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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 91 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 1.74% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.27% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 5
Median daily rate £400 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -5.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.16 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+222.94% -35.80%
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
1484 1235 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.39% 76.61% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 757 527
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% -15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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
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 27 July 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
Bolton -3 1 - -
Salford -6 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 18 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) Java
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) JIRA
4 10 (29.41%) PeopleSoft
4 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Test Management
4 10 (29.41%) System Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Time Management
4 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
5 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Selenium
5 9 (26.47%) Retail
6 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 8 (23.53%) XML
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.65%) QA
8 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 6 (17.65%) HP
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) ISEB

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 (14.71%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (14.71%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) JIRA
2 9 (26.47%) Selenium
3 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.71%) PeopleTools
4 2 (5.88%) Appium
4 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Retail
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
4 4 (11.76%) Games
5 2 (5.88%) Online Betting
6 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Test Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Leader
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Manager
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Lead
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Defect Management
2 10 (29.41%) System Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Test Management
2 10 (29.41%) Time Management
2 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.71%) BPEL
6 5 (14.71%) CRM
6 5 (14.71%) ERP
6 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) PeopleCode
3 5 (14.71%) SQR
4 2 (5.88%) C
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (14.71%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 10 (29.41%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (17.65%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (14.71%) SAP