Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 66 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 48 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.11% 2.17% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.49% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 19
Glasgow median daily rate £450 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -0.69% -12.12%
10th Percentile £363 £303 £263
90th Percentile £543 £424 £408
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Glasgow median hourly rate - - £44.50
Scotland median hourly rate £39.00 - £44.50

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 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 1,392 1,006 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 90.10% 87.33% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 581 470
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £200
90th Percentile £550 £506 £453
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 23
Glasgow median hourly rate £22.75 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.21% +14.29% -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.25 £33.88 £45.50
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 39 (81.25%) JSON
2 36 (75.00%) TDD
2 36 (75.00%) Web Services
3 29 (60.42%) XML
4 28 (58.33%) REST
5 27 (56.25%) Banking
6 26 (54.17%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (52.08%) MVC
8 24 (50.00%) MVVM
9 23 (47.92%) Java
10 21 (43.75%) Objective-C
10 21 (43.75%) Apple iOS
10 21 (43.75%) iOS Development
10 21 (43.75%) Apple Swift
11 20 (41.67%) Mobile Banking
12 19 (39.58%) Android Development
12 19 (39.58%) Android
12 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (31.25%) Xcode
13 15 (31.25%) iOS SDK
14 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
15 12 (25.00%) Scrum
15 12 (25.00%) Cocoa
15 12 (25.00%) SQL
15 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
15 12 (25.00%) Android SDK
15 12 (25.00%) Android Studio
16 10 (20.83%) Apple
16 10 (20.83%) RESTful
16 10 (20.83%) Mobile App

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Firebase
2 3 (6.25%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.17%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Apple Pay
4 1 (2.08%) Google Pay
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.08%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.17%) NFC
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.42%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) SQLite
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Xcode
2 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 12 (25.00%) Android Studio
3 12 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (12.50%) fastlane
6 4 (8.33%) JIRA
7 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 3 (6.25%) CocoaPods
7 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.25%) Gradle
7 3 (6.25%) Maven
7 3 (6.25%) Selenium
7 3 (6.25%) Subversion
8 2 (4.17%) IntelliJ
8 2 (4.17%) JUnit
8 2 (4.17%) Mockito
9 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (56.25%) Banking
2 9 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (91.67%) Developer
2 21 (43.75%) iOS Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 11 (22.92%) Objective-C Developer
5 10 (20.83%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Agile Coach
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Azure Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (81.25%) JSON
2 36 (75.00%) Web Services
3 29 (60.42%) XML
4 28 (58.33%) REST
5 15 (31.25%) iOS SDK
6 12 (25.00%) Android SDK
6 12 (25.00%) Cocoa
7 10 (20.83%) RESTful
8 7 (14.58%) Spring
9 6 (12.50%) Core Data
9 6 (12.50%) CSS
9 6 (12.50%) HTML
9 6 (12.50%) UIKit
10 5 (10.42%) SOAP
11 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
11 4 (8.33%) HTML5
12 3 (6.25%) Ajax
12 3 (6.25%) Google Maps API
12 3 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (54.17%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (41.67%) Mobile Banking
3 10 (20.83%) Mobile App
4 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (8.33%) Smartphone
6 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.25%) Virtual Team
7 2 (4.17%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (2.08%) Blog
8 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Apple iOS
2 19 (39.58%) Android
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) TDD
2 25 (52.08%) MVC
3 24 (50.00%) MVVM
4 21 (43.75%) iOS Development
5 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (39.58%) Android Development
6 12 (25.00%) Scrum
7 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) SDLC
8 6 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
8 6 (12.50%) Workflow
9 5 (10.42%) Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.33%) BDD
10 4 (8.33%) OO
10 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) Apple Swift
2 21 (43.75%) Objective-C
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Java 8
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) ES6
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Apple
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Sybase
3 4 (8.33%) Google
4 3 (6.25%) Charles River
5 1 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Samsung
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.08%) VMware