Period
to 21 July 2017

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 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 130 98
Rank change year-on-year +25 -32 +20
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 8 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.50% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.59% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 21
Edinburgh median daily rate £275 £303 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.31% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £213
90th Percentile £319 £500 £430
Scotland median daily rate £275 £340 £290
% change year-on-year -19.12% +17.24% -9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £17.50

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 1889 2383 2558
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.33% 84.74% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 1312 1385
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -5.30%
10th Percentile £260 £270 £255
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
Scotland median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.82 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.65% -26.44% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £43.39 £47.45 £40.00
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +22.45%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 21 July 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 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) PMO
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Calabash
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Appium

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Calabash
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Billing
4 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) FX Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle