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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 96 95 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.29% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£325 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
Functional Testing
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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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1312 1178 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 75.19% 74.70% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 604 437
Average daily rate £385 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 85 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.81 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Functional Testing Hourly 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 27 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Northamptonshire -7 3 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) System Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
6 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
6 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Northgate
3 1 (12.50%) SAP