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 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 80 95 83
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.21% 0.067% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.096% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £75.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
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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
1002 1040 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 71.11% 69.85% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 582 404
Average daily rate £365 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 79
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £8.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Northgate
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
3 1 (16.67%) SAP MM
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Northgate
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft