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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 131 134 100
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.48% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
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£363 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +7.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
2389 2282 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.75% 75.99% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1535 900
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 66
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.84 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +16.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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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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
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 3 £300 -28.05%
Bristol -3 2 - -
Somerset +8 1 - -
Devon - 1 £463 -
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England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (32.14%) J2EE
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 9 (32.14%) Test Management
5 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) Analytics
7 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
7 6 (21.43%) ISEB
7 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Ruby
8 5 (17.86%) UNIX
8 5 (17.86%) Perl
8 5 (17.86%) C++
8 5 (17.86%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
9 3 (10.71%) JIRA
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) C
9 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 2 (7.14%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (3.57%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (17.86%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
1 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Tester
3 9 (32.14%) Functional Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Testing Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) J2EE
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) JAX-RS
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Test Management
3 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Analytics
5 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.57%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (3.57%) SDLC
8 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.57%) BDD
8 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) Perl
2 5 (17.86%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) Ruby
2 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
2 5 (17.86%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe
1 1 (3.57%) HP
1 1 (3.57%) Splunk