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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 116 103 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 33 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 2
Median daily rate £225 £288 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £510 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
2604 1810 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.12% 75.61% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 1110 992
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 83 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -25 10 £625 -
Birmingham - 9 £150 - 4
Coventry -11 6 £340 -9.33% 4
Warwickshire -4 3 £400 +77.77% 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £125 -66.66% 1
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 17 (30.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (28.57%) QA
6 15 (26.79%) Selenium
6 15 (26.79%) Pega
6 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
6 15 (26.79%) Data Modelling
6 15 (26.79%) User Stories
7 14 (25.00%) RUP
8 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
8 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
8 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
9 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 12 (21.43%) Java
9 12 (21.43%) MS Office
10 11 (19.64%) SQL
10 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
11 10 (17.86%) BDD
11 10 (17.86%) Integration Testing
11 10 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (16.07%) System Testing
12 9 (16.07%) WebDriver
12 9 (16.07%) QA Automation
13 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (14.29%) Process Improvement
13 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
13 8 (14.29%) JavaScript

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 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Documentum
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.43%) MS Office
3 10 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.36%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 3 (5.36%) QlikView
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Selenium
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.07%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.71%) ClearCase
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.79%) Ant
6 1 (1.79%) CANoe
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.79%) Gradle
6 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA
6 1 (1.79%) JUnit
6 1 (1.79%) Maven
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.79%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Automotive
2 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 15 (26.79%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Test Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Tester
4 11 (19.64%) Automation Tester
5 8 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
5 8 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 6 (10.71%) Lead Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.93%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) SAP Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Applications Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Web Applications Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) CSS
1 8 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) RESTful
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.79%) MDX
5 1 (1.79%) RAML
5 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 17 (30.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 15 (26.79%) Data Modelling
5 15 (26.79%) User Stories
6 14 (25.00%) RUP
7 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
8 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
10 10 (17.86%) BDD
10 10 (17.86%) Integration Testing
11 9 (16.07%) QA Automation
11 9 (16.07%) System Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (14.29%) Process Improvement
13 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) ISEB
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Pega
2 6 (10.71%) Informatica
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 23 days ago