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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 109 55 73
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 2.40% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 2.96% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 5
Median daily rate £263 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £282 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £575 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
1166 778 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.55% 81.04% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 495 473
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 23
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -57 3 £263 -44.73% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 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 North East region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) Test Strategy
4 10 (43.48%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) Project Management
6 7 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) QA
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 5 (21.74%) Virtual Team
8 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
8 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) JMeter
8 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (17.39%) LoadUI

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JMeter
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 4 (17.39%) LoadUI
2 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Functional Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Functional Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Virtual Team
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Strategy
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco IPCC
1 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (21.74%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle