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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 45 62
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.26% 3.69% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 4.58% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 6
Median daily rate £364 £318 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.56% -5.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £249 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 551 568 757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.11% 80.68% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 342 389
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) Finance
4 13 (35.14%) Banking
5 12 (32.43%) SOAP
6 11 (29.73%) Microservices
7 10 (27.03%) Translating Business Requirements
7 10 (27.03%) REST
7 10 (27.03%) Spring
8 9 (24.32%) JMS
8 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
8 9 (24.32%) IBM
8 9 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (24.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 8 (21.62%) Confluence
9 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
9 8 (21.62%) OO
9 8 (21.62%) Wiki
9 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
11 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
11 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
11 6 (16.22%) ETL
11 6 (16.22%) XML
11 6 (16.22%) Migration
11 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
11 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.51%) MVC

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 9 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (21.62%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Mule
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) iTunes
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.70%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.51%) Subversion
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) Xcode
4 2 (5.41%) Hudson
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Fiddler
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) JSUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Mockito
5 1 (2.70%) NUnit
5 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Functional Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Functional Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) iOS Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) QA Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) SOAP
2 10 (27.03%) REST
2 10 (27.03%) Spring
3 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
3 9 (24.32%) JMS
4 6 (16.22%) XML
5 5 (13.51%) HTML
5 5 (13.51%) JSON
6 4 (10.81%) .NET
6 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.81%) CSS
7 3 (8.11%) Cocoa
7 3 (8.11%) jQuery
7 3 (8.11%) Node.js
7 3 (8.11%) Web Services
8 2 (5.41%) Ajax
8 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.41%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (5.41%) RESTful
8 2 (5.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Wiki
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) iPad
3 3 (8.11%) iPhone
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) Animation
4 2 (5.41%) Apple TV
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) AIX
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Microservices
3 10 (27.03%) Translating Business Requirements
4 8 (21.62%) OO
4 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
6 6 (16.22%) ETL
6 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.81%) iOS Development
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Objective-C
4 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) Apple Swift
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (5.41%) Groovy
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
5 2 (5.41%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) C-shell
6 1 (2.70%) Korn
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) IBM
2 3 (8.11%) Apple
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase