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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 64 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.27% 0.19% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.27% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
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 Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
569 366 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.79% 69.58% 66.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 190 249
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £236 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £521 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 31 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.10 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Cambridge - - - - 1
Functional Testing
East of England

Functional Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA