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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 49 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.97% 0.51% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
481 636 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.58% 81.54% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 389 233
Average daily rate £330 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £33.36 £15.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.50% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) HP UFT
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Migration
4 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
6 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Fund Accounting
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Hi Portfolio
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) QA
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) VLE
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Banking
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Hi Portfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Private Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) WSDL
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) VLE
3 2 (8.00%) Derivative
3 2 (8.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.00%) Fund Accounting
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Sybase