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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 119 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
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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
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 £275 - 1
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Functional Testing
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (46.15%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) JSP
3 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) VB
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (15.38%) Cognos
7 2 (15.38%) ISEB
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (15.38%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) JSP
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) E-business
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) VB
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos
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