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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 50 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£253 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £10.00
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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
446 266 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 68.09% 70.74% 61.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 138 88
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 25
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Security Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP