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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 75 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 22 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.39% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.84% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
Median daily rate £500 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
Functional Testing
North West

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
1468 1144 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.84% 75.46% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 619 463
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 39
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.44% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 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

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Salford -10 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 21 (55.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (44.74%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) JIRA
4 13 (34.21%) Defect Management
4 13 (34.21%) XML
5 11 (28.95%) Selenium
6 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Test Management
6 10 (26.32%) System Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Time Management
6 10 (26.32%) Finance
6 10 (26.32%) Oracle
6 10 (26.32%) PeopleSoft
6 10 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (23.68%) HP
7 9 (23.68%) Retail
7 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.05%) QA
8 8 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (21.05%) .NET
9 7 (18.42%) SQL
9 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
10 6 (15.79%) Games
10 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
10 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
10 6 (15.79%) MS Excel

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (13.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) JIRA
2 11 (28.95%) Selenium
3 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.16%) PeopleTools
3 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.89%) Appium
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Retail
3 6 (15.79%) Games
4 4 (10.53%) Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.89%) UAT Manager
4 3 (7.89%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) XML
2 8 (21.05%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) JSON
3 5 (13.16%) RESTful
3 5 (13.16%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.63%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Defect Management
3 10 (26.32%) System Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Test Management
3 10 (26.32%) Time Management
3 10 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
7 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) BPEL
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) ERP
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Scrum
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) PeopleCode
3 5 (13.16%) SQR
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
1 10 (26.32%) PeopleSoft
1 10 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (23.68%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) IBM
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Telerik