The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 129 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.06% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.33% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 9
Median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £244 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £700 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +4.61%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2669 3305 2519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.56% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2013 1494
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 128 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the North West region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 8 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
Manchester -12 7 £325 +8.33% 1
Lancashire -2 6 £375 +33.92% 1
Cheshire +14 4 £250 -62.96%
Merseyside -3 2 £320 -5.18% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 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 West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
2 11 (32.35%) Selenium
3 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) .NET
4 9 (26.47%) Java
4 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
4 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (23.53%) C#
5 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 8 (23.53%) Windows
5 8 (23.53%) Ruby
5 8 (23.53%) QA
5 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Test Management
6 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 7 (20.59%) Unix
6 7 (20.59%) SOAP
6 7 (20.59%) Python
6 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
6 7 (20.59%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.65%) Virtual Team
7 6 (17.65%) Perl
7 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 6 (17.65%) ISEB
7 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.71%) WebSphere
1 5 (14.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.88%) Drupal
3 1 (2.94%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (14.71%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) FTP
1 5 (14.71%) HTTP
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.82%) TestComplete
4 2 (5.88%) JUnit
4 2 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Ant
5 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) EasyMock
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) JBehave
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) Mockito
5 1 (2.94%) Rational Robot
5 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
1 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) OAT Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) OAT Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Software Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) SOAP
3 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (11.76%) Web Services
5 3 (8.82%) XML
6 2 (5.88%) Behat
6 2 (5.88%) HTML
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.94%) CSS
7 1 (2.94%) CSS3
7 1 (2.94%) Express
7 1 (2.94%) HTML5
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) JMS
7 1 (2.94%) JMX
7 1 (2.94%) Material Design
7 1 (2.94%) RESTful
7 1 (2.94%) Spring
7 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Virtual Team
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
2 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
4 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 7 (20.59%) SDLC
5 7 (20.59%) Test Management
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.71%) ERP
6 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) API Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) C#
2 8 (23.53%) Ruby
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) Perl
5 5 (14.71%) C
5 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.82%) VBScript
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) VB
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Saba
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Sony
4 1 (2.94%) Telerik