Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 171 168
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 48 52 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.98% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.05% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 30
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £53,750 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.58% +55.80% -13.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £35,150 £29,525
90th Percentile £52,500 £72,500 £47,625
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 5,093 4,934 5,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.87% 92.52% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,407 3,070 3,114
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,288 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 +3 26 £41,875 -23.86% 6
Glasgow -24 15 £38,500 -26.67% 4
West Lothian - 3 £48,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Falkirk - 2 £20,000 -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 39 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (54.17%) Selenium
4 18 (37.50%) QA
5 16 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
7 12 (25.00%) Scrum
7 12 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
9 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
9 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
9 10 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
11 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
11 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
12 7 (14.58%) Retail
13 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 6 (12.50%) JIRA
13 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Open Source
13 6 (12.50%) Python
13 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.50%) ISEB
13 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
13 6 (12.50%) User Experience
14 5 (10.42%) Algorithms
14 5 (10.42%) API Testing

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 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Podio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) npm
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Akamai
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) DNS
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.50%) JIRA
4 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.33%) Protractor
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.25%) Bower
7 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.25%) Grunt
7 3 (6.25%) gulp
8 2 (4.17%) Appium
8 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.17%) Subversion
8 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Tester
2 15 (31.25%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Developer
4 10 (20.83%) Automation Tester
5 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Java Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) UI Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Junior Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) JavaFX
2 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.33%) React
3 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 3 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) LESS
3 3 (6.25%) Sass
3 3 (6.25%) Swing
3 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.17%) CGI
4 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.17%) Symfony
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) JNI
5 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.50%) User Experience
3 5 (10.42%) Algorithms
3 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) Scrum
3 12 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Open Source
8 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.42%) API Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) Python
4 5 (10.42%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) Groovy
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.50%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Cognizant
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) Micro Focus
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle