The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 70 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.26% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£360 £230 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% +31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.18% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
615 447 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 78.64% 67.73% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 238 286
Average daily rate £375 £370 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £9.38 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+273.33% -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) JSP
1 9 (75.00%) CRM
1 9 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) VB
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Functional Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) JSP
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) CRM
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) E-business
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos
4 1 (8.33%) Dell