Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 192 152
Rank change year-on-year +29 -40 +45
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 63 48 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.89% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 14
Scotland median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +16.88%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,750 £33,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 4,994 5,382 4,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.10% 92.87% 93.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,283 3,652 2,706
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019. 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
Edinburgh 0 38 £42,178 -14.36%
Glasgow +20 12 £43,750 +25.00%
West Lothian -13 9 £31,000 -27.06%
Aberdeen - 3 £37,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £32,500 -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, IT jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (49.21%) SQL
4 26 (41.27%) Selenium
5 24 (38.10%) QA
5 24 (38.10%) Test Scripting
6 23 (36.51%) Java
7 21 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 21 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 19 (30.16%) Finance
9 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (26.98%) Oracle
11 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
12 13 (20.63%) Integration Testing
13 12 (19.05%) Unit Testing
13 12 (19.05%) Software Testing
13 12 (19.05%) ITIL
13 12 (19.05%) Scrum
13 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
14 11 (17.46%) Validation
15 9 (14.29%) Banking
15 9 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
15 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
15 9 (14.29%) Defect Management
16 8 (12.70%) BDD
16 8 (12.70%) Acceptance Criteria
16 8 (12.70%) Oracle ERP
16 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.70%) PL/SQL

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 (7.94%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.94%) MySQL
4 4 (6.35%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) Selenium
2 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.52%) Appium
5 5 (7.94%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) Protractor
6 4 (6.35%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.17%) Ant
9 1 (1.59%) JBehave
9 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.59%) JUnit
9 1 (1.59%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.59%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.59%) Subversion
9 1 (1.59%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) International Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Analyst
2 22 (34.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Test Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) ERP Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) QA Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Developer
6 7 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (6.35%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) HTML
1 6 (9.52%) HTML5
1 6 (9.52%) React
2 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
2 5 (7.94%) CSS
2 5 (7.94%) CSS3
2 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
2 5 (7.94%) MEAN Stack
2 5 (7.94%) Node.js
2 5 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) CGI
3 2 (3.17%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) Symfony
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) Spring
4 1 (1.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 33 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 21 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (20.63%) Integration Testing
7 12 (19.05%) ITIL
7 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.05%) Scrum
7 12 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 11 (17.46%) Validation
9 9 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 8 (12.70%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (12.70%) BDD
10 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.70%) ERP
10 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) SQL
2 23 (36.51%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.70%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.52%) Python
5 4 (6.35%) C#
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) C
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.10%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Perfecto Mobile
3 2 (3.17%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe
4 1 (1.59%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) New Relic
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Sonatype