Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 179 159
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 50 51 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.94% 0.92% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.00% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 27
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% +50.00% -7.28%
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,200 £30,000
90th Percentile £52,000 £72,500 £46,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 4,971 5,100 4,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.00% 92.21% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,239 3,251 2,901
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.41% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +8 26 £43,500 -20.91% 4
Glasgow -13 19 £40,000 -23.81% 4
South Lanarkshire +6 3 £35,500 +36.54%
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 44 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 34 (68.00%) Selenium
3 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (46.00%) QA
5 22 (44.00%) ISTQB
6 18 (36.00%) Java
7 15 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 15 (30.00%) SQL
8 13 (26.00%) Scrum
8 13 (26.00%) Test Strategy
8 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (20.00%) ITIL
10 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 10 (20.00%) API Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (18.00%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Banking
12 8 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
13 7 (14.00%) Finance
13 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (14.00%) IBM
13 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
13 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (12.00%) Appium

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 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) DataStage
1 1 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (68.00%) Selenium
2 15 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.00%) Appium
4 6 (12.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.00%) JIRA
5 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
7 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.00%) ER Studio
8 1 (2.00%) Hudson
8 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.00%) JMeter
8 1 (2.00%) Subversion
8 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 5 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Tester
2 17 (34.00%) Automation Tester
3 12 (24.00%) Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Developer
5 7 (14.00%) QA Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.00%) CGI
3 3 (6.00%) JavaFX
4 2 (4.00%) Swing
4 2 (4.00%) Symfony
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (8.00%) User Experience
1 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) AIX
1 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Scrum
3 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (26.00%) Test Strategy
4 12 (24.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (20.00%) API Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (20.00%) ITIL
5 10 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.00%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
8 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.00%) ISEB
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) IBM
2 6 (12.00%) Cognizant
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.00%) Twitter