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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 93 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 1.03% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 1.28% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Median daily rate £380 £280 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.80% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £215 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
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
1233 1175 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.82% 80.31% 75.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 667 545
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Test Management
2 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) Java EE
6 3 (20.00%) WCAG
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) JMeter
6 3 (20.00%) OWASP
6 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) BDD

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JMeter
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) QA Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior UAT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Test Management
1 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (20.00%) OWASP
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Fund Accounting
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
1 3 (20.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) HP