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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 77 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£258 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £283
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
Functional Testing
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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
1094 869 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 72.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 531 267
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) FTP
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 1 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Informatica
6 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Back Office

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQLPlus
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Back Office
5 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica
2 1 (9.09%) Teradata
2 1 (9.09%) Pega
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