The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South West / Dorset
Rank 22 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.97% - 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £363 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +67.85%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 164 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 92.23% 80.00% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 95 110
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £20.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 Dorset

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bournemouth - 1 £363 -
Functional Testing
South West

Functional Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) XSD
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Guidewire