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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 139 75 123
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +48
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 78 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 2.06% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.64% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 52 7
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £650 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.16 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+222.94% -35.80%
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
2970 2957 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.13% 78.08% 74.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1761 1226
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 94
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -24 11 £400 +20.75% 2
Merseyside -22 7 £350 -30.00% 1
Lancashire -17 1 £320 +23.07%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 20 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (33.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (28.57%) Selenium
3 16 (28.57%) JIRA
3 16 (28.57%) Java
4 14 (25.00%) Oracle
4 14 (25.00%) CRM
5 13 (23.21%) Finance
5 13 (23.21%) Test Management
5 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
6 12 (21.43%) QA
6 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Scrum
7 11 (19.64%) SQL
7 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
7 11 (19.64%) System Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (17.86%) Time Management
8 10 (17.86%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (17.86%) HP
8 10 (17.86%) XML
9 9 (16.07%) Project Management
9 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Retail
9 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
9 9 (16.07%) WebCenter
10 8 (14.29%) Cucumber

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 (8.93%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (3.57%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (8.93%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) PuTTY
1 3 (5.36%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) JIRA
1 16 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.93%) PeopleTools
5 3 (5.36%) Ant
5 3 (5.36%) JMeter
5 3 (5.36%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.36%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (5.36%) WATIR
6 2 (3.57%) Appium
6 2 (3.57%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Games
5 2 (3.57%) Online Betting
5 2 (3.57%) Welsh Language
6 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Analyst
2 20 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 8 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Software Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) XML
2 9 (16.07%) WebCenter
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
5 2 (3.57%) J2EE
5 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) JSF
6 1 (1.79%) Node.js
6 1 (1.79%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Unix
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (25.00%) CRM
3 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
3 13 (23.21%) Test Management
4 12 (21.43%) Scrum
4 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (19.64%) System Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
6 10 (17.86%) Time Management
7 9 (16.07%) Project Management
7 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.93%) BPEL
11 5 (8.93%) SDLC
11 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) PeopleCode
3 5 (8.93%) Ruby
3 5 (8.93%) SQR
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) C
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 6 (10.71%) ISEB
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 10 (17.86%) HP
2 10 (17.86%) PeopleSoft
3 8 (14.29%) IBM
4 7 (12.50%) SAP
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.36%) VMware
8 2 (3.57%) Sony
9 1 (1.79%) Serena
9 1 (1.79%) Siebel
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