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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 94 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +15
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.29% 3.04% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 3.67% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 3
Median daily rate £263 £505 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.01% +119.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £287 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £575 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
878 545 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.99% 82.83% 86.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 359 322
Median daily rate £400 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 10
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.50 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +21.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.35 £17.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.54 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
4 8 (42.11%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
8 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
8 4 (21.05%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
8 4 (21.05%) JMeter
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) AIX
9 3 (15.79%) MySQL
9 3 (15.79%) Sybase

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 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JMeter
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) LoadUI
2 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Functional Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Telephony Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.53%) API Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.26%) ISEB
6 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (21.05%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Sybase
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle