The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 83 73
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.75% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £363 £289 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.54% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £410 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +67.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
706 1194 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.06% 83.15% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 639 639
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £39.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.28% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £15.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.54 £70.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) API Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Core Data
4 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Appium
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Grunt
2 1 (8.33%) gulp
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Core Data
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) XML Messaging
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) API Testing
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
1 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) OpenText