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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 68 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 1.10% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 1.37% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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 - -
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
697 655 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.33% 79.98% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 291 298
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.41% +83.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase