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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 84 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% - 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
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
1211 892 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.89% 72.46% 74.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 501 456
Average daily rate £380 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 35
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (78.95%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Test Management
5 4 (21.05%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Telerik
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) SOAP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Middleware
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Hyperion

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.79%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Robot
3 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Functional Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Teradata Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Telerik
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Hyperion
4 2 (10.53%) Teradata
5 1 (5.26%) Green Hat
5 1 (5.26%) IBM