Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 81 115
Rank change year-on-year +30 +34 -31
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 58 52 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.07% 2.00% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.28% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £306 £338 £355
90th Percentile £536 £450 £588
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £41.85 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.31% - -

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 1,686 2,285 2,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.30% 88.02% 88.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1,172 1,519
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £285 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £20.02 £27.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.87% +32.14% -16.00%
10th Percentile £15.78 £15.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £46.41 £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +19.05% -12.50%

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 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.83%) Test Automation
4 17 (29.31%) Android
4 17 (29.31%) Android Development
4 17 (29.31%) User Experience
4 17 (29.31%) Kotlin
5 15 (25.86%) Public Sector
5 15 (25.86%) Spring
6 14 (24.14%) Banking
6 14 (24.14%) Finance
6 14 (24.14%) JavaScript
6 14 (24.14%) AWS
7 13 (22.41%) HTML
7 13 (22.41%) React
8 12 (20.69%) CSS
9 11 (18.97%) NoSQL
9 11 (18.97%) Mobile Banking
10 10 (17.24%) REST
10 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (15.52%) OO
11 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
11 9 (15.52%) Java 8
12 8 (13.79%) PSD2
12 8 (13.79%) Serverless
12 8 (13.79%) Spring Boot
12 8 (13.79%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.79%) Amazon S3
12 8 (13.79%) SaaS

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 5 (8.62%) Camunda
2 4 (6.90%) Apache
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
3 3 (5.17%) JBoss
3 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.17%) WildFly
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) AWS
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon S3
2 8 (13.79%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (13.79%) PaaS
2 8 (13.79%) SaaS
2 8 (13.79%) Serverless
3 7 (12.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (10.34%) Azure
4 6 (10.34%) GCP
4 6 (10.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Internet
1 6 (10.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) NoSQL
2 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (12.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.90%) JIRA
3 4 (6.90%) JUnit
3 4 (6.90%) Maven
4 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.17%) Subversion
5 2 (3.45%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.86%) Public Sector
2 14 (24.14%) Banking
2 14 (24.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (93.10%) Developer
2 22 (37.93%) Senior Developer
3 17 (29.31%) Android Developer
4 14 (24.14%) Java Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 6 (10.34%) UI Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Python Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Android Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) AWS Developer
11 1 (1.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 1 (1.72%) HTML Developer
11 1 (1.72%) iOS Developer
11 1 (1.72%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) Spring
2 13 (22.41%) HTML
2 13 (22.41%) React
3 12 (20.69%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) REST
5 9 (15.52%) AngularJS
6 8 (13.79%) .NET
6 8 (13.79%) Spring Boot
7 7 (12.07%) RESTful
8 6 (10.34%) Flask
8 6 (10.34%) Node.js
8 6 (10.34%) Redux
9 4 (6.90%) JSON
9 4 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (6.90%) Vue.js
10 3 (5.17%) Java EE
10 3 (5.17%) JPA
10 3 (5.17%) JSTL
10 3 (5.17%) OAuth
10 3 (5.17%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) User Experience
2 11 (18.97%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Android
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 17 (29.31%) Android Development
4 9 (15.52%) OO
5 8 (13.79%) ETL
6 7 (12.07%) Code Coverage
6 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (12.07%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.34%) CQRS
7 6 (10.34%) DevOps
7 6 (10.34%) Open Source
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
7 6 (10.34%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (10.34%) Web Development
8 5 (8.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 5 (8.62%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) UML
9 4 (6.90%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 34 (58.62%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) Kotlin
3 14 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.52%) Java 8
5 8 (13.79%) C#
5 8 (13.79%) Python
6 6 (10.34%) SQL
6 6 (10.34%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.17%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (3.45%) VB6
9 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.72%) ES6
9 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Google
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) SAP