Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 68 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.39% 1.53% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.85% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 23
Glasgow median daily rate £262 £341 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.15% +5.00% -11.56%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £250
90th Percentile £330 £453 £513
Scotland median daily rate £265 £308 £325
% change year-on-year -13.98% -5.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow 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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1109 918 1395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 85.77% 82.63% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 485 741
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.10%
10th Percentile £257 £219 £226
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 25
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £33.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -37.70% +82.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.65 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 11 (61.11%) SQL
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Confluence
2 10 (55.56%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) JUnit
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 6 (33.33%) JBehave
4 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 6 (33.33%) Calabash
4 6 (33.33%) Appium
4 6 (33.33%) Gatling
5 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) ETL
6 4 (22.22%) Data Migration

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 10 (55.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Appium
2 6 (33.33%) Calabash
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (33.33%) Gatling
2 6 (33.33%) JBehave
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (33.33%) JMeter
2 6 (33.33%) JUnit
2 6 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 6 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 4 (22.22%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
1 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 4 (22.22%) ETL
5 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft