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 3 months to 25 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 78 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 33 77 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 2.66% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 3.11% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 26
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1765 2473 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.40% 85.42% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1406 1266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 19 £350 -9.67% 9
Glasgow -8 14 £370 +16.53% 7
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 36 (53.73%) Java
2 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.36%) HTML
4 19 (28.36%) Finance
5 18 (26.87%) SQL
5 18 (26.87%) CSS
6 16 (23.88%) AngularJS
7 15 (22.39%) Microservices
8 14 (20.90%) Front End Development
8 14 (20.90%) SOAP
8 14 (20.90%) Web Services
9 13 (19.40%) Banking
9 13 (19.40%) Spring
9 13 (19.40%) REST
9 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
10 11 (16.42%) Web Development
10 11 (16.42%) Sass
10 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
10 11 (16.42%) Linux
10 11 (16.42%) JMS
10 11 (16.42%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (14.93%) SDLC
11 10 (14.93%) OO
11 10 (14.93%) C#
11 10 (14.93%) TDD
11 10 (14.93%) Web Design
11 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
11 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (11.94%) Confluence
3 3 (4.48%) JBoss
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Mule
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (1.49%) SAS
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (1.49%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) GitHub
2 2 (2.99%) iTunes
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.49%) LDAP
1 1 (1.49%) NFC
1 1 (1.49%) SAN
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.49%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) DTS
5 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.49%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.49%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.94%) Subversion
4 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.97%) Hudson
5 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.48%) Mockito
6 3 (4.48%) Selenium
6 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.48%) Xcode
7 2 (2.99%) GitLab
7 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.99%) JIRA
7 2 (2.99%) JUnit
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) Bower
8 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.49%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Billing
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (68.66%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.40%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Angular Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Functional Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Functional Test Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) iOS Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) HTML
2 18 (26.87%) CSS
3 16 (23.88%) AngularJS
4 14 (20.90%) SOAP
4 14 (20.90%) Web Services
5 13 (19.40%) REST
5 13 (19.40%) Spring
6 11 (16.42%) JMS
6 11 (16.42%) Sass
7 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
8 8 (11.94%) jQuery
8 8 (11.94%) XML
9 7 (10.45%) .NET
9 7 (10.45%) D3.js
9 7 (10.45%) JSON
10 6 (8.96%) Node.js
10 6 (8.96%) RESTful
11 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
11 4 (5.97%) HTML5
11 4 (5.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Wiki
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) iPad
3 3 (4.48%) iPhone
3 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.48%) User Experience
4 2 (2.99%) Animation
4 2 (2.99%) Apple TV
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Life Science
5 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Unix
3 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.99%) AIX
4 2 (2.99%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) Microservices
3 14 (20.90%) Front End Development
4 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.42%) Translating Business Requirements
5 11 (16.42%) Web Development
6 10 (14.93%) OO
6 10 (14.93%) SDLC
6 10 (14.93%) TDD
6 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Web Design
7 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.43%) MVC
7 9 (13.43%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
7 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.94%) Migration
9 7 (10.45%) Data Migration
9 7 (10.45%) ETL
9 7 (10.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (53.73%) Java
2 24 (35.82%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.87%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) C#
5 9 (13.43%) C++
6 6 (8.96%) Perl
7 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.97%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (5.97%) Scala
9 3 (4.48%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.48%) PHP
9 3 (4.48%) Python
10 2 (2.99%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.99%) C-shell
10 2 (2.99%) Groovy
10 2 (2.99%) Korn
10 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.49%) PROC SQL
11 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Samba
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) IBM
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) VMware
4 3 (4.48%) Apple
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) Brio
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) Pega
6 1 (1.49%) Sybase
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