Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 132 121
Rank change year-on-year -14 -11 +37
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 41 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.25% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.49% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 57
Scotland median daily rate £262 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.72% -5.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £255 £256 £237
90th Percentile £334 £449 £513
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.40% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +32.78%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 19 £268 -13.71% 3
Glasgow -9 18 £262 -23.15% 2
Renfrewshire +38 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 18 (43.90%) JIRA
2 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Non-Functional Testing
3 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
4 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) Migration
6 11 (26.83%) Banking
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
6 11 (26.83%) TeamCity
7 10 (24.39%) Confluence
7 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
9 8 (19.51%) QA
10 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.07%) Java
10 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Gatling
11 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
11 6 (14.63%) Calabash
11 6 (14.63%) Appium
11 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (14.63%) JMeter
11 6 (14.63%) C#
11 6 (14.63%) Python
11 6 (14.63%) JUnit
11 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
11 6 (14.63%) JBehave
11 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Ruby

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 10 (24.39%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) JIRA
2 11 (26.83%) TeamCity
3 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
4 6 (14.63%) Appium
4 6 (14.63%) Calabash
4 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.63%) Gatling
4 6 (14.63%) JBehave
4 6 (14.63%) JMeter
4 6 (14.63%) JUnit
4 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
5 5 (12.20%) Artifactory
5 5 (12.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
5 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.20%) Subversion
5 5 (12.20%) Zephyr
6 3 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (2.44%) Selenium
7 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) REST
1 5 (12.20%) SOAP
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Java EE
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Non-Functional Testing
2 16 (39.02%) Test Automation
3 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (31.71%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.20%) DevOps
8 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
9 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
9 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) Python
3 6 (14.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) CLAS
3 1 (2.44%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Ansible
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.88%) Salt
4 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle