Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.87% 0.43% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.56% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Devon median daily rate £400 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +20.77% -6.81%
10th Percentile £358 £375 £269
90th Percentile £463 £400 £351
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +60.38% -

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 497 360 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.28% 77.59% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 221 316
Devon median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £185 £259
90th Percentile £550 £500 £518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 16
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £23.78 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -33.50% +66.28%
10th Percentile £23.64 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £46.63 £51.60 £42.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +4 3 £450 +14.65%
Plymouth - 1 £350 -
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (20.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) Kibana
2 1 (20.00%) YourKit
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner

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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) VisualVM
1 1 (20.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kibana
1 1 (20.00%) logstash