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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 128 101 123
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 51 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 1.60% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.97% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 18
Median daily rate £350 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £268 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £390 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
2222 2588 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.53% 80.98% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1811 1684
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 106 125
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £25.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Gloucestershire +2 4 £450 +24.13% 2
Somerset +15 3 £350 -10.25% 2
Bristol +4 3 £320 +6.66% 1
Devon -13 2 £393 +20.76% 1
Dorset -1 1 £325 +32.65%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 20 (39.22%) Regression Testing
4 15 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (25.49%) HP
6 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 12 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) Bash Shell
8 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Python
9 9 (17.65%) Finance
9 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
10 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
10 8 (15.69%) Perl
11 7 (13.73%) C++
11 7 (13.73%) QA
11 7 (13.73%) iPad
11 7 (13.73%) System Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 6 (11.76%) User Stories
12 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
12 6 (11.76%) Java
12 6 (11.76%) Unix
12 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
12 6 (11.76%) Validation

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 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) CATIA
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.96%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) DHCP
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
1 2 (3.92%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.92%) LAN
1 2 (3.92%) RS-232
1 2 (3.92%) RS-422
1 2 (3.92%) RTP
1 2 (3.92%) SNMP
1 2 (3.92%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.92%) VLAN
1 2 (3.92%) VoIP
1 2 (3.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.80%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) JMeter
3 4 (7.84%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.84%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.92%) Ant
4 2 (3.92%) Maven
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Tester
3 14 (27.45%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Functional Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Functional Test Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Test Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Manual Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) iPad
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 20 (39.22%) Regression Testing
4 15 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 12 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 7 (13.73%) System Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Scrum
9 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.76%) User Stories
9 6 (11.76%) Validation
10 5 (9.80%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Project Management
10 5 (9.80%) Test Management
11 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) Bash Shell
2 10 (19.61%) Python
3 8 (15.69%) Perl
4 7 (13.73%) C++
5 6 (11.76%) Java
6 5 (9.80%) Ruby
7 4 (7.84%) C
8 3 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (7.84%) ISEB
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) HP
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) PTC
2 3 (5.88%) Remedy
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Guidewire