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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 101 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.93% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.16% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £325 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £336 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
1419 1556 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.87% 80.12% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 893 700
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 30
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 December 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
Stockport -6 1 £175 -30.00%
Functional Testing
North West

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Test Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) QA
4 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) VBScript
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) ISEB
4 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (16.67%) TestComplete
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (11.11%) BDD

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 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Management
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Retail Demand Forecasting
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Ruby
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft