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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 123 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 35 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.55% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.72% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 13
Average daily rate £338 £263 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £224 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £321 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 12 £310 +24.00% 7
Merseyside +7 9 £338 +53.40%
Cheshire -2 6 £613 +133.33% 2
Lancashire +3 4 £900 +111.76% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (34.21%) Selenium
2 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (30.26%) QA
4 19 (25.00%) Finance
5 17 (22.37%) HP
5 17 (22.37%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 16 (21.05%) IBM
6 16 (21.05%) JIRA
7 15 (19.74%) Java
8 14 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
9 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
11 11 (14.47%) .NET
11 11 (14.47%) CRM
11 11 (14.47%) WebCenter
12 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
12 10 (13.16%) BDD
12 10 (13.16%) SoapUI
12 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
12 10 (13.16%) SOAP
12 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.84%) XML
13 9 (11.84%) SQL
13 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
13 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
13 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
14 8 (10.53%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.63%) HFM
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) SNMP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (34.21%) Selenium
2 16 (21.05%) JIRA
3 12 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.16%) SoapUI
5 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
6 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
7 5 (6.58%) eggPlant
7 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.95%) JMeter
9 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.63%) Appium
10 2 (2.63%) Burp Suite
11 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.32%) PhantomJS
11 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Games
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.05%) Tester
4 12 (15.79%) Functional Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Functional Test Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.89%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Tester
7 5 (6.58%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) .NET
1 11 (14.47%) WebCenter
2 10 (13.16%) SOAP
3 9 (11.84%) XML
4 5 (6.58%) JSON
4 5 (6.58%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) JSF
6 2 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) CSS3
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) jQuery
7 1 (1.32%) Modernizr
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.37%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (18.42%) Automated Testing
3 14 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (14.47%) CRM
5 10 (13.16%) BDD
5 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
5 10 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Scrum
7 8 (10.53%) Test Management
8 7 (9.21%) Defect Management
8 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.89%) QA Automation
9 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 6 (7.89%) Workflow
10 5 (6.58%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) Java
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) C++
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) R
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) ISEB
4 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) HND
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.63%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) HP
2 16 (21.05%) IBM
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Telerik
4 5 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.26%) Serena
6 3 (3.95%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
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