Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 100 91
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 53 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.86% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.41% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 29
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £332 £308 £313
90th Percentile £575 £588 £485
Scotland median daily rate £419 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +16.32% -4.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £39.00 - £42.50

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 2,535 2,480 1,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.76% 85.25% 85.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,293 1,443 1,048
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £269 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £356
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.55% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.33% +11.20%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.22 £11.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.52 £46.01
Scotland median hourly rate £24.75 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -1.18%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018, 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 28 (52.83%) Java
1 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 25 (47.17%) HTML
3 23 (43.40%) CSS
4 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (41.51%) Spring
5 20 (37.74%) JUnit
5 20 (37.74%) AngularJS
6 18 (33.96%) Linux
7 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
7 17 (32.08%) Front End Development
8 16 (30.19%) React
9 15 (28.30%) Maven
9 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
9 15 (28.30%) HTML5
10 14 (26.42%) SQL
11 13 (24.53%) Python
11 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
11 13 (24.53%) Unix
12 12 (22.64%) TDD
12 12 (22.64%) XML
12 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (20.75%) Oracle
14 10 (18.87%) Banking
14 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
15 9 (16.98%) Subversion
15 9 (16.98%) JSTL
15 9 (16.98%) jQuery
15 9 (16.98%) Java EE

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 6 (11.32%) Confluence
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) JBoss
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.55%) WildFly
3 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) npm
2 4 (7.55%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
2 5 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) JUnit
2 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
3 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (28.30%) Maven
4 9 (16.98%) Subversion
5 8 (15.09%) JIRA
6 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
7 6 (11.32%) Hudson
7 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
8 4 (7.55%) Gradle
9 3 (5.66%) JSUnit
9 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
9 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
10 2 (3.77%) Ant
10 2 (3.77%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.77%) Grunt
10 2 (3.77%) gulp
10 2 (3.77%) webpack
11 1 (1.89%) Babel
11 1 (1.89%) Protractor
General
1 10 (18.87%) Banking
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (94.34%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) Java Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (9.43%) React Developer
7 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) HTML
2 23 (43.40%) CSS
3 22 (41.51%) Spring
4 20 (37.74%) AngularJS
5 16 (30.19%) React
6 15 (28.30%) HTML5
7 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
8 12 (22.64%) XML
9 9 (16.98%) Java EE
9 9 (16.98%) jQuery
9 9 (16.98%) JSP
9 9 (16.98%) JSTL
9 9 (16.98%) Node.js
9 9 (16.98%) Sass
10 8 (15.09%) Redux
10 8 (15.09%) Vue.js
11 7 (13.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (11.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (11.32%) JPA
12 6 (11.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) User Experience
2 5 (9.43%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.55%) Equities
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) Front End Development
3 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (22.64%) TDD
3 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
4 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.98%) DevOps
5 9 (16.98%) Microservices
6 8 (15.09%) BDD
6 8 (15.09%) Case Management
6 8 (15.09%) Performance Management
6 8 (15.09%) Web Development
7 6 (11.32%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) Code Coverage
8 5 (9.43%) Refactoring
9 4 (7.55%) Garbage Collection
9 4 (7.55%) MVC
9 4 (7.55%) OO
9 4 (7.55%) OOP
9 4 (7.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) Java
1 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) Python
4 7 (13.21%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) Java 8
5 6 (11.32%) C++
6 5 (9.43%) Perl
7 4 (7.55%) ES6
7 4 (7.55%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.66%) Groovy
8 3 (5.66%) Ruby
9 2 (3.77%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.77%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.77%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) VB6
10 1 (1.89%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) IFRS
1 1 (1.89%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.89%) Kibana
3 1 (1.89%) logstash
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) NVIDIA
3 1 (1.89%) RedGate
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) TOWER Software