The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 122 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £375 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -30.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Functional Testing
UK

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 2 £338 +37.75% 3
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (20.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £290 to £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago