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 30 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 113 98
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 0.69% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.83% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 16
Median daily rate £300 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £600 £450
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 £37.50 £46.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -18.47% +11.51%  

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 1489 2174 2377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.60% 83.20% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1218 1304
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 +1 7 £288 -36.11% 1
Edinburgh +12 3 £315 -11.26% 1
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) ETL
6 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
7 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 5 (18.52%) Spring
7 5 (18.52%) Subversion
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
8 4 (14.81%) Maven
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.81%) J2EE
8 4 (14.81%) CRM
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) Jenkins

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 2 (7.41%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
3 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Maven
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) YouTrack
6 1 (3.70%) Appium
6 1 (3.70%) Calabash
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) Grunt
6 1 (3.70%) gulp
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Tester
6 2 (7.41%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Spring
2 4 (14.81%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) Core Data
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) CSS3
4 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) LESS
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
1 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 9 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
5 6 (22.22%) ETL
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
6 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) XenApp
1 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) OpenText
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle