Period
to 22 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.86% 2.58% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 3.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Dorset median daily rate £435 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.85% - -
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £369
% change year-on-year - -11.86% +17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Dorset median hourly rate - £40.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 193 394 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 82.83% 78.17% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 267 187
Dorset median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £241 £223 £213
90th Percentile £476 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 33
Dorset median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.49% +5.41% +48.00%
10th Percentile £10.09 £12.88 £14.55
90th Percentile £45.63 £47.38 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +42.86%

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 July 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
Poole - 2 £435 - 1
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) CRM Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (50.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA