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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / North East
Rank 85 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.94% 2.34% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.82% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 2
Median daily rate £269 £405 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +60.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £343 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £575 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
821 745 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.97% 83.05% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 475 321
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -32 9 £269 -33.64% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 9 (60.00%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) API Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) IVR
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VB
1 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (6.67%) SOASTA, Inc