The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 114 120 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.33% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.44% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
Median daily rate £313 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £450
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
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2330 2042 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.87% 75.83% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1228 942
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
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 the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Shropshire - 6 - -
Warwickshire +1 3 £313 +4.16% 5
Staffordshire +15 2 £265 -18.46%
Wolverhampton +1 2 £250 +92.30% 1
Birmingham -1 2 £231 -48.61% 2
Coventry - 2 £400 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 15 (34.88%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (25.58%) Selenium
3 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
4 10 (23.26%) Oracle
4 10 (23.26%) Unix
5 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
5 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
5 9 (20.93%) User Stories
5 9 (20.93%) Pega
5 9 (20.93%) QA
6 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
7 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (16.28%) Java
8 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
8 6 (13.95%) Informatica
8 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
8 6 (13.95%) OO
8 6 (13.95%) RUP
8 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.63%) System Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.30%) Test Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) FileNet
4 1 (2.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.98%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) QlikView
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
4 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.65%) CANoe
6 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.98%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) SAP Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Applications Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Systems Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Validation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
1 2 (4.65%) RESTful
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) AIX
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (25.58%) Waterfall
4 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
4 9 (20.93%) User Stories
5 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
5 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.95%) OO
7 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) RUP
8 5 (11.63%) System Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Test Management
10 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.98%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) Pega
3 6 (13.95%) Informatica
4 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 2 (4.65%) Cognos
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) Talend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 26 days ago