Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -36 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 17 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.84% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.01% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -4.62% +5.69%
10th Percentile £230 £286 £198
90th Percentile £473 £441 £480
Scotland median daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year - -9.77% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,496 1,492 2,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.25% 83.63% 83.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 909 1,309
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £268 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.51% +21.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.70 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.25 £23.35
% change year-on-year +2.35% -8.99% +3.78%

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

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) JIRA
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) SOAP
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Subversion
5 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
5 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
5 5 (29.41%) Puppet
5 5 (29.41%) REST
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Ansible
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
6 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Law
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus

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 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
2 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Subversion
2 5 (29.41%) TeamCity
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (17.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) REST
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Cyber Resilience
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Case Management
8 1 (5.88%) Disk Encryption
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CLAS
3 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
3 1 (5.88%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Ansible
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Salt
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco