The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 22 April 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 / Dorset
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 29 29
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 1.16% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.46% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £350 £328
% change year-on-year -9.28% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 86 205 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 91.49% 79.46% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 139 105
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 16
Median hourly rate £10.98 £42.13 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.93% +31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Guidewire