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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 121 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£275 £288 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% -9.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 5 £275 -4.43% 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (26.67%) QAComplete
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Retail
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) IVR
6 1 (6.67%) Telerik
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) QA
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) QAComplete
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) MSTest
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Programme Manager
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Test Management
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Telerik
3 1 (6.67%) Google