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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 122 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.074% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£209 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
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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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Wolverhampton - 1 £130 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP