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 21 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / South West
Rank 118 108 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 1.12% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.36% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 10
Median daily rate £231 £350 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.07% -19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-9.42% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
2223 2421 2468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.49% 81.98% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1652 1618
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 119 90
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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
Bristol +3 7 £200 -51.21% 1
Wiltshire +5 5 £269 +14.36% 2
Gloucestershire +2 4 £475 +31.03% 3
Somerset -3 3 £350 +21.73%
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 South West region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 15 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 11 (28.21%) Waterfall
7 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
8 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
8 9 (23.08%) Defect Management
8 9 (23.08%) HP
8 9 (23.08%) ISEB
8 9 (23.08%) Python
9 8 (20.51%) Unix
9 8 (20.51%) Java
9 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
9 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
9 8 (20.51%) User Stories
10 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Project Management
11 6 (15.38%) Perl
11 6 (15.38%) C++
11 6 (15.38%) TDD
11 6 (15.38%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (15.38%) Ruby
11 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
11 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
12 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
2 6 (15.38%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) JMeter
4 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.13%) Ant
5 2 (5.13%) Maven
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.82%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.26%) HR Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Tester
8 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Web Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Pensions Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Security Tester
9 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
3 15 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Waterfall
6 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Defect Management
8 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
8 8 (20.51%) User Stories
9 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Project Management
10 6 (15.38%) TDD
10 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
11 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.26%) BDD
12 4 (10.26%) SDLC
12 4 (10.26%) Test Management
12 4 (10.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Bash Shell
1 9 (23.08%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) C++
3 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 6 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (10.26%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) ISEB
4 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.13%) Cloudera
5 2 (5.13%) Guidewire