The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 June 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
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 123 98
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.95% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.11% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 21 26
Scotland median daily rate £350 £355 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +26.78%  
10th Percentile £318 £275 £219
90th Percentile £383 £419 £378
UK median daily rate £400 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +9.96% +3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Scotland

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Scotland

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Scotland

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 10 £350 -7.89% 4
Edinburgh +14 5 - - 5
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) ETL
5 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Migration
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Confluence
7 5 (21.74%) Calabash
7 5 (21.74%) Appium
8 4 (17.39%) Gatling
8 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
8 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) JBehave
8 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
8 4 (17.39%) Ruby
8 4 (17.39%) JMeter
8 4 (17.39%) Python
8 4 (17.39%) JUnit
8 4 (17.39%) C#

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (21.74%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Appium
2 5 (21.74%) Calabash
2 5 (21.74%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Gatling
3 4 (17.39%) JBehave
3 4 (17.39%) JMeter
3 4 (17.39%) JUnit
3 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
3 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 14 (60.87%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Functional Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Spring
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
1 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
3 7 (30.43%) ETL
3 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Data Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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