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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 90 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 15 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
1458 1007 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.47% 75.77% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 609 465
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 47
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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

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 3 September 2015.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (71.43%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) C#
5 5 (23.81%) SOAP
5 5 (23.81%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) Telerik
5 5 (23.81%) BDD
5 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
5 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) SCCM
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Middleware
7 3 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Hyperion
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Migration

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.76%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
1 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
2 3 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Robot
3 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Functional Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Tester
5 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Test Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Teradata Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) SOAP
2 4 (19.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) TDD
2 5 (23.81%) BDD
3 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Volume Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (19.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Telerik
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Hyperion
5 2 (9.52%) Teradata
6 1 (4.76%) Green Hat
6 1 (4.76%) IBM