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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / North West
Rank 129 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 8 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.96% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.17% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 8
Median daily rate £325 £338 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £278 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £635 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -1 4 £323 +2.70% 4
Cheshire +31 2 £500 -4.76% 1
Merseyside -8 1 £325 -3.70%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 11 (44.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) QA
4 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (32.00%) C#
5 7 (28.00%) Python
5 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Virtual Team
6 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Ruby
6 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Perl
6 6 (24.00%) .NET
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) C
7 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (20.00%) ERP
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management

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 2 (8.00%) Drupal
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
3 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (8.00%) EasyMock
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.00%) JBehave
4 2 (8.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) Mockito
4 2 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) Rational Robot
5 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Java Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Java Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Web Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (8.00%) Behat
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) Express
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) JMS
2 2 (8.00%) JMX
2 2 (8.00%) Material Design
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) ERP
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) API Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (8.00%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) Python
4 6 (24.00%) Perl
4 6 (24.00%) Ruby
5 5 (20.00%) C
5 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Capistrano
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
2 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Google
3 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Saba
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
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