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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 87 65 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -24
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 24 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.02% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 0.74% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 1
Median daily rate £318 £200 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.75% -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +24.39%
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
1018 541 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.55% 80.15% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 357 185
Median daily rate £325 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 20 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
4 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (23.33%) QA
5 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Degree
6 6 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) Unix
7 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (13.33%) Sybase
8 4 (13.33%) AIX
8 4 (13.33%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) MySQL
8 4 (13.33%) Data Mining
8 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
9 3 (10.00%) LoadUI
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (10.00%) Defect Tracking

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Data Mining
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.00%) JMeter
2 3 (10.00%) LoadUI
2 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) ERwin
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Tester
2 10 (33.33%) Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) Functional Tester
5 7 (23.33%) Functional Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) Functional Test Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Data Migration Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Data Migration Test Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Migration Manager
8 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
2 3 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) AIX
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Test Strategy
2 10 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
7 3 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (10.00%) ISEB
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.33%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Sybase
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) ICL
4 1 (3.33%) Informatica