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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 56 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.33% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.08% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £265 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
404 370 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 66.23% 75.51% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 228 83
Average daily rate £375 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Average hourly rate £21.82 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.82% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 +5 2 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) ERP Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Security Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) HP