The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 28 March 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 64
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.34% 1.21% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.43% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £288 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +22.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £540 £269
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.68% +14.66%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 489 718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 84.92% 84.31% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 272 423
Median daily rate £358 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Glasgow over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Glasgow

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) ETL
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) System Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
7 2 (14.29%) YouTrack
7 2 (14.29%) QA
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) YouTrack
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) ETL
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft