Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 85 85
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 35 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.18% 1.69% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.01% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £261
90th Percentile £588 £485 £488
Scotland median daily rate £368 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -2.00% -3.23% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.25 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -7.98% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2492 1787 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.90% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1024 1353
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £36.68 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (48.57%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 15 (42.86%) TDD
4 14 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 14 (40.00%) Linux
5 13 (37.14%) Web Services
6 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (34.29%) HTML
6 12 (34.29%) CSS
6 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
7 11 (31.43%) RESTful
7 11 (31.43%) Sass
7 11 (31.43%) Web Development
7 11 (31.43%) JSON
8 10 (28.57%) C#
8 10 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 10 (28.57%) Front End Development
9 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (25.71%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) XML
10 8 (22.86%) Refactoring
10 8 (22.86%) Use Case
10 8 (22.86%) Scrum
11 7 (20.00%) Web Design
11 7 (20.00%) SQL
11 7 (20.00%) SDLC
12 6 (17.14%) User Experience

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 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.86%) Drupal
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
3 3 (8.57%) GitHub
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) CTI
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) Redis
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.57%) Artifactory
4 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) GitLab
4 3 (8.57%) Gradle
4 3 (8.57%) Mockito
4 3 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.71%) Hudson
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.86%) Bower
6 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 9 (25.71%) Software Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Development Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Development Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) Web Services
2 12 (34.29%) CSS
2 12 (34.29%) HTML
3 11 (31.43%) JSON
3 11 (31.43%) RESTful
3 11 (31.43%) Sass
4 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
5 8 (22.86%) XML
6 6 (17.14%) Spring
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) D3.js
7 5 (14.29%) jQuery
7 5 (14.29%) REST
7 5 (14.29%) SOAP
8 4 (11.43%) .NET Core
8 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (11.43%) CSS3
8 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
8 4 (11.43%) React
8 4 (11.43%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) N-Tier
3 3 (8.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.71%) Blog
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (48.57%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (31.43%) Web Development
5 10 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 10 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.86%) Refactoring
6 8 (22.86%) Scrum
6 8 (22.86%) Use Case
7 7 (20.00%) SDLC
7 7 (20.00%) Web Design
8 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (14.29%) Kanban
9 5 (14.29%) Microservices
9 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
9 5 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 10 (28.57%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) C++
6 4 (11.43%) ES6
6 4 (11.43%) Python
7 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.57%) Ruby
8 2 (5.71%) Perl
8 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 2 (5.71%) XPath
9 1 (2.86%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) MCSD
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 3 (8.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Avaya
2 2 (5.71%) Pega
3 1 (2.86%) Hyperion