The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 31 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.11% - 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £351 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
231 166 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 81.34% 84.26% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 131 152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 - £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton 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 Northampton

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Northampton region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (64.29%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Dell
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (50.00%) Power BI
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (50.00%) Boomi
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Mentoring

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (50.00%) Power BI
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) SSIS Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Power BI Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) SSRS Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) System Integration Testing
1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Dell
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle