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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 76 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.64% 1.18% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.81% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£400 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £23.75
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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
610 331 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.51% 65.29% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 177 190
Average daily rate £350 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 17
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £81.50 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
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 21 November 2014. 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
South Wales -22 5 £400 +14.28%
Functional Testing
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Functional Testing
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM