The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 101 101 129
Rank change year-on-year
0 +28
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 36 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.50% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.97% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 14
Median daily rate £280 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £436 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
Functional Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2226 2493 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.71% 76.43% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1656 1710
Median daily rate £375 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 138 87
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £27.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South West

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +8 12 £263 -13.93% 1
Gloucestershire -4 9 £450 +1.40% 1
Somerset +25 7 £213 -38.76% 2
Dorset +5 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 South West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Regression Testing
3 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
3 17 (27.87%) Test Scripting
4 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
6 13 (21.31%) HP
6 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
8 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
8 11 (18.03%) Python
9 10 (16.39%) C++
9 10 (16.39%) Java
9 10 (16.39%) Perl
9 10 (16.39%) Finance
9 10 (16.39%) Test Planning
10 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
11 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing
11 8 (13.11%) System Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (13.11%) C
11 8 (13.11%) QA
11 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
12 7 (11.48%) Ruby
12 7 (11.48%) Degree
12 7 (11.48%) Scrum
12 7 (11.48%) Unix
12 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
12 7 (11.48%) iPad

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) CATIA
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) DHCP
1 2 (3.28%) DNS
1 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
1 2 (3.28%) RS-232
1 2 (3.28%) RS-422
1 2 (3.28%) RTP
1 2 (3.28%) SNMP
1 2 (3.28%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.28%) VLAN
1 2 (3.28%) VoIP
1 2 (3.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
2 6 (9.84%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) JMeter
3 4 (6.56%) Zephyr
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.64%) Ant
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.56%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Avionics
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
2 19 (31.15%) Test Analyst
3 17 (27.87%) Tester
4 11 (18.03%) Test Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Functional Analyst
5 10 (16.39%) Functional Test Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Test Specialist
7 5 (8.20%) Development Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Test Development Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.92%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) RESTful
1 3 (4.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) Itk
2 2 (3.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.48%) iPad
2 4 (6.56%) ASTM
3 3 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Unix
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Regression Testing
3 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
3 17 (27.87%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
7 10 (16.39%) Test Planning
8 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (13.11%) System Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Test Management
10 6 (9.84%) Defect Management
10 6 (9.84%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.84%) Validation
11 5 (8.20%) BDD
12 3 (4.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
2 11 (18.03%) Python
3 10 (16.39%) C++
3 10 (16.39%) Java
3 10 (16.39%) Perl
4 8 (13.11%) C
5 7 (11.48%) Ruby
6 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.92%) SQL
7 2 (3.28%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) C#
8 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.48%) Degree
5 6 (9.84%) ISEB
6 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) DO-160
3 2 (3.28%) HL7
4 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.64%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) PTC
3 3 (4.92%) Remedy
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.64%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
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