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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.48% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
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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
297 168 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 71.22% 61.54% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 90 99
Average daily rate £425 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM