The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.08% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.70% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
250 287 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.25% 89.13% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 197 266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +11 1 £275 -35.29% 1
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) GDPR
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP