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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 98 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.92% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.25% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £315 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
1030 722 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.83% 84.15% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 504 285
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 24
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -31 9 £315 -10.00% 3
South Shields - 1 £410 -
Functional Testing
North East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
4 11 (32.35%) HP
4 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
5 9 (26.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (23.53%) QA
6 8 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (17.65%) Unix
9 5 (14.71%) Data Mining
9 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
9 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 5 (14.71%) JMeter
9 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
9 5 (14.71%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
9 5 (14.71%) Virtual Team
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (11.76%) SDLC
10 4 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (11.76%) LoadUI
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (11.76%) SoapUI

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Mining
2 4 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JMeter
1 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
2 4 (11.76%) LoadUI
2 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
1 14 (41.18%) Tester
2 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Functional Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Functional Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Functional Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Virtual Team
2 4 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Unix
2 4 (11.76%) AIX
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
2 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (20.59%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) Data Validation
8 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Validation
9 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
10 1 (2.94%) V-Model
10 1 (2.94%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.88%) ISEB
8 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (14.71%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Sybase
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) ICL