The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 37 30 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.47% 1.37% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.63% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £403 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
407 246 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 83.92% 84.25% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 166 213
Median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 12
Median hourly rate £14.25 £10.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.63 £11.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Northamptonshire region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Northampton - 8 £414 -
Functional Testing
East Midlands

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (63.64%) System Integration Testing
2 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (50.00%) Dell
4 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (50.00%) ITIL
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (50.00%) Power BI
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (50.00%) Boomi
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 6 (27.27%) Coaching
6 6 (27.27%) Banking
6 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Test Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (50.00%) Power BI
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 11 (50.00%) Consultant
1 11 (50.00%) Integration Consultant
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) SSIS Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Power BI Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) SSRS Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.09%) UAT Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) System Integration Testing
2 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Coaching
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Test Management
9 3 (13.64%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 2 (9.09%) Scrum
10 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) COBOL
2 3 (13.64%) JCL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Dell
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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