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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.84% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Median daily rate £275 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £388 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
1477 2135 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.35% 82.43% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1141 1242
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +8 9 £273 +14.73% 1
Edinburgh +10 2 £363 +39.42% 1
West Lothian -6 1 - -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Selenium
6 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
7 7 (21.21%) JIRA
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) CRM
8 6 (18.18%) Java
8 6 (18.18%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (15.15%) YouTrack
9 5 (15.15%) Spring
9 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Subversion
9 5 (15.15%) HP
9 5 (15.15%) ETL

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 (6.06%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.15%) Subversion
4 5 (15.15%) YouTrack
5 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.12%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) Appium
6 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Grunt
6 1 (3.03%) gulp
6 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Functional Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Functional Test Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) iOS Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Functional Tester
6 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Web Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Spring
2 4 (12.12%) J2EE
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (9.09%) Core Data
3 3 (9.09%) REST
3 3 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) CSS3
5 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (3.03%) LESS
5 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.03%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) VLE
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 6 (18.18%) CRM
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
7 5 (15.15%) ETL
7 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.06%) XenApp
1 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) OpenText