The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank - - 92
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands - - 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Functional Testing
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1127 1176 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.44% 73.13% 65.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 607 430
Average daily rate £400 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.65 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Nottinghamshire - - - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
1 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft