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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 96 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.49% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £305 £248 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -4.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +72.83%
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
1227 489 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.21% 77.50% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 321 221
Median daily rate £321 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.73% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 34 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.46 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.08% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.09 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -43 21 £305 +23.23% 2
Functional Testing
North East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) QA
3 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) SDLC
6 4 (13.79%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 3 (10.34%) Sybase
7 3 (10.34%) Unix
7 3 (10.34%) AIX
7 3 (10.34%) ISEB
7 3 (10.34%) MySQL
7 3 (10.34%) Validation
7 3 (10.34%) CESG
7 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Data Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (6.90%) OWASP

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 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
1 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.45%) ERwin
2 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
2 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Tester
2 11 (37.93%) Functional Tester
3 10 (34.48%) Analyst
4 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Test Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Security Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CESG
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) AIX
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) VME
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
1 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
1 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
5 3 (10.34%) Data Validation
5 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) OWASP
6 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Ruby
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB
5 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) GPG13
2 2 (6.90%) WAI
2 2 (6.90%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Sybase
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) ICL
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica