The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Functional Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Test Analyst
Rank 626 648 623
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 21 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 11
Median daily rate £273 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £233 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £342 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £338 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Functional Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

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 September 2016.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +15 19 £231 -31.48%
South West +23 9 £213 +28.78%
Bath - 6 £213 -
Somerset - 6 £213 -
London +4 5 £390 -
North East -19 4 £410 +64.00%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £410 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £410 -
Scotland +12 2 £295 -
Edinburgh - 2 £295 -
North West +6 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 - -
South Shields - 1 £410 -

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Functional Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (25.00%) SQL
7 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
8 7 (19.44%) HP
8 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Banking
10 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle
11 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 4 (11.11%) Finance
11 4 (11.11%) Migration
11 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
11 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
12 3 (8.33%) QA
12 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
12 3 (8.33%) Logistics
12 3 (8.33%) Unix

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Welsh Language
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) iPad
2 1 (2.78%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Logistics
9 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
9 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) SDLC
9 2 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.78%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft