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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 100 88 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 1.47% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.86% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 4
Median daily rate £310 £333 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.76% +6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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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
1611 2263 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.39% 79.40% 77.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1193 1228
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 23
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Edinburgh +3 10 £318 -2.30% 1
Glasgow 0 7 £272 -19.92% 1
West Lothian +1 3 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 24 (43.64%) Oracle
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.00%) HP
3 22 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (34.55%) CRM
5 16 (29.09%) Validation
6 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
7 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
7 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
8 13 (23.64%) Unix
9 11 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 10 (18.18%) C#
11 9 (16.36%) XML
11 9 (16.36%) Selenium
11 9 (16.36%) API Testing
11 9 (16.36%) SDLC
11 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
12 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
12 8 (14.55%) XML Messaging
12 8 (14.55%) Java
12 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.55%) .NET
13 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
13 7 (12.73%) JIRA
13 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
13 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (7.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) SAN
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.45%) GIS
4 3 (5.45%) QGIS
4 3 (5.45%) Spatial Data
5 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
2 9 (16.36%) Selenium
3 7 (12.73%) JIRA
3 7 (12.73%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.27%) Subversion
5 4 (7.27%) TestDirector
6 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.45%) Maven
6 3 (5.45%) YouTrack
7 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.82%) Appium
8 1 (1.82%) Grunt
8 1 (1.82%) gulp
8 1 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Tester
4 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Defect Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) iOS Developer
7 3 (5.45%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) XML
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) XML Messaging
3 6 (10.91%) HTML
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.27%) Spring
6 3 (5.45%) Core Data
6 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.45%) J2EE
6 3 (5.45%) PostGIS
6 3 (5.45%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (1.82%) CSS3
7 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.82%) HTML5
7 1 (1.82%) JSP
7 1 (1.82%) LESS
7 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.82%) Web Services
7 1 (1.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
2 2 (3.64%) VLE
3 1 (1.82%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) Equities
3 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Unix
2 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) CRM
3 16 (29.09%) Validation
4 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
5 11 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 9 (16.36%) API Testing
6 9 (16.36%) SDLC
6 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Test Management
10 4 (7.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) Java
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.09%) C
5 5 (9.09%) Objective-C
5 5 (9.09%) VB
6 4 (7.27%) VBA
7 3 (5.45%) C++
7 3 (5.45%) Python
8 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) ISEB
4 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.64%) XenApp
1 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.45%) Ansible
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Oracle
2 22 (40.00%) HP
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) OpenText