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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 120 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£290 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £375 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
2532 2154 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.52% 78.21% 71.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1125 885
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £115.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 - 11 £290 -
Glasgow -6 2 - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Banking
4 10 (45.45%) ISEB
5 9 (40.91%) Retail
5 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Analytics
6 8 (36.36%) ETL
7 7 (31.82%) Informatica
7 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (31.82%) Teradata
7 7 (31.82%) Data Analytics
7 7 (31.82%) Data Integration
8 6 (27.27%) UNIX
9 5 (22.73%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Marketing
10 4 (18.18%) Pega
10 4 (18.18%) FTP
10 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.64%) Toad
11 3 (13.64%) SOAP
11 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
11 3 (13.64%) Workflow
11 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (9.09%) QA
13 1 (4.55%) Selenium
13 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
13 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
13 1 (4.55%) Derivative

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) Retail
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Analyst
1 17 (77.27%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Functional Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
4 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Integration
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Derivative
3 1 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Analytics
3 8 (36.36%) ETL
4 7 (31.82%) Data Analytics
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Informatica
1 7 (31.82%) Teradata
2 4 (18.18%) Pega
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP