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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 88 87
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.25% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.45% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Median daily rate £266 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -18.47% +11.51%  

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 1208 1322 1286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 79.53% 80.17% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 816 740
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 44
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Leicestershire +5 8 £188 - 1
Nottinghamshire +9 5 £300 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £238 -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) Oracle
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Unix
5 9 (25.00%) ISEB
5 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Test Management
6 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
7 7 (19.44%) C#
7 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) Banking
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) C++
8 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
8 6 (16.67%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) Logistics
8 6 (16.67%) BDD

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 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.33%) DB2
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.33%) Power BI
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (16.67%) Banking
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Software Quality Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Functional Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Unix
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Test Management
6 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.67%) BDD
8 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) Logistics
8 6 (16.67%) SDLC
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) C++
4 4 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) COBOL
5 3 (8.33%) JCL
6 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) TickIT
3 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Dell
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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