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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 73 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.45% 0.25% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.32% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £310 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £390 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
1156 1266 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.67% 78.83% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 767 649
Median daily rate £375 £380 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 42
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Northamptonshire - 9 £350 -
Nottinghamshire +8 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Leicestershire +8 4 £188 - 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Regression Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
5 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (20.51%) C#
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
6 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
6 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (17.95%) Dell
6 7 (17.95%) ISEB
6 7 (17.95%) VMware
6 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.95%) BDD
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Power BI

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (17.95%) Power BI
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
3 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
3 5 (12.82%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Ranorex
4 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) JBehave
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (15.38%) Banking
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Integration Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Quality Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) SSIS Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (10.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (10.26%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) Java EE
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (25.64%) Regression Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
6 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.95%) BDD
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
6 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) C++
4 5 (12.82%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) COBOL
5 3 (7.69%) JCL
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SDET
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Dell
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) SAP