The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 52 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.64% 1.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 1.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £253 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
Tyne and Wear

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
599 255 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.70% 76.81% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 166 139
Average daily rate £410 £425 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +50.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £21.82 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Selenium
2 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
3 16 (43.24%) QA
4 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
4 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (40.54%) HP UFT
5 14 (37.84%) LoadRunner
5 14 (37.84%) HP
5 14 (37.84%) Windows
5 14 (37.84%) Linux
5 14 (37.84%) JMeter
6 13 (35.14%) JIRA
7 10 (27.03%) PKI
7 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
7 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
7 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (27.03%) Confluence
7 10 (27.03%) Mac OS X
7 10 (27.03%) SNMP
8 9 (24.32%) Project Management
8 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
8 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
8 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
9 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
10 6 (16.22%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.03%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) BODI
1 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
2 15 (40.54%) HP UFT
3 14 (37.84%) JMeter
3 14 (37.84%) LoadRunner
4 13 (35.14%) JIRA
5 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
6 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.81%) eggPlant
7 4 (10.81%) LoadUI
8 2 (5.41%) ERwin
8 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.70%) Testopia
9 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Functional Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Programme Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) CESG
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Mac OS X
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Test Automation
3 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
4 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
5 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Project Management
5 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Feature Driven Development
9 4 (10.81%) Kanban
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C#
1 4 (10.81%) Java
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) Ruby
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) ISTQB
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) GPG13
2 3 (8.11%) WAI
2 3 (8.11%) WCAG
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Informatica
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Rally