The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 1.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.79% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 260 335 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 83.07% 82.11% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 209 160
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 14
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB