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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 105 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 35 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.78% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.00% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 37
Median daily rate £350 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £456 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
2253 2399 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.09% 77.86% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 1550 1606
Median daily rate £388 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 97 112
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.63 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +15 10 £355 +1.42%
Devon +4 6 - -
Gloucestershire -5 6 - - 1
Dorset +2 5 £275 -
Somerset +12 3 £288 -35.39% 1
Wiltshire -1 3 £370 +23.33% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
3 21 (33.87%) Cucumber
4 18 (29.03%) ISEB
4 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
5 17 (27.42%) Java
6 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
6 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
7 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
8 13 (20.97%) BDD
8 13 (20.97%) Ruby
9 12 (19.35%) Scrum
9 12 (19.35%) Web Services
10 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
10 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
10 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
10 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
12 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
12 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
12 9 (14.52%) Capybara
12 9 (14.52%) RESTful
12 9 (14.52%) Travis CI
13 8 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (12.90%) Time Management
13 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
13 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
14 7 (11.29%) QA

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 (1.61%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Sage X3
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Cucumber
2 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
4 9 (14.52%) Capybara
4 9 (14.52%) Travis CI
5 5 (8.06%) Selenium
6 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.45%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (6.45%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.84%) Automotive
2 3 (4.84%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Avionics
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Tester
3 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
4 14 (22.58%) Test Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Software Tester
6 5 (8.06%) HR Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.45%) Development Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Software QA Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) Web Services
2 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
3 9 (14.52%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) J2EE
5 2 (3.23%) HTML
5 2 (3.23%) Itk
5 2 (3.23%) JSON
5 2 (3.23%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) ASTM
3 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) AIX
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
2 16 (25.81%) Software Testing
3 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.97%) BDD
5 12 (19.35%) Scrum
6 10 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) Time Management
9 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Test Management
10 6 (9.68%) Validation
11 4 (6.45%) Defect Management
11 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.84%) Automation Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) Ruby
3 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.45%) C
4 4 (6.45%) C++
4 4 (6.45%) Groovy
4 4 (6.45%) Perl
4 4 (6.45%) Python
4 4 (6.45%) SQL
5 3 (4.84%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) ISEB
2 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 14 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.23%) CCNA
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (11.29%) QA
3 4 (6.45%) DO-160
4 2 (3.23%) HL7
5 1 (1.61%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.61%) EMC
1 1 (1.61%) HP
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.61%) Sage
1 1 (1.61%) SAP
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