The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 119 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.41% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
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£296 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £345 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2288 1935 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.24% 73.41% 71.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 22
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 5 £300 - 1
West Lothian - 3 £293 -
Glasgow -9 1 - -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) FTP
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) JBoss
6 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (8.33%) SQLPlus
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQLPlus
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
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