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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Test Analyst
Rank 593 576 543
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 20 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.030% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.033% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 12
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £234
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +28.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 24 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 3 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
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 -28 16 £338 +3.84% 1
London -8 7 £425 +75.25%
North West - 6 £338 -
Merseyside - 5 £338 -
Scotland +6 4 £293 +108.92%
Liverpool - 4 £338 -
Edinburgh +2 2 £268 +91.07%
Hampshire +2 1 - -
South East -16 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -22 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 - -
Leeds -28 1 - -
South West - 1 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £200 -
City of London - 1 - -
North East - 1 £200 -
Wiltshire - 1 £200 -
West Lothian - 1 £293 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £293 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £200 -
Swindon - 1 £200 -
Wirral - 1 - -

Functional Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 43 (89.58%) Functional Testing
2 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
3 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.00%) HP
5 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Finance
7 9 (18.75%) CRM
7 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
9 7 (14.58%) ISEB
9 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
10 6 (12.50%) Siebel
10 6 (12.50%) Banking
10 6 (12.50%) QA
11 5 (10.42%) Use Case
12 4 (8.33%) Test Management
12 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.33%) WebCenter
12 4 (8.33%) Derivative
12 4 (8.33%) Retail
12 4 (8.33%) IBM
13 3 (6.25%) Legal
13 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
13 3 (6.25%) UNIX

Functional Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) Essbase
1 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.08%) Selenium
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) WebCenter
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) SOAP
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Derivative
3 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.17%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (89.58%) Functional Testing
2 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (18.75%) CRM
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
7 5 (10.42%) Use Case
8 4 (8.33%) Test Management
8 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.25%) System Testing
9 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.25%) SDLC
9 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Migration
10 2 (4.17%) Scrum
10 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 7 (14.58%) ISEB
5 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) Siebel
4 4 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.08%) Teradata
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase