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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 40 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 8
Median daily rate £395 £294 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £463 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
1912 1918 1524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.30% 81.55% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1047 927
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 91
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -4 11 £500 -
Staffordshire +7 9 £275 -42.10%
Warwickshire -2 7 £444 +4.41% 5
Birmingham 0 6 £395 +192.59% 2
Shropshire +11 2 £525 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 £600 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Migration
2 20 (31.75%) Selenium
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 18 (28.57%) .NET
3 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 18 (28.57%) BDD
4 17 (26.98%) Web Services
4 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
5 16 (25.40%) QA
6 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 14 (22.22%) CRM
7 14 (22.22%) JIRA
7 14 (22.22%) Data Migration
8 13 (20.63%) Finance
8 13 (20.63%) TDD
8 13 (20.63%) Automated Testing
8 13 (20.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (20.63%) CSS
8 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
9 12 (19.05%) HTML
10 11 (17.46%) Use Case
10 11 (17.46%) Data Conversion
10 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (17.46%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (15.87%) Confluence
11 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
11 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (15.87%) Confluence
2 5 (7.94%) Documentum
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.17%) QlikView
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.59%) OLAP
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
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 20 (31.75%) Selenium
2 14 (22.22%) JIRA
3 8 (12.70%) SoapUI
4 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.52%) SonarQube
5 6 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (9.52%) Travis CI
5 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.35%) Ant
7 4 (6.35%) Gradle
7 4 (6.35%) JUnit
7 4 (6.35%) Maven
8 3 (4.76%) Fiddler
8 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.17%) Grunt
9 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 10 (15.87%) CRM Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Regression Test Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 2 (3.17%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.17%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) .NET
2 17 (26.98%) Web Services
3 15 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 13 (20.63%) CSS
5 12 (19.05%) HTML
6 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (9.52%) RESTful
8 4 (6.35%) J2EE
8 4 (6.35%) JAX-RS
8 4 (6.35%) RAML
8 4 (6.35%) Spring
9 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.17%) CSS3
9 2 (3.17%) Ember.js
9 2 (3.17%) HTML5
9 2 (3.17%) React
10 1 (1.59%) MDX
10 1 (1.59%) REST
10 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Data Conversion
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Migration
3 18 (28.57%) BDD
3 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.22%) CRM
4 14 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 13 (20.63%) Automated Testing
5 13 (20.63%) TDD
6 11 (17.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Use Case
6 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.87%) Campaign Management
7 10 (15.87%) MVC
7 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
8 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 9 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Scrum
9 8 (12.70%) Test Management
10 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 6 (9.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) SQL
2 13 (20.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.70%) Java
4 2 (3.17%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) Ruby
4 2 (3.17%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.59%) VB6
5 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) ISEB
2 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (7.94%) SOASTA, Inc
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 4 (6.35%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) Guidewire
6 2 (3.17%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.59%) Cerner
7 1 (1.59%) Cognos
7 1 (1.59%) Pega
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