The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 37
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.12% - 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £330 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 325 256 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.78% 80.50% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Bedfordshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Luton - 1 - -
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Docker
2 2 (28.57%) Appium
2 2 (28.57%) Apple Swift
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) Android

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Redis
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Appium
2 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Protractor
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Behat
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Apple Swift
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) GDPR
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft