The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 60 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.94% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.95% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Average daily rate £405 £253 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.39% -2.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+130.00% -33.33%
Functional Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -17 18 £405 +60.39%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) QA
2 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 15 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 15 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
3 15 (38.46%) JMeter
3 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Linux
3 15 (38.46%) HP UFT
3 15 (38.46%) LoadRunner
4 14 (35.90%) HP
5 13 (33.33%) JIRA
6 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
7 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
7 10 (25.64%) Confluence
7 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
7 10 (25.64%) PKI
7 10 (25.64%) Mac OS X
7 10 (25.64%) SNMP
7 10 (25.64%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (23.08%) Defect Management
8 9 (23.08%) Project Management
8 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
9 7 (17.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Waterfall

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (25.64%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) BODI
1 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) Cucumber
2 15 (38.46%) HP UFT
2 15 (38.46%) JMeter
2 15 (38.46%) LoadRunner
3 13 (33.33%) JIRA
4 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.82%) LoadUI
7 4 (10.26%) eggPlant
8 2 (5.13%) ERwin
8 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.56%) Testopia
9 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Tester
2 11 (28.21%) Functional Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Programme Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) PKI
2 5 (12.82%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (10.26%) CESG
4 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Mac OS X
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 15 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Test Strategy
5 10 (25.64%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Project Management
7 7 (17.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) GPG13
2 3 (7.69%) WAI
2 3 (7.69%) WCAG
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Informatica
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Rally