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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 85 84 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.079% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £303 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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
1120 887 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.68% 70.51% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 451 349
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 42
Average hourly rate £16.29 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.69 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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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
Sale - 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) SCCM
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Google
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) QAComplete
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) .NET

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QAComplete
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Functional Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Applications Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Telerik
4 1 (10.00%) Google