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 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
South West / Devon
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.04% 1.75% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.21% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £295 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -36.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 281 181 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 81.92% 79.39% 69.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 396 347
Median daily rate £400 £348 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +105.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £12.18 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.13 £51.50 £36.75
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 Devon

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Devon

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 6 £350 -
Functional Testing
South West

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 Devon region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (14.29%) logstash
5 1 (14.29%) Kibana
5 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
5 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (71.43%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Kibana
1 1 (14.29%) logstash