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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 94 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.99% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate £310 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £290 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
1483 1106 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.84% 77.45% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 669 479
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford - 1 £331 -
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (38.24%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) QA
3 11 (32.35%) Selenium
3 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (32.35%) .NET
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 9 (26.47%) XML
4 9 (26.47%) JIRA
4 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
5 8 (23.53%) C#
5 8 (23.53%) HP
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.59%) SOAP
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
6 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) Games
8 5 (14.71%) TDD
8 5 (14.71%) Retail
8 5 (14.71%) Telerik
8 5 (14.71%) Workflow
8 5 (14.71%) IBM
8 5 (14.71%) HND
8 5 (14.71%) Unix

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (8.82%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.88%) HFM
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle FAH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 9 (26.47%) JIRA
3 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.88%) Appium
4 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
5 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Games
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
4 3 (8.82%) Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Tester
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Manager
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 9 (26.47%) XML
3 7 (20.59%) SOAP
4 5 (14.71%) JSON
4 5 (14.71%) RESTful
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) HTML
6 1 (2.94%) CSS
6 1 (2.94%) CSS3
6 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
6 1 (2.94%) Modernizr
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Defect Management
4 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
5 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 5 (14.71%) QA Automation
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Test Management
5 5 (14.71%) Workflow
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
1 5 (14.71%) HND
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
3 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (14.71%) Telerik
4 3 (8.82%) Hyperion