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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 15 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 1.07% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 3
Median daily rate £325 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
1377 2076 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.75% 79.60% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 1144 1155
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.71 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +20.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £47.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +1 6 £285 -40.00%
Edinburgh +7 5 £425 +28.30% 1
West Lothian -4 3 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (27.50%) HP
5 10 (25.00%) Oracle
5 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (22.50%) CRM
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
7 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.00%) Selenium
7 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (17.50%) JIRA
8 7 (17.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Unix
9 6 (15.00%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (15.00%) Validation
9 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.50%) System Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 5 (12.50%) C#
10 5 (12.50%) XML

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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) JIRA
3 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.50%) YouTrack
5 4 (10.00%) Subversion
6 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.50%) Maven
7 1 (2.50%) Appium
7 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.50%) Grunt
7 1 (2.50%) gulp
7 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) iOS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Spring
2 4 (10.00%) XML Messaging
3 3 (7.50%) Core Data
3 3 (7.50%) J2EE
3 3 (7.50%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Ajax
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) LESS
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.50%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) VLE
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (22.50%) CRM
3 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Scrum
6 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Validation
7 5 (12.50%) API Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) System Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (7.50%) C
6 2 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) OpenText