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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 108 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.74% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 5
Median daily rate £385 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £324 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Coventry -3 7 £388 +6.89% 1
Staffordshire +4 6 £283 -40.52%
Birmingham -5 5 £395 +21.07%
Shropshire -2 2 £525 -
Worcestershire - 2 £475 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
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England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Test Scripting
3 18 (31.03%) Selenium
4 17 (29.31%) SQL
5 16 (27.59%) BDD
6 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
7 14 (24.14%) JIRA
7 14 (24.14%) Web Services
7 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
8 13 (22.41%) Automated Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
8 13 (22.41%) Migration
9 12 (20.69%) QA
9 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
10 11 (18.97%) Data Migration
10 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 10 (17.24%) ISEB
11 10 (17.24%) CSS
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 10 (17.24%) Java
11 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.24%) Confluence
12 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
12 9 (15.52%) HTML
12 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
12 9 (15.52%) TDD
13 8 (13.79%) Scrum
13 8 (13.79%) CRM

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 (17.24%) Confluence
2 5 (8.62%) Documentum
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.07%) MS Office
3 5 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.72%) OLAP
1 1 (1.72%) QlikView
1 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Selenium
2 14 (24.14%) JIRA
3 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
5 7 (12.07%) HP UFT
6 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.34%) SonarQube
6 6 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (10.34%) Travis CI
7 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.90%) Ant
8 4 (6.90%) Gradle
8 4 (6.90%) JUnit
8 4 (6.90%) Maven
9 3 (5.17%) Fiddler
9 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.45%) Grunt
10 2 (3.45%) WinRunner
10 2 (3.45%) Yeoman
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.34%) CRM Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Regression Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Angular Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 2 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Web Services
2 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 10 (17.24%) CSS
3 9 (15.52%) HTML
4 6 (10.34%) RESTful
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (6.90%) J2EE
6 4 (6.90%) JAX-RS
6 4 (6.90%) RAML
6 4 (6.90%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.45%) CSS3
7 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 2 (3.45%) React
8 1 (1.72%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.72%) Core Data
8 1 (1.72%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Conversion
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Test Scripting
3 16 (27.59%) BDD
4 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (24.14%) Waterfall
6 13 (22.41%) Automated Testing
6 13 (22.41%) Migration
6 13 (22.41%) Regression Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 11 (18.97%) Data Migration
8 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.52%) TDD
10 8 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.79%) CRM
10 8 (13.79%) Scrum
11 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
11 7 (12.07%) System Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
11 7 (12.07%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Java
2 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.72%) VB
4 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) ISEB
2 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Pega
3 6 (10.34%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Cognos
6 1 (1.72%) Guidewire
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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