The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 92 72
Rank change year-on-year +15 -20  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 26 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.73% 0.33% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 0.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 23
Median daily rate £425 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £348 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% -  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1280 1261 1251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.05% 82.10% 77.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 778 769
Median daily rate £410 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +6.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.50
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the East Midlands

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £413 +35.24% 1
Leicestershire - 7 £500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (32.61%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (30.43%) QA
6 12 (26.09%) SQL
7 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (21.74%) HP
9 9 (19.57%) TDD
9 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Test Management
11 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
11 7 (15.22%) Unix
12 6 (13.04%) C#
12 6 (13.04%) ISEB
12 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Selenium
12 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (13.04%) SDLC
13 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
13 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
13 5 (10.87%) Unreal Engine
13 5 (10.87%) Scrum

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.52%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Ant
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) Maven
3 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.17%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Functional Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Software Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Quality Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (6.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (6.52%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (4.35%) JDBC
3 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Unix
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
6 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Test Management
8 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.04%) SDLC
10 5 (10.87%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.87%) Logistics
10 5 (10.87%) Scrum
10 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) COBOL
5 3 (6.52%) JCL
5 3 (6.52%) Scala
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) TickIT
3 3 (6.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) HP
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.35%) SAP