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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 70 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.13% - 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
653 301 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 84.26% 82.24% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 203 62
Average daily rate £440 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA