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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 85 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.95% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £325 £309 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +23.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £323 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) SOAP
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (18.75%) Ruby
5 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (18.75%) VBScript
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft