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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 108 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 20 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.85% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Average daily rate £234 £408 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.63% +36.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £196 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £538 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
2041 1529 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.48% 70.11% 73.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 875 849
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 103 81
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +5 9 £135 - 1
Coventry -5 3 £438 +41.12%
Shropshire -18 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (21.88%) QA
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Test Management
8 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) Java
8 4 (12.50%) Cognos
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
9 3 (9.38%) HP
9 3 (9.38%) ISEB
9 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.38%) Unix
9 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) QlikView
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.25%) CANoe
3 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Services Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Management
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Cognos
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Pega
4 2 (6.25%) Baan
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Talend
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
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Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 22 days ago