 (6.73%) Artifactory
8 6 (5.77%) Hudson
9 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.81%) JIRA
9 5 (4.81%) QUnit
9 5 (4.81%) Jasmine
10 4 (3.85%) Gradle
10 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.85%) NUnit
10 4 (3.85%) WATIR
10 4 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
10 4 (3.85%) RSpec
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Front Office
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 70 (67.31%) Developer
2 24 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 8 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 7 (6.73%) Applications Packager
4 7 (6.73%) C# Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Applications Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Consultant
6 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.85%) UI Programmer
7 4 (3.85%) Java Programmer
7 4 (3.85%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 4 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.85%) UI Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (3.85%) Programmer
8 3 (2.88%) Lead Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.38%) HTML
2 36 (34.62%) XML
3 34 (32.69%) CSS
4 28 (26.92%) .NET
4 28 (26.92%) Spring
5 26 (25.00%) JSON
6 24 (23.08%) Web Services
7 21 (20.19%) Hibernate
8 18 (17.31%) jQuery
9 15 (14.42%) RESTful
10 13 (12.50%) HTML5
11 12 (11.54%) ASP.NET
12 11 (10.58%) JSP
12 11 (10.58%) J2EE
12 11 (10.58%) Spring MVC
13 10 (9.62%) REST
14 9 (8.65%) Ajax
14 9 (8.65%) Gherkin
15 8 (7.69%) Backbone.js
15 8 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Open Source
2 4 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.88%) FMCG
3 3 (2.88%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (2.88%) Ontologies
4 1 (0.96%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.08%) Windows
2 13 (12.50%) Linux
3 9 (8.65%) UNIX
4 8 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (0.96%) Android
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (18.27%) MVC
3 16 (15.38%) Change Management
4 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (12.50%) Scrum
5 13 (12.50%) SOA
5 13 (12.50%) TDD
6 11 (10.58%) OO
6 11 (10.58%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.65%) BDD
8 8 (7.69%) Refactoring
8 8 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.73%) Project Management
9 7 (6.73%) Web Development
9 7 (6.73%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.81%) Document Management
10 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) Java
2 40 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 29 (27.88%) SQL
4 27 (25.96%) C#
5 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.69%) VBScript
6 8 (7.69%) VB
6 8 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.77%) Groovy
8 4 (3.85%) Python
9 3 (2.88%) Perl
10 2 (1.92%) C++
11 1 (0.96%) XAML
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) MCSD
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.96%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.85%) Puppet
2 4 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) Control-M
3 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) Oracle
2 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.46%) VMware
4 12 (11.54%) HP
5 7 (6.73%) JBoss
6 5 (4.81%) CA
7 4 (3.85%) Adobe
8 3 (2.88%) IBM
9 2 (1.92%) Google
9 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 2 (1.92%) Sybase
9 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.92%) NetApp
10 1 (0.96%) McAfee
10 1 (0.96%) Informatica
10 1 (0.96%) Sun
10 1 (0.96%) Progress
10 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.96%) Telerik
10 1 (0.96%) Lumension
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