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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 23 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.11% 0.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
153 167 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.53% 84.77% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (87.50%) System Testing
2 13 (81.25%) Time Management
2 13 (81.25%) Unit Testing
2 13 (81.25%) Oracle
2 13 (81.25%) PeopleSoft
2 13 (81.25%) Oracle UPK
3 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (50.00%) Hyperion
3 8 (50.00%) JD Edwards
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) High Availability
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) CANoe
7 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (81.25%) Oracle UPK
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) SAP PM
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) CANoe
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
1 8 (50.00%) PeopleSoft Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Functional Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) PeopleSoft Functional Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Solutions Consultant
3 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle Solutions Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP MM Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP PM Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) System Testing
1 14 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (81.25%) Time Management
2 13 (81.25%) Unit Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Oracle
1 13 (81.25%) PeopleSoft
2 8 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 8 (50.00%) JD Edwards
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com