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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 108 120 93
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 28 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.39% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.51% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 15
Median daily rate £313 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
2355 1950 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.77% 76.29% 75.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1205 919
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 £263 £260 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 90 111
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -18.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 - 7 - -
Birmingham +7 5 £150 -66.66% 1
Staffordshire +9 3 £265 -18.46%
Coventry -1 3 £425 - 2
Warwickshire -4 3 £313 +4.16% 3
Wolverhampton +1 2 £250 +92.30% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 18 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (32.61%) Selenium
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 13 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (28.26%) Waterfall
5 12 (26.09%) QA
6 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
6 11 (23.91%) Java
7 10 (21.74%) Unix
7 10 (21.74%) Data Modelling
7 10 (21.74%) User Stories
7 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Pega
8 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.57%) Oracle
9 8 (17.39%) RUP
9 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
9 8 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
11 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.04%) System Testing
11 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
11 6 (13.04%) OO
11 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (13.04%) Informatica

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 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) FileNet
4 1 (2.17%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
3 4 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.52%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.70%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) QlikView
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
4 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
5 2 (4.35%) CANoe
6 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Lead Developer
7 4 (8.70%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (8.70%) QA Tester
7 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Applications Tester
8 3 (6.52%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) SAP Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Web Applications Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Systems Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
2 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (28.26%) Waterfall
4 10 (21.74%) Data Modelling
4 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (21.74%) User Stories
5 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.39%) RUP
7 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.04%) OO
8 6 (13.04%) System Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Migration
9 5 (10.87%) QA Automation
10 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
10 4 (8.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Pega
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Informatica
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.17%) Cognos
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Talend
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago