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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 115 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1774 1811 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.23% 75.33% 68.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 962 671
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wolverhampton - 1 £600 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £175 -
Worcestershire - 1 £288 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Linux

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) X.400
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Ariba