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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 67 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.35% 2.17% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.50% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Median daily rate £275 £383 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.10% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +67.85%

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
622 560 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.25% 86.82% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 374 163
Median daily rate £388 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (23.08%) System Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
7 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) API Testing
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) IVR
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) CRM

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Telephony Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IVR
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VB
1 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) SOASTA, Inc