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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 106 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.046% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.067% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£228 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
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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
1542 1498 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.96% 69.32% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 829 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Pega
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Pega