Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 98 99
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 50 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.70% 1.19% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.41% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 24
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £363 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -7.94% +1.61%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £316
90th Percentile £575 £466 £510
Scotland median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - £41.00

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 2,592 2,268 2,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.19% 84.66% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,392 1,325 1,176
Edinburgh median daily rate £420 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.24% +4.33%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £265
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -2.28% +8.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.23 £10.98
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.78 £26.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.62% -25.00% +66.67%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (52.00%) HTML
2 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 25 (50.00%) CSS
3 21 (42.00%) Java
4 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (38.00%) Git (software)
5 18 (36.00%) HTML5
5 18 (36.00%) Spring
6 17 (34.00%) JUnit
6 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
7 16 (32.00%) AngularJS
8 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 13 (26.00%) jQuery
9 13 (26.00%) Maven
9 13 (26.00%) XML
9 13 (26.00%) Unix
9 13 (26.00%) Hibernate
10 12 (24.00%) JIRA
10 12 (24.00%) Sass
11 11 (22.00%) Confluence
12 10 (20.00%) JSTL
12 10 (20.00%) Java EE
12 10 (20.00%) SQL
12 10 (20.00%) JSP
12 10 (20.00%) Oracle
12 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (18.00%) Microservices
13 9 (18.00%) React
13 9 (18.00%) Python

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 11 (22.00%) Confluence
2 6 (12.00%) JBoss
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.00%) WildFly
3 3 (6.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) npm
2 3 (6.00%) Yarn
3 2 (4.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (34.00%) JUnit
3 14 (28.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (26.00%) Maven
5 12 (24.00%) JIRA
6 8 (16.00%) Hudson
6 8 (16.00%) Subversion
6 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
7 5 (10.00%) Ant
7 5 (10.00%) Artifactory
7 5 (10.00%) Jasmine
8 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.00%) JSUnit
10 2 (4.00%) JMeter
11 1 (2.00%) Bower
11 1 (2.00%) Gradle
11 1 (2.00%) Grunt
11 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (18.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (10.00%) React Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Angular Developer
7 3 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (6.00%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (52.00%) HTML
2 25 (50.00%) CSS
3 18 (36.00%) HTML5
3 18 (36.00%) Spring
4 16 (32.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (26.00%) Hibernate
5 13 (26.00%) jQuery
5 13 (26.00%) XML
6 12 (24.00%) Sass
7 10 (20.00%) Java EE
7 10 (20.00%) JSP
7 10 (20.00%) JSTL
7 10 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (18.00%) JPA
8 9 (18.00%) React
9 7 (14.00%) Node.js
10 6 (12.00%) CSS3
10 6 (12.00%) Redux
10 6 (12.00%) Spring Boot
11 5 (10.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.00%) Equities
5 2 (4.00%) Fintech
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Unix
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Front End Development
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.00%) Microservices
4 9 (18.00%) TDD
5 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.00%) Web Development
6 6 (12.00%) Case Management
6 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
6 6 (12.00%) UML
7 5 (10.00%) BDD
7 5 (10.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Image Processing
8 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.00%) Code Coverage
9 3 (6.00%) MVC
9 3 (6.00%) OOP
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (42.00%) Java
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) C#
6 5 (10.00%) Java 8
7 4 (8.00%) C++
8 3 (6.00%) ES6
8 3 (6.00%) Ruby
8 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.00%) Perl
9 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
10 1 (2.00%) VB
10 1 (2.00%) VB6
10 1 (2.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) IFRS
1 1 (2.00%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.00%) NVIDIA
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com