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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 70 67 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 32 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.87% 2.63% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 3.17% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 28
Median daily rate £358 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £530 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +2.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 1436 2147 2262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.93% 83.18% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1195 1245
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Glasgow +18 21 £358 +19.16% 4
Edinburgh -19 5 £263 -41.66% 4
Moray - 2 £388 -
Renfrewshire +6 1 £340 +9.50%
Dundee - 1 £205 -
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) Java
3 18 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 18 (29.03%) Finance
4 15 (24.19%) HTML
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 14 (22.58%) REST
6 13 (20.97%) .NET
6 13 (20.97%) CSS
6 13 (20.97%) MVC
7 11 (17.74%) Banking
7 11 (17.74%) SOAP
7 11 (17.74%) JMS
8 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (14.52%) Microservices
9 9 (14.52%) HTML5
9 9 (14.52%) TDD
9 9 (14.52%) Spring
10 8 (12.90%) Scrum
10 8 (12.90%) IBM
10 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
10 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (11.29%) Node.js
11 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.29%) ETL
11 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 7 (11.29%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (9.68%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) DNS
1 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
1 1 (1.61%) SAN
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.23%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.61%) DTS
6 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.61%) Ingres
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.61%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.68%) Selenium
5 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.45%) Jasmine
6 4 (6.45%) JIRA
6 4 (6.45%) JSUnit
6 4 (6.45%) Maven
6 4 (6.45%) Subversion
6 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.84%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Hudson
8 2 (3.23%) MSI
9 1 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.61%) Gradle
9 1 (1.61%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (67.74%) Developer
2 15 (24.19%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) iOS Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Functional Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) HTML Developer
8 4 (6.45%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.84%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior UI Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Coordinator
10 2 (3.23%) QA Coordinator
10 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) REST
3 13 (20.97%) .NET
3 13 (20.97%) CSS
4 11 (17.74%) JMS
4 11 (17.74%) SOAP
5 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 9 (14.52%) HTML5
6 9 (14.52%) Spring
7 7 (11.29%) Hibernate
7 7 (11.29%) Node.js
8 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (9.68%) CSS3
8 6 (9.68%) jQuery
9 4 (6.45%) JDBC
9 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (6.45%) Web Services
9 4 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) User Experience
1 6 (9.68%) Wiki
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Life Science
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) AIX
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
3 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) MVC
3 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (14.52%) Microservices
4 9 (14.52%) TDD
5 8 (12.90%) Scrum
5 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (11.29%) ETL
6 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
6 7 (11.29%) SDLC
6 7 (11.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 6 (9.68%) iOS Development
7 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 6 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (9.68%) System Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Front End Development
8 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Java
2 18 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) Objective-C
5 4 (6.45%) Apple Swift
5 4 (6.45%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) C
7 2 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (3.23%) C-shell
7 2 (3.23%) Korn
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Scala
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Samba
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) IBM
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Apple
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Brio
5 1 (1.61%) Cognos
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Reuters
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
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