The table below looks at the statistics for the Functional Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Test Analyst
Rank 600 565 561
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 13 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.025% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 14
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £384 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Functional Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK.

Functional Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Functional Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK.

Functional Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 12 £325 - 2
Yorkshire 0 5 £313 +4.16% 2
West Yorkshire -5 5 £313 -5.30% 1
Leeds -2 4 £325 -1.51% 1
South West -34 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Harrogate - - - - 1

Functional Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Functional Test Analyst in their job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (25.00%) HP
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) ISEB
8 4 (14.29%) Siebel
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) QA
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
9 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
9 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.71%) MS Office
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle
9 3 (10.71%) UNIX
9 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.71%) CRM
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.71%) Retail
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.14%) Validation
10 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery

Functional Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Functional Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Functional Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Toad
2 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.57%) French Language
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) Test Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Kanban
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Siebel
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) Cognos
6 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Sitecore