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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 81 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 0.52% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.65% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £260 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £245 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £385 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
Scotland

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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 16 (41.03%) Test Management
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Banking
2 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Selenium
8 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 7 (17.95%) ISEB
9 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (15.38%) JIRA
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
10 5 (12.82%) Fund Accounting
10 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (12.82%) QA
10 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
10 5 (12.82%) SQL
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
11 4 (10.26%) Retail
11 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Scrum
11 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (5.13%) Appium
5 2 (5.13%) Toad
6 1 (2.56%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (33.33%) Banking
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Analyst
2 15 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Functional Tester
5 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) QA Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Java EE
2 2 (5.13%) REST
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.13%) VLE
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Test Management
2 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (12.82%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) BDD
9 3 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.69%) OWASP
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Informatica
3 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.13%) Teradata