The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+130.00% -33.33%
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
104 90 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.33% 67.67% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 49
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Midlands region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (100.00%) Use Case
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) Baan
2 3 (75.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Fit Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Logistics
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Aerospace

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) ERP Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Use Case
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) ERP
2 3 (75.00%) Fit Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) Logistics
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Baan
2 1 (25.00%) SAP