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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 108 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 37 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 1.22% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.57% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 24
Median daily rate £293 £344 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% +9.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £461 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +89.02%
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
2385 2486 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.52% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1660 1579
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 114 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.89 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 10 £238 -23.38% 3
Dorset - 9 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 8 £438 +7.69% 3
Somerset +18 7 £213 -38.13% 1
Devon +3 1 £295 -8.52% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (35.21%) Regression Testing
1 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Security Cleared
3 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
4 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
6 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
7 11 (15.49%) Test Planning
7 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (14.08%) ISEB
8 10 (14.08%) Java
8 10 (14.08%) ISTQB
8 10 (14.08%) Validation
9 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 9 (12.68%) C
9 9 (12.68%) Web Services
9 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (12.68%) QA
9 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
9 9 (12.68%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (11.27%) System Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Degree
11 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Test Management
11 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
11 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
11 7 (9.86%) BDD
11 7 (9.86%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (9.86%) C++

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 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) CATIA
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) DHCP
1 2 (2.82%) DNS
1 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.82%) LAN
1 2 (2.82%) RS-232
1 2 (2.82%) RS-422
1 2 (2.82%) RTP
1 2 (2.82%) SNMP
1 2 (2.82%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) VLAN
1 2 (2.82%) VoIP
1 2 (2.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.23%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) NUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.45%) Aerospace
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Automotive
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Avionics
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Analyst
2 25 (35.21%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Test Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Tester
5 10 (14.08%) Functional Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) Functional Test Analyst
6 9 (12.68%) Test Specialist
7 6 (8.45%) Development Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) HR Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Software Tester
8 5 (7.04%) Test Development Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Software QA Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Software QA Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) Web Services
2 6 (8.45%) RESTful
3 3 (4.23%) J2EE
4 2 (2.82%) Itk
4 2 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) ASTM
3 4 (5.63%) iPad
4 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Unix
3 3 (4.23%) Android
4 2 (2.82%) Windows
5 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (35.21%) Regression Testing
2 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
3 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
5 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
6 11 (15.49%) Test Planning
7 10 (14.08%) Validation
8 9 (12.68%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 8 (11.27%) System Testing
10 7 (9.86%) BDD
10 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Test Management
10 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
12 5 (7.04%) Defect Management
13 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) Java
2 9 (12.68%) C
3 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.86%) C++
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
4 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) Groovy
5 4 (5.63%) Ruby
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) ISEB
3 10 (14.08%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.86%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) QA
2 6 (8.45%) DO-160
3 2 (2.82%) HL7
4 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.41%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) HP
2 3 (4.23%) PTC
2 3 (4.23%) Remedy
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
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