The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 23 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.30% 0.94% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 1.25% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Functional Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
151 160 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 82.97% 75.47% 83.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 76 96
Average daily rate £388 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £14.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.82% -56.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.60 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) BDD
3 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (50.00%) Java
5 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (45.83%) Scrum
5 11 (45.83%) Gherkin
5 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 9 (37.50%) Capybara
6 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (37.50%) RESTful
6 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Ruby
6 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
6 9 (37.50%) Web Services
6 9 (37.50%) ISEB
6 9 (37.50%) HP UFT
6 9 (37.50%) Travis CI
7 8 (33.33%) Time Management
8 7 (29.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Groovy
10 4 (16.67%) QA
10 4 (16.67%) Selenium

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
3 9 (37.50%) Capybara
3 9 (37.50%) HP UFT
3 9 (37.50%) Travis CI
4 4 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Developer in Test
4 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Gherkin
2 9 (37.50%) RESTful
2 9 (37.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) BDD
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Time Management
7 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Project Management
9 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
11 1 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) Groovy
5 3 (12.50%) PHP
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (16.67%) QA