The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South West / Devon
Rank - 30 33
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon - 2.54% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.05% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 Devon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 226 164 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 85.93% 83.25% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 120 105
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% -34.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Devon

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Devon

Functional Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Devon region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Devon 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management