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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 119 129 103
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 27 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.65% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.86% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 18
Average daily rate £350 £445 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £525 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -13.33%
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
2432 2428 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.88% 75.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1607 1163
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 107 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +12 18 £350 -
Somerset +5 5 £328 -26.40% 1
Gloucestershire +7 3 £363 -30.95% 3
Wiltshire -5 1 £235 +14.63% 2
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 38 (52.05%) Security Cleared
2 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
4 25 (34.25%) ISEB
4 25 (34.25%) Software Testing
5 24 (32.88%) Selenium
6 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
7 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
7 21 (28.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 21 (28.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (23.29%) Cucumber
9 17 (23.29%) QA
10 14 (19.18%) Automated Testing
10 14 (19.18%) Test Management
11 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
12 12 (16.44%) Load Testing
12 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
12 12 (16.44%) Gherkin
12 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
13 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
13 11 (15.07%) Ruby
13 11 (15.07%) PHP
13 11 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (13.70%) HP UFT
14 10 (13.70%) Project Management
14 10 (13.70%) Security Testing
14 10 (13.70%) Disclosure Scotland
14 10 (13.70%) SpecFlow

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Sage X3
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) Selenium
2 17 (23.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.70%) HP UFT
4 10 (13.70%) SpecFlow
5 9 (12.33%) Capybara
6 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.11%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (2.74%) JIRA
8 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.74%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.37%) Ant
9 1 (1.37%) JUnit
9 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (6.85%) Billing
2 3 (4.11%) Electronics
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Avionics
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Analyst
2 27 (36.99%) Test Analyst
3 25 (34.25%) Tester
4 10 (13.70%) Functional Tester
4 10 (13.70%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.59%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Automated Tester
8 4 (5.48%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Functional Test Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (2.74%) Agile Tester
10 2 (2.74%) Automated Test Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.48%) Web Services
3 3 (4.11%) RESTful
4 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) JSON
4 2 (2.74%) XML
5 1 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Unix
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Test Automation
3 25 (34.25%) Software Testing
4 21 (28.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Automated Testing
5 14 (19.18%) Test Management
6 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Load Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
8 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
9 10 (13.70%) Project Management
9 10 (13.70%) Security Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (10.96%) BDD
11 8 (10.96%) ITIL
11 8 (10.96%) Time Management
12 6 (8.22%) Scrum
12 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PHP
1 11 (15.07%) Ruby
2 8 (10.96%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.48%) SQL
5 3 (4.11%) C
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) C++
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
6 2 (2.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (52.05%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.25%) ISEB
3 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
4 21 (28.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (28.77%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.74%) Degree
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
2 10 (13.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) IBM
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) EMC
3 1 (1.37%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) Sage
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