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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 86 93 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 37 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 1.33% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.61% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 7
Median daily rate £295 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £252 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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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
1795 2663 2172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.70% 82.29% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1377 1170
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 41
Median hourly rate £39.50 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +6 13 £325 -4.41%
Edinburgh 0 13 £303 -6.92%
West Lothian - 4 £305 -
Dundee - 2 £235 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £281 -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (55.74%) Oracle
1 34 (55.74%) HP
2 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (40.98%) HP UFT
3 25 (40.98%) CRM
4 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.15%) ISTQB
5 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
5 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
6 18 (29.51%) C#
7 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (26.23%) VB
8 16 (26.23%) Validation
9 15 (24.59%) ISEB
9 15 (24.59%) .NET
9 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
10 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
10 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
10 14 (22.95%) HTML
10 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
10 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (19.67%) Defect Management
11 12 (19.67%) Unix
11 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
11 12 (19.67%) Migration
12 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
13 9 (14.75%) Finance
14 8 (13.11%) Project 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.92%) GIS
4 3 (4.92%) QGIS
4 3 (4.92%) Spatial Data
5 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) HP UFT
2 8 (13.11%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.20%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.56%) TestDirector
7 3 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.92%) YouTrack
8 2 (3.28%) JMeter
9 1 (1.64%) JBehave
9 1 (1.64%) JUnit
9 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Analyst
2 27 (44.26%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Tester
4 8 (13.11%) Automation Tester
5 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Defect Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.92%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
2 14 (22.95%) HTML
3 8 (13.11%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) XML Messaging
4 4 (6.56%) JSP
5 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.92%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.64%) Core Data
6 1 (1.64%) Java EE
6 1 (1.64%) REST
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.28%) VLE
3 1 (1.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Unix
2 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) CRM
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) Validation
4 15 (24.59%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.67%) Defect Management
5 12 (19.67%) Migration
5 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.11%) API Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Project Management
7 8 (13.11%) SDLC
7 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Scrum
9 5 (8.20%) Test Management
10 4 (6.56%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (6.56%) System Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) C#
3 16 (26.23%) VB
4 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.11%) Java
6 4 (6.56%) C
6 4 (6.56%) VBA
7 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.28%) C++
8 2 (3.28%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) ISTQB
1 19 (31.15%) SC Cleared
1 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 15 (24.59%) ISEB
3 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.56%) CCNA
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 29 (47.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) HP
1 34 (55.74%) Oracle
2 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) SAP