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 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 81 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 25 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.98% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.70% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 1
Median daily rate £310 £200 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +89.02%
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
1068 573 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.76% 79.36% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 372 193
Median daily rate £325 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 27 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £10.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 24 £318 +58.75% 2
Functional Testing
North East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 10 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.00%) QA
6 7 (21.88%) Degree
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Unix
7 6 (18.75%) HP
7 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.63%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
8 5 (15.63%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) AIX
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Data Mining
9 4 (12.50%) MySQL
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle
9 4 (12.50%) Sybase
9 4 (12.50%) Web Services
9 4 (12.50%) JMeter
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.50%) LoadUI

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (3.13%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
2 4 (12.50%) JMeter
2 4 (12.50%) LoadUI
2 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) ERwin
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Tester
2 12 (37.50%) Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Functional Tester
5 7 (21.88%) Functional Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) Functional Test Analyst
6 6 (18.75%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Migration Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
1 4 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) AIX
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 10 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (15.63%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) ICL
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica