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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 119 117 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.082% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£300 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
2146 1741 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.64% 71.65% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 880 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 4 £300 - 1
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Stirling -12 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Back Office
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) DataStage
4 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DataStage
1 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft