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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 61 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -19
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.32% 0.27% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.37% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£248 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £301
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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
482 272 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.00% 73.91% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 191 65
Average daily rate £388 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.34 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.21% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 2 £248 -4.80% 1
Functional Testing
North East

Functional Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) VME
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ERP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) ERP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle