Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 7 December 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 81 75
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 31 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.38% 1.95% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.16% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 10
Glasgow median daily rate £428 £500 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +39.37% -0.35%
10th Percentile £313 £375 £303
90th Percentile £625 £550 £424
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.18% - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,125 1,525 1,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.47% 90.18% 88.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 896 631
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 31 37
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.25 £43.75 £34.05
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -19.57% -1.08% +10.71%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Glasgow

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Glasgow

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Glasgow over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 21 (67.74%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (61.29%) TDD
4 17 (54.84%) Git (software)
5 15 (48.39%) RESTful
6 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (45.16%) MongoDB
7 13 (41.94%) Kanban
7 13 (41.94%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (41.94%) Java 8
8 12 (38.71%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (38.71%) User Stories
8 12 (38.71%) Microservices
8 12 (38.71%) Pair Programming
8 12 (38.71%) Finance
9 10 (32.26%) MVC
9 10 (32.26%) Google
9 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
9 10 (32.26%) Android Development
9 10 (32.26%) Android
9 10 (32.26%) JSON
9 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
10 9 (29.03%) Open Source
10 9 (29.03%) REST
10 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
10 9 (29.03%) OOP
10 9 (29.03%) OO
10 9 (29.03%) React
10 9 (29.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (25.81%) Digital Wallet

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 3 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) Jetty
1 3 (9.68%) Mongrel
1 3 (9.68%) nginx
1 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) OpenEdge
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Google Pay
1 7 (22.58%) Samsung Pay
2 6 (19.35%) GCP
3 4 (12.90%) AWS
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (9.68%) Google App Engine
5 1 (3.23%) Apple Pay
5 1 (3.23%) npm
5 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Bluetooth
1 8 (25.81%) NFC
2 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) SSL
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) FTP
3 3 (9.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) MongoDB
2 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) dBASE
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) HBase
3 1 (3.23%) Impala
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Git (software)
2 7 (22.58%) Android Studio
2 7 (22.58%) Eclipse
2 7 (22.58%) GitLab
3 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) Travis CI
5 2 (6.45%) fastlane
6 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
4 3 (9.68%) Electronics
4 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (9.68%) Marketing
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Android Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Digital Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Android Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) iOS Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Android Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Clojure Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.23%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Objective-C Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) RESTful
2 12 (38.71%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (32.26%) JSON
4 9 (29.03%) React
4 9 (29.03%) REST
5 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 8 (25.81%) XML
6 7 (22.58%) Android SDK
6 7 (22.58%) Redux
7 6 (19.35%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) J2EE
9 3 (9.68%) Core Data
9 3 (9.68%) Servlets
10 2 (6.45%) HTML
10 2 (6.45%) UIKit
11 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
11 1 (3.23%) HATEOAS
11 1 (3.23%) Kafka
11 1 (3.23%) Node.js
11 1 (3.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Digital Wallet
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
2 6 (19.35%) Smartphone
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Animation
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Android
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) TDD
3 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (41.94%) Continuous Deployment
4 13 (41.94%) Kanban
5 12 (38.71%) Microservices
5 12 (38.71%) Pair Programming
5 12 (38.71%) User Stories
6 10 (32.26%) Android Development
6 10 (32.26%) MVC
6 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
7 9 (29.03%) OO
7 9 (29.03%) OOP
7 9 (29.03%) Open Source
8 8 (25.81%) MVVM
9 7 (22.58%) DevOps
10 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.90%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) Java 8
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.81%) Clojure
5 4 (12.90%) Apple Swift
5 4 (12.90%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.45%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.68%) Xen
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Ansible
2 5 (16.13%) Consul
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Google
2 7 (22.58%) Samsung
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Apple
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) VMware