Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries 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.

Unit Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 93 89
Rank change year-on-year +29 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 213 158 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 2.86% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 3.09% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 165 128 81
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £37,000 £26,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,702 5,109 4,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.50% 92.47% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,046 3,357 2,729
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Scotland.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Scotland

Unit Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +29 140 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Edinburgh -3 50 £47,500 +26.67% 10
West Lothian -1 18 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Dundee +17 2 £40,500 - 1
Stirling +6 1 £30,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £50,000 - 1
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 115 (53.99%) SQL
2 96 (45.07%) OO
3 91 (42.72%) C#
3 91 (42.72%) Finance
4 87 (40.85%) XML
5 84 (39.44%) JavaScript
6 76 (35.68%) Test Automation
7 72 (33.80%) Java
8 69 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (28.64%) TDD
10 60 (28.17%) .NET
11 57 (26.76%) Relational Database
12 55 (25.82%) C++
12 55 (25.82%) Git (software)
13 54 (25.35%) HTML
13 54 (25.35%) Oracle
13 54 (25.35%) Middleware
14 52 (24.41%) CSS
14 52 (24.41%) Python
15 49 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (22.07%) Refactoring
16 47 (22.07%) Continuous Deployment
17 46 (21.60%) System Testing
17 46 (21.60%) BDD
17 46 (21.60%) NoSQL
18 44 (20.66%) PostgreSQL
19 43 (20.19%) MQSeries
19 43 (20.19%) XML Schema
19 43 (20.19%) SQL Server
19 43 (20.19%) Apache Cassandra

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 43 (20.19%) MQSeries
2 7 (3.29%) CMS
2 7 (3.29%) WordPress
3 4 (1.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (3.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.94%) Firebase
3 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (26.76%) Relational Database
2 46 (21.60%) NoSQL
3 44 (20.66%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (20.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 43 (20.19%) Bigtable
4 43 (20.19%) SQL Server
5 17 (7.98%) MySQL
6 13 (6.10%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.29%) Power BI
9 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.94%) SQLite
12 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (25.82%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.49%) Visual Studio
3 26 (12.21%) Hudson
4 17 (7.98%) JUnit
5 16 (7.51%) Subversion
6 15 (7.04%) SoapUI
7 13 (6.10%) webpack
8 12 (5.63%) Eclipse
8 12 (5.63%) Toad
9 11 (5.16%) IntelliJ
10 8 (3.76%) Babel
10 8 (3.76%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.76%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.76%) JIRA
11 6 (2.82%) Grunt
11 6 (2.82%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.82%) Selenium
11 6 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.35%) JSUnit
13 4 (1.88%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (42.72%) Finance
2 27 (12.68%) Banking
3 6 (2.82%) Marketing
4 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.41%) Law
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 134 (62.91%) Developer
2 43 (20.19%) Python Engineer
3 38 (17.84%) Senior Developer
4 31 (14.55%) .NET Developer
4 31 (14.55%) C++ Developer
5 27 (12.68%) Java Developer
5 27 (12.68%) Java Engineer
6 23 (10.80%) Software Developer
7 13 (6.10%) Web Developer
8 12 (5.63%) Analyst
8 12 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (5.63%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Oracle Analyst
9 11 (5.16%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.69%) ERP Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.76%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (40.85%) XML
2 60 (28.17%) .NET
3 54 (25.35%) HTML
3 54 (25.35%) Middleware
4 52 (24.41%) CSS
5 43 (20.19%) XML Schema
6 32 (15.02%) HTML5
7 30 (14.08%) ASP.NET
8 28 (13.15%) AngularJS
8 28 (13.15%) Spring
8 28 (13.15%) Web Services
9 26 (12.21%) Hibernate
10 23 (10.80%) CSS3
11 22 (10.33%) .NET Framework
11 22 (10.33%) RESTful
12 21 (9.86%) Entity Framework
12 21 (9.86%) SOAP
13 19 (8.92%) Java EE
14 16 (7.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 15 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.19%) Virtual Team
2 24 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.10%) Fintech
4 12 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (4.23%) Derivative
6 9 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.29%) Algorithms
8 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.88%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.47%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.47%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.78%) Linux
2 24 (11.27%) Windows
3 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.35%) Android
5 3 (1.41%) Unix
6 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (45.07%) OO
2 76 (35.68%) Test Automation
3 69 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (28.64%) TDD
5 49 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (22.07%) Continuous Deployment
6 47 (22.07%) Refactoring
7 46 (21.60%) BDD
7 46 (21.60%) System Testing
8 43 (20.19%) Complex Event Processing
8 43 (20.19%) Domain Models
9 38 (17.84%) MVC
10 34 (15.96%) Software Engineering
11 32 (15.02%) Multithreading
12 27 (12.68%) OOA/OOD
12 27 (12.68%) OOP
13 26 (12.21%) Web Development
14 24 (11.27%) SDLC
15 17 (7.98%) ERP
16 16 (7.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.99%) SQL
2 91 (42.72%) C#
3 84 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 72 (33.80%) Java
5 55 (25.82%) C++
6 52 (24.41%) Python
7 43 (20.19%) XPath
8 39 (18.31%) PL/SQL
9 21 (9.86%) Ruby
10 13 (6.10%) Java 8
11 10 (4.69%) T-SQL
12 9 (4.23%) PHP
13 3 (1.41%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.41%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) ES6
14 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.47%) R
14 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.74%) Degree
2 9 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.47%) MCP
4 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.08%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
1 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (25.35%) Oracle
2 22 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.16%) Solace
3 11 (5.16%) Talarian
3 11 (5.16%) TIBCO
4 7 (3.29%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.82%) Google
6 4 (1.88%) IBM
7 3 (1.41%) Apple
8 2 (0.94%) RedGate
8 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.47%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.47%) HP
9 1 (0.47%) Reuters
9 1 (0.47%) Tableau
9 1 (0.47%) Twitter