Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 94 80
Rank change year-on-year -30 -14 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 60 93 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 2.12% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.54% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 68 67
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £307 £265 £309
90th Percentile £578 £475 £493
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.57% -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +3.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4184 3661 5108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.05% 83.60% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 2139 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 35 £400 - 3
Glasgow -12 24 £358 +2.14% 2
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Java
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (33.33%) TDD
3 20 (33.33%) Finance
4 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
5 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (28.33%) Linux
7 15 (25.00%) CSS
7 15 (25.00%) Web Services
7 15 (25.00%) C#
7 15 (25.00%) HTML
8 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
8 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 13 (21.67%) AngularJS
10 12 (20.00%) Sass
10 12 (20.00%) JSON
10 12 (20.00%) Front End Development
11 11 (18.33%) Web Development
11 11 (18.33%) RESTful
11 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
12 10 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (16.67%) XML
12 10 (16.67%) SOAP
12 10 (16.67%) Banking
12 10 (16.67%) Scrum
12 10 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (16.67%) SDLC

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.33%) CMS
1 2 (3.33%) ColdFusion
1 2 (3.33%) Confluence
1 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) Mule
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (3.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) IaaS
2 4 (6.67%) PaaS
3 3 (5.00%) GitHub
4 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) CTI
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
1 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Redis
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) EDMS
5 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) Mockito
3 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.00%) GitLab
4 3 (5.00%) Gradle
4 3 (5.00%) Hudson
4 3 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.33%) Bower
5 2 (3.33%) JUnit
5 2 (3.33%) NUnit
5 2 (3.33%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.67%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (63.33%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 10 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 9 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Angular Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Development Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) CSS
1 15 (25.00%) HTML
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 13 (21.67%) AngularJS
3 12 (20.00%) JSON
3 12 (20.00%) Sass
4 11 (18.33%) RESTful
5 10 (16.67%) SOAP
5 10 (16.67%) XML
6 9 (15.00%) .NET
6 9 (15.00%) Spring
7 7 (11.67%) REST
8 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (10.00%) D3.js
8 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (10.00%) jQuery
9 4 (6.67%) .NET Core
9 4 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.00%) Wiki
5 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.33%) Blog
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) Android
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.33%) TDD
3 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
4 18 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 11 (18.33%) Web Development
8 10 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (16.67%) Scrum
8 10 (16.67%) SDLC
8 10 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (15.00%) OO
10 8 (13.33%) BDD
10 8 (13.33%) Microservices
10 8 (13.33%) MVC
10 8 (13.33%) Use Case
10 8 (13.33%) Web Design
11 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Refactoring
11 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) Java
2 20 (33.33%) SQL
3 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.00%) C#
5 9 (15.00%) Python
6 8 (13.33%) C++
7 6 (10.00%) Perl
8 5 (8.33%) ES6
9 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.00%) PHP
10 3 (5.00%) Ruby
11 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
11 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
11 2 (3.33%) XPath
12 1 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) MCSD
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Docker
2 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
3 3 (5.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) VMware
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Pega
5 2 (3.33%) Avaya
5 2 (3.33%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Sybase