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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 40 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 0.68% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.84% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 8
Median daily rate £400 £234 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.12% -42.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £135 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £433 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.47% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
1889 2154 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.44% 81.68% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1218 933
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 51 106
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +3 15 £525 +20.00%
Warwickshire - 11 £316 - 2
Staffordshire - 7 £275 - 1
Birmingham -4 4 £450 +233.33% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Migration
2 21 (35.00%) .NET
3 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
5 18 (30.00%) SQL
5 18 (30.00%) BDD
6 17 (28.33%) Data Migration
6 17 (28.33%) CSS
6 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
6 17 (28.33%) QA
6 17 (28.33%) Test Scripting
7 16 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (26.67%) CRM
7 16 (26.67%) Web Services
7 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 16 (26.67%) HTML
8 15 (25.00%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) TDD
9 14 (23.33%) Finance
9 14 (23.33%) Data Conversion
10 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (21.67%) Campaign Management
10 13 (21.67%) Marketing
10 13 (21.67%) MVC
11 10 (16.67%) Use Case
11 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing

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 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) Documentum
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.33%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.67%) OLAP
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (13.33%) JIRA
3 7 (11.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.00%) gulp
7 3 (5.00%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (5.00%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.33%) Ant
8 2 (3.33%) Gradle
8 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.33%) JSHint
8 2 (3.33%) JUnit
8 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.33%) Maven
8 2 (3.33%) Mocha
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) CRM Developer
4 12 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 11 (18.33%) Test Manager
6 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (10.00%) QA Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Agile Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) QA Manager
10 3 (5.00%) Regression Test Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) Tester
11 2 (3.33%) Architect
11 2 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
11 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) Storage Analyst
12 1 (1.67%) Programme Test Manager
12 1 (1.67%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.33%) CSS
4 16 (26.67%) HTML
4 16 (26.67%) Web Services
5 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (5.00%) CSS3
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
6 3 (5.00%) RESTful
7 2 (3.33%) Express
7 2 (3.33%) J2EE
7 2 (3.33%) JAX-RS
7 2 (3.33%) Mustache
7 2 (3.33%) Node.js
7 2 (3.33%) RAML
7 2 (3.33%) Spring
8 1 (1.67%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.67%) Core Data
8 1 (1.67%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Data Conversion
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Online Games
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Migration
3 18 (30.00%) BDD
4 17 (28.33%) Data Migration
4 17 (28.33%) Test Scripting
5 16 (26.67%) CRM
6 15 (25.00%) TDD
7 13 (21.67%) Campaign Management
7 13 (21.67%) MVC
8 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 10 (16.67%) Use Case
9 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Test Planning
9 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
12 6 (10.00%) SDLC
12 6 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) ECMAScript
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.67%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) VB6
5 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) ISEB
2 7 (11.67%) Degree
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) HP
3 5 (8.33%) Guidewire
3 5 (8.33%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Cerner
7 1 (1.67%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.67%) Pega