The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank - 23 41
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 1.46% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.07% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £398 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.84% +32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Functional Testing
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
331 145 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.70% 70.39% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 72 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 14
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Tyne and Wear region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Functional Testing
North East