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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 113 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 25 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.00% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.07% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 5
Median daily rate £310 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £247 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £358 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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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
2084 2610 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.09% 81.51% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1316 1164
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 37
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 8 £394 +57.50% 1
Edinburgh -3 8 £310 +6.89% 1
West Lothian - 3 £308 -
Dundee - 2 £235 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £281 -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 30 (54.55%) Oracle
2 27 (49.09%) HP
3 24 (43.64%) SQL
3 24 (43.64%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (40.00%) CRM
5 21 (38.18%) HP UFT
6 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
7 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
7 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
8 16 (29.09%) Migration
8 16 (29.09%) VB
8 16 (29.09%) C#
9 14 (25.45%) HTML
9 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
9 14 (25.45%) .NET
9 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
9 14 (25.45%) Finance
9 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
9 14 (25.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (23.64%) ISEB
11 11 (20.00%) Validation
12 10 (18.18%) Java
12 10 (18.18%) Banking
12 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
12 10 (18.18%) Defect Management
13 9 (16.36%) MS Excel

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.45%) GIS
4 3 (5.45%) QGIS
4 3 (5.45%) Spatial Data
5 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) HP UFT
2 6 (10.91%) JIRA
2 6 (10.91%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.45%) TestDirector
4 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.64%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) JBehave
6 1 (1.82%) JUnit
6 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Analyst
2 22 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Tester
4 8 (14.55%) Automation Tester
5 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Test Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Test Manager
9 3 (5.45%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.64%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) .NET
1 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET
1 14 (25.45%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) XML Messaging
3 4 (7.27%) JSP
4 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.45%) Java EE
4 3 (5.45%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Equities
4 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) CRM
2 16 (29.09%) Migration
3 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Validation
6 10 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.36%) Project Management
8 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Data Migration
9 6 (10.91%) ETL
9 6 (10.91%) SDLC
9 6 (10.91%) Test Management
9 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.09%) API Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) Fund Accounting
11 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) SQL
2 16 (29.09%) C#
2 16 (29.09%) VB
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) C
5 3 (5.45%) VBA
6 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) ISTQB
2 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 13 (23.64%) ISEB
5 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.27%) CCNA
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (43.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Oracle
2 27 (49.09%) HP
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) SAP