The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 59 64 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -35
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 14 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.16% 0.14% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 0.19% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 12
Average daily rate £318 - £348
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
559 522 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 86.27% 75.32% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 318 223
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 12
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.10 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Wales region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Wales region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -1 14 £318 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing.

1 13 (54.17%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Project Management
3 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) HL7
5 7 (29.17%) MS Project
5 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
5 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) XML
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) HTML
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) NHS
7 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
7 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
7 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
7 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Functional Testing also 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 that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS Project
1 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
2 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
2 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
3 4 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) BBC
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Project Management
3 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) Test Management
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
9 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
9 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) HL7
2 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCSM
2 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) CA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) PlateSpin
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat