Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 111 80
Rank change year-on-year +31 -31 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 48 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.86% 1.10% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.25% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £355 £339 £363
90th Percentile £450 £588 £531
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £44.50

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 2,253 2,630 1,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.33% 87.78% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 1,558 939
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £287 £249
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -16.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.61 £12.83 £14.23
90th Percentile £45.99 £119.33 £52.02
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +13.95% +6.17% -32.50%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019, 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 30 (62.50%) Java
2 24 (50.00%) Spring
3 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
4 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (43.75%) HTML
5 21 (43.75%) Linux
6 20 (41.67%) CSS
7 19 (39.58%) JUnit
7 19 (39.58%) Jenkins
8 17 (35.42%) React
9 15 (31.25%) DevOps
9 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
10 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
10 14 (29.17%) Maven
10 14 (29.17%) Microservices
11 13 (27.08%) TDD
11 13 (27.08%) Python
12 12 (25.00%) Banking
13 11 (22.92%) Front End Development
13 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
13 11 (22.92%) Scrum
13 11 (22.92%) JIRA
14 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
14 10 (20.83%) Finance
14 10 (20.83%) SQL
15 9 (18.75%) TeamCity
15 9 (18.75%) BDD
15 9 (18.75%) Redux
16 8 (16.67%) Java 8

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 4 (8.33%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) WildFly
3 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) npm
2 2 (4.17%) Yarn
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
1 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Jenkins
1 19 (39.58%) JUnit
2 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 14 (29.17%) Maven
4 11 (22.92%) JIRA
5 9 (18.75%) TeamCity
6 8 (16.67%) Subversion
7 7 (14.58%) Grunt
7 7 (14.58%) gulp
7 7 (14.58%) webpack
8 6 (12.50%) Mocha
9 5 (10.42%) Hudson
10 4 (8.33%) Gradle
10 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
11 3 (6.25%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
12 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
12 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
12 1 (2.08%) JSUnit
12 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 12 (25.00%) Banking
2 10 (20.83%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (93.75%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.25%) React Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Salesforce Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) Spring
2 21 (43.75%) HTML
3 20 (41.67%) CSS
4 17 (35.42%) React
5 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
6 9 (18.75%) Redux
7 8 (16.67%) JSON
7 8 (16.67%) Spring Boot
8 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
8 7 (14.58%) HTML5
8 7 (14.58%) RESTful
8 7 (14.58%) Sass
8 7 (14.58%) Web Services
8 7 (14.58%) XML
9 6 (12.50%) Jest
9 6 (12.50%) jQuery
9 6 (12.50%) Node.js
9 6 (12.50%) REST
9 6 (12.50%) Semantic HTML
9 6 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) iPad
3 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) DevOps
3 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (29.17%) Microservices
4 13 (27.08%) TDD
5 11 (22.92%) Front End Development
5 11 (22.92%) Scrum
5 11 (22.92%) Software Engineering
6 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.75%) BDD
8 6 (12.50%) Multithreading
9 5 (10.42%) Case Management
9 5 (10.42%) OO
9 5 (10.42%) Performance Management
9 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
10 4 (8.33%) Code Coverage
10 4 (8.33%) Kanban
10 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) Java
2 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
3 13 (27.08%) Python
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) Groovy
5 8 (16.67%) Java 8
6 5 (10.42%) Perl
7 4 (8.33%) C#
7 4 (8.33%) C++
8 3 (6.25%) Apple Swift
8 3 (6.25%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.17%) ES6
9 2 (4.17%) Kotlin
9 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.08%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) IFRS
1 1 (2.08%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Kibana
3 1 (2.08%) logstash
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) RedGate
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) TOWER Software