Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 86 99
Rank change year-on-year +42 +13 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 22 32 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.84% 1.40% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.62% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 16
Median daily rate £470 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £404 £325
90th Percentile £723 £491 £525
Scotland median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £45.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.23% -

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 647 1,974 2,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 83.48% 86.09% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 1,022 1,450
Median daily rate £448 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £233 £281 £281
90th Percentile £605 £600 £563
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 30 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £21.03 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.68 £41.30 £43.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £17.63
% change year-on-year +55.56% +27.66% -35.91%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) CSS
3 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (45.45%) JIRA
4 10 (45.45%) Refactoring
4 10 (45.45%) Linux
4 10 (45.45%) IBM
5 9 (40.91%) Programme Management
6 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
6 8 (36.36%) Curam
6 8 (36.36%) TypeScript
7 7 (31.82%) Public Sector
7 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) DB2
8 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 6 (27.27%) Confluence
8 6 (27.27%) Node.js
8 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
9 5 (22.73%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
9 5 (22.73%) TDD
10 4 (18.18%) Subversion
10 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
10 4 (18.18%) Python
10 4 (18.18%) Analytics
10 4 (18.18%) CSS3
10 4 (18.18%) HTML5
10 4 (18.18%) Axure RP

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 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (27.27%) Confluence
3 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Functions
2 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (18.18%) Axure RP
4 4 (18.18%) Cypress.io
4 4 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) GitLab
5 2 (9.09%) webpack
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 7 (31.82%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (9.09%) HTML Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 2 (9.09%) React Developer
3 2 (9.09%) UI Developer
3 2 (9.09%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (9.09%) UX Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Python Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) CSS
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 6 (27.27%) Node.js
3 4 (18.18%) CSS3
3 4 (18.18%) HTML5
3 4 (18.18%) Jest
3 4 (18.18%) React
3 4 (18.18%) Redux
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Vue.js
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) Struts
5 1 (4.55%) Swagger
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (45.45%) Refactoring
4 9 (40.91%) Programme Management
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
6 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
7 4 (18.18%) Web Development
8 3 (13.64%) Machine Learning
9 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 2 (9.09%) Fintech
9 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 2 (9.09%) Open Source
9 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
10 1 (4.55%) MVC
10 1 (4.55%) OO
10 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) TypeScript
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) IBM
2 8 (36.36%) Curam
3 1 (4.55%) Okta
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com