The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 64 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.14% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.43% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
517 499 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 70.82% 74.48% 64.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 199 225
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 63
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.80 £12.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £50.82 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA