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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 67 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.96% 0.65% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.82% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £325 £263 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £340 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
501 609 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.03% 78.68% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 377 368
Median daily rate £375 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
South Wales -3 5 £383 +45.71% 1
West Wales - 1 £275 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 16 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Project Management
5 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (35.00%) HL7
6 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 7 (35.00%) MS Project
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
6 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (25.00%) XML
8 5 (25.00%) HTML
8 5 (25.00%) NHS
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) ISEB
10 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (10.00%) User Stories
11 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
11 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Data Centre

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (35.00%) MS Project
1 7 (35.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Tester
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Project Management
5 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) Service Management
8 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) HL7
2 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) PlateSpin
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat