The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 81 73
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 19 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.59% 1.26% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.48% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
Median daily rate £350 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £348 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (50.00%) CSS
3 12 (50.00%) HTML
3 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (45.83%) Web Services
5 9 (37.50%) Sass
5 9 (37.50%) Front End Development
6 8 (33.33%) Web Development
6 8 (33.33%) C#
6 8 (33.33%) C++
7 7 (29.17%) Web Design
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) TDD
7 7 (29.17%) D3.js
7 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.83%) Finance
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
9 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.83%) Use Case
9 5 (20.83%) jQuery
9 5 (20.83%) SDLC
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (16.67%) RESTful
10 4 (16.67%) Scrum

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.17%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) GitLab
3 2 (8.33%) Hudson
3 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.33%) Mockito
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Bower
4 1 (4.17%) ProC
4 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Angular Developer
4 7 (29.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (8.33%) HTML Developer
8 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
8 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Database Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Perl Developer
9 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
9 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
9 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
9 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 12 (50.00%) CSS
1 12 (50.00%) HTML
2 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 9 (37.50%) Sass
4 7 (29.17%) D3.js
5 5 (20.83%) jQuery
6 4 (16.67%) RESTful
7 3 (12.50%) Node.js
7 3 (12.50%) Spring
8 2 (8.33%) .NET
8 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.33%) CSS3
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) JSON
8 2 (8.33%) React
8 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Front End Development
2 8 (33.33%) Web Development
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 7 (29.17%) Web Design
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
5 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.83%) Use Case
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Microservices
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) SOA
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 8 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) PROC SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Pega
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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