The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 85 68
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.39% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £295 £260 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.35% -13.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £428 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -8.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 865 1272 1230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 86.24% 83.08% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 730 709
Median daily rate £413 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Edinburgh

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) SCOM
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Spring

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Appium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Grunt
3 1 (12.50%) gulp
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) LESS
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) OpenText