The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 30 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.

Functional Testing
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 44 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.41% 0.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -18.47% +11.51%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 305 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 85.07% 82.43% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 198 121
Median daily rate £445 £421 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) SQL
3 14 (82.35%) .NET
3 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
3 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
3 14 (82.35%) CRM
3 14 (82.35%) Migration
3 14 (82.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (82.35%) Data Migration
3 14 (82.35%) Data Conversion
4 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (76.47%) BDD
4 13 (76.47%) Campaign Management
4 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (76.47%) Marketing
4 13 (76.47%) TDD
4 13 (76.47%) MVC
4 13 (76.47%) CSS
4 13 (76.47%) Web Services
4 13 (76.47%) HTML
4 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.88%) MDX
6 1 (5.88%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) OLAP
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (76.47%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) CRM Developer
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Architect
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
1 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
2 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET Web API
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) CRM
2 14 (82.35%) Data Conversion
2 14 (82.35%) Data Migration
2 14 (82.35%) Migration
3 13 (76.47%) BDD
3 13 (76.47%) Campaign Management
3 13 (76.47%) MVC
3 13 (76.47%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft