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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 93 78 84
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.48% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.65% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
1214 1069 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 77.47% 74.03% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 609 606
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 63
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.44 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £24.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +10 2 £300 - 1
Leicestershire -11 2 - - 3
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Unix
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) System Testing
5 5 (26.32%) SDLC
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Billing
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Ranorex
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) UAT Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) WinForms
1 1 (5.26%) WSDL
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Unix
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
2 5 (26.32%) System Testing
2 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.53%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft