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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank - 36 47
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.06% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £494 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
Functional Testing
East of England

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
255 320 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.06% 84.43% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 228 209
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Remote 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) HR Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall