The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank - 70 93
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.33% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.45% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £398 £284
% change year-on-year
-27.04% +40.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
953 880 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.08% 72.13% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 471 474
Average daily rate £338 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester