The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Tester
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.31% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Tester
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
632 533 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.64% 94.84% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 391 278
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 27
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £51.25 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Functional Tester
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Newport - 2 £400 -
Functional Tester
Wales

Functional Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft