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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 119 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 29 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 6
Median daily rate £345 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £165 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £349 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
2644 1984 1923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.78% 78.20% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1143 1000
Median daily rate £400 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 100 114
Median hourly rate £19.72 £31.44 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Coventry -12 5 £340 +2.64% 1
Shropshire -27 5 £500 - 1
Staffordshire 0 4 £465 - 1
Warwickshire -3 3 £293 +30.00% 1
Birmingham -8 2 £313 -4.21% 3
Worcestershire - 2 £400 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Selenium
3 20 (31.75%) Non-Functional Testing
4 18 (28.57%) QA
5 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
5 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
6 16 (25.40%) Cucumber
6 16 (25.40%) Java
6 16 (25.40%) Regression Testing
7 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 14 (22.22%) BDD
8 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 13 (20.63%) MS Office
10 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (17.46%) SQL
11 11 (17.46%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
12 10 (15.87%) WebDriver
12 10 (15.87%) System Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Integration Testing
12 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.87%) CSS
13 9 (14.29%) HTML
13 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
13 9 (14.29%) Migration
13 9 (14.29%) Pega
13 9 (14.29%) User Stories
13 9 (14.29%) QA Automation
14 8 (12.70%) Mobile App

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 7 (11.11%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Documentum
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.63%) MS Office
3 11 (17.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.17%) QlikView
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) OLAP
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (36.51%) Selenium
2 16 (25.40%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.87%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.70%) JIRA
5 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
6 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.76%) Fiddler
8 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.76%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (4.76%) Travis CI
9 2 (3.17%) Ant
9 2 (3.17%) Gradle
9 2 (3.17%) JUnit
9 2 (3.17%) Maven
9 2 (3.17%) WinRunner
10 1 (1.59%) JMeter
10 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
2 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 20 (31.75%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Tester
4 12 (19.05%) Developer
5 11 (17.46%) Automation Tester
6 9 (14.29%) Test Manager
7 8 (12.70%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (12.70%) QA Tester
8 5 (7.94%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) SAP Test Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.76%) Applications Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Architect
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Web Applications Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Web Automation Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Web Tester
11 2 (3.17%) Senior Systems Architect
11 2 (3.17%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) CSS
2 9 (14.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (9.52%) RESTful
5 5 (7.94%) .NET
6 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.17%) J2EE
7 2 (3.17%) JAX-RS
7 2 (3.17%) RAML
7 2 (3.17%) Spring
8 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.59%) CSS3
8 1 (1.59%) DOM
8 1 (1.59%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
8 1 (1.59%) MDX
8 1 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Online Games
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
3 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Regression Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 14 (22.22%) BDD
6 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
9 10 (15.87%) Integration Testing
9 10 (15.87%) System Testing
10 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 9 (14.29%) Migration
10 9 (14.29%) QA Automation
10 9 (14.29%) User Stories
11 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.70%) Process Improvement
11 8 (12.70%) RUP
11 8 (12.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) Java
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Pega
2 6 (9.52%) HP
3 5 (7.94%) SAP
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) Cognos