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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 108 107 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 23 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.60% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.76% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 4
Average daily rate £291 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.24% -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £237 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £355 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
UK

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
2043 2109 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.96% 79.49% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 1198 849
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 12 £260 -19.87% 1
Glasgow +10 6 £245 -5.76% 3
West Lothian +3 4 £388 +19.23%
Fife - 1 - -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 19 (26.76%) Test Management
2 19 (26.76%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (25.35%) SQL
3 18 (25.35%) Non-Functional Testing
4 17 (23.94%) Selenium
5 16 (22.54%) Banking
5 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
8 13 (18.31%) HP UFT
9 12 (16.90%) ISEB
9 12 (16.90%) Scrum
9 12 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
10 11 (15.49%) Oracle
11 10 (14.08%) Fund Accounting
11 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
12 9 (12.68%) Integration Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (12.68%) QA
12 9 (12.68%) Java
12 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (12.68%) Project Management
13 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.27%) JIRA
14 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
14 7 (9.86%) Migration
15 6 (8.45%) HP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (1.41%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Hi Portfolio
1 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Selenium
2 13 (18.31%) HP UFT
3 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
4 8 (11.27%) JIRA
5 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.23%) JMeter
5 3 (4.23%) YouTrack
6 2 (2.82%) Appium
6 2 (2.82%) Toad
7 1 (1.41%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Analyst
2 29 (40.85%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Test Manager
4 9 (12.68%) Tester
5 6 (8.45%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) QA Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Senior Manager
5 6 (8.45%) Senior Test Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Functional Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Functional Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) REST
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.23%) SOAP
4 2 (2.82%) Java EE
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.41%) WSDL
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) VLE
3 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.82%) Derivative
3 2 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
1 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Test Management
2 18 (25.35%) Non-Functional Testing
3 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.90%) Scrum
5 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
5 12 (16.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.08%) Fund Accounting
6 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.68%) Integration Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Project Management
8 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.86%) Migration
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.45%) SDLC
9 6 (8.45%) SOA
9 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) C#
4 4 (5.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.82%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ISEB
2 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 19 (26.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Oracle
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) HP
4 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.82%) Informatica
5 2 (2.82%) Sybase
5 2 (2.82%) Teradata