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 28 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 57
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge - 1.97% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.36% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £360 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
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 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 235 297 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 77.81% 83.43% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 802 791
Median daily rate £351 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £313 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 36 52
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.25 £17.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £55.63 £58.75
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 Cambridge

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Unit4 Business World
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Officer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle