Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 13 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.87% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £330 - £450
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £360
% change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.93% - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 584 512 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.03% 82.85% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 326 369
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £211 £240
90th Percentile £584 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 39
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £13.70
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.70
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 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 21 November 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 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) WebDriver
2 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
2 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Corporate Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Retail
3 8 (61.54%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
3 8 (61.54%) Internet
3 8 (61.54%) Appium
3 8 (61.54%) Apple Swift
3 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
3 8 (61.54%) Docker
3 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
3 8 (61.54%) REST
3 8 (61.54%) Redis
3 8 (61.54%) QA
3 8 (61.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (61.54%) Confluence

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 8 (61.54%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (61.54%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (7.69%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Redis
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
1 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
1 9 (69.23%) JIRA
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
1 9 (69.23%) WebDriver
2 8 (61.54%) Appium
2 8 (61.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (61.54%) Bitbucket
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 6 (46.15%) Protractor
4 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
5 1 (7.69%) Gatling
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (69.23%) Banking
2 8 (61.54%) Corporate Banking
2 8 (61.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Tester
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Tester
2 8 (61.54%) QA Automation Tester
2 8 (61.54%) QA Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) REST
1 8 (61.54%) SOAP
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Android
1 8 (61.54%) Apple iOS
1 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 8 (61.54%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 8 (61.54%) QA Automation
4 2 (15.38%) API Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Entry
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Apple Swift
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy