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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 121 89 110
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.89% 1.39% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.74% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 7
Median daily rate £373 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.03% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £222 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £325 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
Functional Testing
UK

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
2428 2355 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.70% 79.59% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1247 1111
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 +10 20 £380 +52.00% 1
Edinburgh -15 3 £380 +35.80% 1
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Fife - 1 £355 -
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 18 (41.86%) Oracle
2 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (37.21%) HP
4 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
5 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
5 13 (30.23%) Migration
5 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
6 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
7 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
7 11 (25.58%) VB
7 11 (25.58%) Java
7 11 (25.58%) ISEB
8 10 (23.26%) C#
8 10 (23.26%) CRM
8 10 (23.26%) Banking
8 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.93%) .NET
9 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
9 9 (20.93%) HTML
9 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
9 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
10 8 (18.60%) Scrum
10 8 (18.60%) Test Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
2 6 (13.95%) JIRA
3 5 (11.63%) Selenium
4 4 (9.30%) JMeter
5 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) JBehave
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.33%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
2 18 (41.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
1 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) REST
3 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.98%) Java EE
3 3 (6.98%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Migration
1 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (23.26%) CRM
2 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Scrum
4 8 (18.60%) Test Management
4 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
5 7 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
6 6 (13.95%) ETL
6 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) SDLC
8 4 (9.30%) BDD
8 4 (9.30%) Defect Management
8 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) VB
3 10 (23.26%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) ISEB
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.98%) CCNA
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
1 3 (6.98%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 17 (39.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle
2 16 (37.21%) HP
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) SAP