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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 136 101 128
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +27
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 20 65 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.55% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.92% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 42 2
Median daily rate £320 £345 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +22.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £253 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £673 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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
2838 3377 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.16% 80.42% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 2043 1333
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 135 108
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 August 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 August 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 -18 13 £375 +10.29% 4
Merseyside -6 4 £254 -46.57%
Lancashire +7 3 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (32.69%) Oracle
3 16 (30.77%) Selenium
4 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (26.92%) Java
5 12 (23.08%) SQL
5 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 12 (23.08%) Finance
5 12 (23.08%) Scrum
5 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 12 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (21.15%) QA
6 11 (21.15%) Test Management
6 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.15%) Degree
6 11 (21.15%) ISEB
7 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 10 (19.23%) JIRA
8 9 (17.31%) System Testing
8 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
8 9 (17.31%) CRM
8 9 (17.31%) Windows
8 9 (17.31%) Defect Management
9 8 (15.38%) SDLC
9 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (15.38%) Unix

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 (9.62%) WebSphere
1 5 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (3.85%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.62%) MS Project
3 3 (5.77%) MS Office
4 2 (3.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 4 (7.69%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) FTP
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.77%) WinSCP
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Selenium
2 10 (19.23%) JIRA
3 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.69%) PeopleTools
4 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.77%) Ant
5 3 (5.77%) JMeter
5 3 (5.77%) TestDirector
5 3 (5.77%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (5.77%) WATIR
6 2 (3.85%) Appium
6 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Games
4 3 (5.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Online Betting
5 2 (3.85%) Welsh Language
6 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Analyst
2 22 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Test Leader
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Functional Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) OAT Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) OAT Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) SOAP
1 7 (13.46%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) WebCenter
2 5 (9.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.92%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (23.08%) Scrum
2 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Test Management
3 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
5 9 (17.31%) CRM
5 9 (17.31%) Defect Management
5 9 (17.31%) System Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Project Management
6 8 (15.38%) SDLC
6 8 (15.38%) Time Management
6 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) PeopleCode
4 4 (7.69%) SQR
4 4 (7.69%) VB
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) SAP
5 4 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) Sony
7 1 (1.92%) Siebel
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