Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Functional Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 188 148
Rank change year-on-year +28 -40 +36
Permanent jobs citing Functional Testing 68 35 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.28% 0.63% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.68% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 29
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +50.00% -7.89%
10th Percentile £33,000 £22,500 £30,400
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £51,500
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 4,966 5,124 4,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.61% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,186 3,330 2,827
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £28,841 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +24 38 £45,000 -14.29% 7
Glasgow -7 20 £40,000 -23.81% 1
West Lothian - 6 - - 1
South Lanarkshire +3 3 £35,500 +36.54%
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 64 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 41 (60.29%) Selenium
3 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (51.47%) QA
5 28 (41.18%) SQL
6 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
7 20 (29.41%) Java
8 18 (26.47%) ITIL
9 17 (25.00%) Finance
9 17 (25.00%) Scrum
9 17 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 17 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 17 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 16 (23.53%) Test Strategy
10 16 (23.53%) API Testing
11 13 (19.12%) Oracle
11 13 (19.12%) Defect Management
12 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
12 12 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (16.18%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (16.18%) Banking
13 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
14 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
14 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
14 10 (14.71%) C#
14 10 (14.71%) Task Automation
15 9 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (13.24%) SDLC
15 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio

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 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.35%) MySQL
1 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
1 5 (7.35%) RDBMS
1 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) DataStage
2 1 (1.47%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (60.29%) Selenium
2 17 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
4 9 (13.24%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.24%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.76%) Appium
5 8 (11.76%) Ranorex
6 3 (4.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.94%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.47%) ER Studio
8 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.47%) Hudson
8 1 (1.47%) JMeter
8 1 (1.47%) Subversion
8 1 (1.47%) Toad
8 1 (1.47%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Banking
3 8 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Tester
2 20 (29.41%) Automation Tester
3 15 (22.06%) Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Developer
5 11 (16.18%) QA Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Test Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) ERP Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Oracle Analyst
10 5 (7.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Test Manager
11 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Lead Developer
12 3 (4.41%) Lead Tester
12 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.82%) CGI
2 6 (8.82%) React
3 5 (7.35%) CSS
3 5 (7.35%) CSS3
3 5 (7.35%) HTML
3 5 (7.35%) HTML5
3 5 (7.35%) MEAN Stack
3 5 (7.35%) Node.js
3 5 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.47%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.47%) Swing
5 1 (1.47%) Symfony
5 1 (1.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Virtual Team
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) AIX
1 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (94.12%) Test Automation
2 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) ITIL
4 17 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 17 (25.00%) Scrum
4 17 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (23.53%) API Testing
5 16 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 13 (19.12%) Defect Management
7 12 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 11 (16.18%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
9 10 (14.71%) Task Automation
10 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (13.24%) SDLC
10 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) SQL
2 20 (29.41%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) C#
4 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) ISTQB
2 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
3 4 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (4.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (51.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) IBM
3 8 (11.76%) Cognizant
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter