Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 75 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -20
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 216 183 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.99% 3.24% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 3.53% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 174 128 74
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £37,000 £27,200 £30,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,875 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,024 5,187 4,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.90% 91.97% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,224 3,310 2,920
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,225 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +11 137 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Edinburgh +5 61 £47,500 +35.71% 14
West Lothian -15 12 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Stirling -3 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Aberdeen - 2 £48,750 - 1
Dundee +13 1 £38,500 -
South Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
Unit Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 129 (59.72%) SQL
2 104 (48.15%) OO
3 103 (47.69%) XML
4 99 (45.83%) C#
5 89 (41.20%) Finance
6 84 (38.89%) Java
7 81 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 76 (35.19%) Test Automation
9 75 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (32.87%) TDD
11 66 (30.56%) Relational Database
12 65 (30.09%) Python
13 64 (29.63%) Middleware
14 61 (28.24%) C++
14 61 (28.24%) .NET
15 56 (25.93%) Oracle
16 55 (25.46%) NoSQL
16 55 (25.46%) Continuous Deployment
17 54 (25.00%) Refactoring
18 53 (24.54%) System Testing
18 53 (24.54%) BDD
19 52 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
20 51 (23.61%) MQSeries
20 51 (23.61%) XML Schema
20 51 (23.61%) Apache Cassandra
20 51 (23.61%) Complex Event Processing
20 51 (23.61%) XPath
20 51 (23.61%) Virtual Team
20 51 (23.61%) Domain Models

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 51 (23.61%) MQSeries
2 5 (2.31%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.85%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.46%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.63%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (0.93%) Firebase
3 2 (0.93%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) npm
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.85%) FTP
1 4 (1.85%) HTTP
1 4 (1.85%) HTTPS
1 4 (1.85%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.46%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (30.56%) Relational Database
2 55 (25.46%) NoSQL
3 52 (24.07%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (23.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 51 (23.61%) Bigtable
5 41 (18.98%) SQL Server
6 13 (6.02%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.70%) Power BI
8 7 (3.24%) MySQL
9 6 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.93%) SQLite
12 1 (0.46%) Big Data
12 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.46%) DB2
12 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 38 (17.59%) Visual Studio
3 23 (10.65%) Hudson
4 18 (8.33%) JUnit
5 15 (6.94%) SoapUI
6 13 (6.02%) Subversion
6 13 (6.02%) Toad
7 10 (4.63%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.17%) JIRA
9 8 (3.70%) IntelliJ
9 8 (3.70%) Jasmine
9 8 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.24%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.24%) Grunt
10 7 (3.24%) webpack
11 5 (2.31%) JSUnit
12 4 (1.85%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.85%) GoogleTest
12 4 (1.85%) XMLSpy
General
1 89 (41.20%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Banking
3 8 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Law
5 5 (2.31%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 136 (62.96%) Developer
2 46 (21.30%) Python Engineer
3 38 (17.59%) Senior Developer
4 33 (15.28%) C++ Developer
5 31 (14.35%) .NET Developer
5 31 (14.35%) Java Engineer
6 28 (12.96%) Java Developer
7 27 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 15 (6.94%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
10 10 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (3.24%) Java Software Engineer
13 7 (3.24%) Senior C++ Developer
14 6 (2.78%) Lead Developer
14 6 (2.78%) Team Leader
15 5 (2.31%) C# Developer
15 5 (2.31%) Java Software Developer
15 5 (2.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (47.69%) XML
2 64 (29.63%) Middleware
3 61 (28.24%) .NET
4 51 (23.61%) XML Schema
5 46 (21.30%) HTML
6 44 (20.37%) CSS
7 33 (15.28%) ASP.NET
8 30 (13.89%) Web Services
9 27 (12.50%) RESTful
9 27 (12.50%) SOAP
10 25 (11.57%) AngularJS
11 23 (10.65%) HTML5
11 23 (10.65%) Spring
12 22 (10.19%) Entity Framework
13 21 (9.72%) Hibernate
14 20 (9.26%) .NET Framework
15 18 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (7.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 17 (7.87%) JSON
17 16 (7.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.61%) Virtual Team
2 22 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (5.09%) Derivative
4 11 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (4.63%) Fintech
6 7 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.31%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.85%) DataPower
8 4 (1.85%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.85%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.46%) Equities
10 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.46%) Robotics
10 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.52%) Linux
2 23 (10.65%) Windows
3 9 (4.17%) Unix
4 4 (1.85%) Android
5 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (48.15%) OO
2 76 (35.19%) Test Automation
3 75 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (32.87%) TDD
5 55 (25.46%) Continuous Deployment
6 54 (25.00%) Refactoring
7 53 (24.54%) BDD
7 53 (24.54%) System Testing
8 52 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (23.61%) Complex Event Processing
9 51 (23.61%) Domain Models
10 35 (16.20%) MVC
11 34 (15.74%) Multithreading
11 34 (15.74%) Software Engineering
12 33 (15.28%) OOP
13 31 (14.35%) OOA/OOD
14 19 (8.80%) SDLC
15 17 (7.87%) OOD
16 16 (7.41%) Web Development
17 14 (6.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 129 (59.72%) SQL
2 99 (45.83%) C#
3 84 (38.89%) Java
4 81 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 65 (30.09%) Python
6 61 (28.24%) C++
7 51 (23.61%) XPath
8 44 (20.37%) PL/SQL
9 25 (11.57%) Ruby
10 11 (5.09%) Java 8
11 10 (4.63%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.46%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.46%) R
14 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.57%) Degree
2 8 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (1.85%) SEPA
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Docker
1 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (25.93%) Oracle
2 22 (10.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.02%) Solace
3 13 (6.02%) Talarian
3 13 (6.02%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.78%) Google
4 6 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.31%) HP
5 5 (2.31%) IBM
6 4 (1.85%) Remedy
7 3 (1.39%) Avaloq
8 2 (0.93%) Apple
8 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.46%) Sybase
9 1 (0.46%) Tableau
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter