Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 152 174
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22 +8
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 43 64 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 1.23% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.35% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 50
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £23,900 £30,400 £33,175
90th Percentile £72,000 £48,750 £48,875
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5097 4751 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.82% 91.40% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 2882 3705
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Scotland.

Salary trend for Functional Testing in Scotland

Functional Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Functional Testing in Scotland

Functional Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 27 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Edinburgh -37 15 £55,000 +61.76%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £26,000 -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Java
3 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
4 16 (37.21%) Banking
5 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
6 13 (30.23%) NoSQL
6 13 (30.23%) TDD
7 12 (27.91%) Selenium
8 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
9 10 (23.26%) Retail
9 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (23.26%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
10 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (20.93%) SQL
10 9 (20.93%) MySQL
10 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 9 (20.93%) OO
11 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (18.60%) Appium
11 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
11 8 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (16.28%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
12 7 (16.28%) QA
12 7 (16.28%) IBM
12 7 (16.28%) Cognizant
12 7 (16.28%) NHS

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.98%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.65%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (4.65%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) NoSQL
2 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (20.93%) MySQL
3 9 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) Appium
2 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
4 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
4 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) JMeter
5 2 (4.65%) Protractor
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.33%) Calabash
General
1 16 (37.21%) Banking
2 10 (23.26%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Prime Brokerage
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
1 13 (30.23%) Java Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Development Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Development Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Development Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Prime Brokerage Java Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Games Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) RESTful
2 4 (9.30%) SOAP
2 4 (9.30%) Spring
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) JSF
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Mobile Banking
1 7 (16.28%) NHS
2 5 (11.63%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (9.30%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.65%) Photography
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Test Automation
3 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
4 13 (30.23%) TDD
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (23.26%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (20.93%) OO
7 8 (18.60%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.63%) SDET
10 5 (11.63%) Test Management
11 4 (9.30%) Analytics
11 4 (9.30%) BDD
11 4 (9.30%) Microservices
11 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.30%) SOA
11 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Scala
4 2 (4.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
1 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Cognizant
2 7 (16.28%) IBM
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft