Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 33 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.65% 1.77% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 2.29% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Dorset median daily rate £440 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.38% +8.33% -31.43%
10th Percentile £426 £313 £215
90th Percentile £471 £378 £407
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +24.62% - -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset 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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 259 262 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 84.09% 77.29% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 193 188
Dorset median daily rate £400 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.94% +18.20%
10th Percentile £200 £232 £228
90th Percentile £534 £493 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 46
Dorset median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £39.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -44.47% +65.08%
10th Percentile £10.97 £14.25 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.35 £44.35 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -16.78% -5.10% +37.72%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Bournemouth -5 2 £440 +35.38%
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (50.00%) YourKit
2 1 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (50.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (50.00%) YourKit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-RS
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Secure Coding
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle