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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 135 87 122
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +35
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 25 63 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.69% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.20% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 10
Median daily rate £350 £393 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +16.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £668 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +72.83%
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
3042 2861 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.08% 76.93% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1678 1260
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 100
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -14 13 £388 +8.77% 5
Merseyside -24 9 £320 -36.00% 1
Cheshire -3 1 - - 1
Lancashire -11 1 £320 +23.07%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (28.13%) Selenium
3 18 (28.13%) JIRA
4 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
4 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
4 17 (26.56%) CRM
5 16 (25.00%) Java
5 16 (25.00%) QA
6 14 (21.88%) Test Management
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle
6 14 (21.88%) Defect Management
7 13 (20.31%) Scrum
7 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
7 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
8 12 (18.75%) System Testing
8 12 (18.75%) Finance
8 12 (18.75%) SQL
8 12 (18.75%) HP
8 12 (18.75%) WebCenter
9 11 (17.19%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (17.19%) IBM
9 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
10 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
10 10 (15.63%) Retail
10 10 (15.63%) Time Management
10 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 10 (15.63%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (14.06%) XML

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 (7.81%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (3.13%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 5 (7.81%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) PuTTY
1 3 (4.69%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) JIRA
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.81%) PeopleTools
5 3 (4.69%) Ant
5 3 (4.69%) JMeter
5 3 (4.69%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.69%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (4.69%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.69%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (4.69%) WATIR
6 2 (3.13%) Appium
6 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Games
4 2 (3.13%) Online Betting
4 2 (3.13%) Welsh Language
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Analyst
2 26 (40.63%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Functional Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Functional Test Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Test Manager
4 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (7.81%) Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.25%) Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.69%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) WebCenter
2 9 (14.06%) XML
3 4 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) .NET
4 2 (3.13%) J2EE
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) JSF
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Unix
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (26.56%) CRM
3 14 (21.88%) Defect Management
3 14 (21.88%) Test Management
4 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
4 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
5 12 (18.75%) System Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Time Management
8 9 (14.06%) Project Management
8 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
9 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.38%) BDD
11 6 (9.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (7.81%) PeopleCode
3 5 (7.81%) Ruby
3 5 (7.81%) SQR
4 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) C++
5 3 (4.69%) PHP
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.13%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
1 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) ISEB
3 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) HP
3 11 (17.19%) IBM
4 10 (15.63%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (10.94%) SAP
6 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.81%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.69%) Serena
8 3 (4.69%) VMware
9 2 (3.13%) Sony
10 1 (1.56%) Siebel
10 1 (1.56%) Telerik
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