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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 83 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% - 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£290 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
1276 989 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.45% 77.27% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 582 365
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Banking
3 9 (64.29%) ISEB
4 8 (57.14%) Retail
5 7 (50.00%) Analytics
5 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
6 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
6 6 (42.86%) Teradata
6 6 (42.86%) Informatica
6 6 (42.86%) ETL
6 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (35.71%) Marketing
8 4 (28.57%) Pega
9 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Workflow
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) SOAP
9 2 (14.29%) UNIX
9 2 (14.29%) FTP
9 2 (14.29%) Toad
10 1 (7.14%) HP
10 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
10 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
10 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
10 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (71.43%) Banking
2 8 (57.14%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
1 11 (78.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Analytics
2 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) ETL
3 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Informatica
1 6 (42.86%) Teradata
2 4 (28.57%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (7.14%) HP