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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 49 66
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 2.70% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 3.27% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 10
Median daily rate £263 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.37% +12.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 763 1255 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.78% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 704 662
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
4 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) CSS3
4 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
4 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) REST

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
3 4 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 4 (25.00%) iOS Developer
3 4 (25.00%) UI Developer
4 3 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior UI Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Pentaho Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (25.00%) CSS3
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (18.75%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) Core Data
5 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) React
6 1 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (6.25%) Spring
6 1 (6.25%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
6 2 (12.50%) Benchmarking
6 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Separation of Concerns
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (12.50%) Apple Swift
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PHP 7
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Apple
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
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