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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 115 105 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.098% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£145 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £37.50
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1692 1399 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.90% 68.78% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 782 781
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 117
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.20 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Pega
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (16.67%) IIS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Pega