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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Test Analyst
Rank 620 638 624
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 25 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.041% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.043% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 8
Median daily rate £275 £338 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +90.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £406 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £338 £175
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +92.85%
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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 17 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 31 August 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 +10 23 £250 -25.92%
South West +26 10 £213 +6.25%
Somerset +17 6 £213 -
North East -10 6 £410 +105.00%
Tyne and Wear -19 6 £410 +105.00%
London -20 6 £263 -38.23%
Bath - 6 £213 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 5 £380 +90.00%
Bristol - 3 - -
Scotland +14 2 £295 -
Edinburgh - 2 £295 -
North West +14 1 - -
Manchester +1 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £250 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
South Shields - 1 £410 -

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
4 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.42%) HP
6 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.79%) Finance
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Migration
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
9 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.53%) CRM
9 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (10.53%) WebCenter
10 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing

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 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Welsh Language
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.16%) Migration
6 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
8 3 (7.89%) Logistics
8 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.89%) ISEB
6 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
4 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.63%) Temenos