Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 124 112
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.56% 0.83% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.01% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 29
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £455 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +40.00% -14.19%
10th Percentile £249 £298 £263
90th Percentile £487 £550 £388
England median daily rate £425 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.53% -4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +33.33%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2654 2669 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.28% 82.15% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1696 1588
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 67 85
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +4.52%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £41.00 £40.15
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Nottinghamshire +7 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Leicestershire -9 3 £500 +108.33% 1
Northamptonshire -3 2 £270 -46.00%
Derbyshire -7 2 £335 +3.08% 1
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9 (50.00%) SQL
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) QA
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 3 (16.67%) Toad
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) git-flow
5 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (11.11%) Scala
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum-ban
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.11%) Microservices
6 2 (11.11%) Defect Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (16.67%) git-flow
3 3 (16.67%) Toad
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) TestRail
5 1 (5.56%) Ant
5 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
5 1 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 2 (11.11%) QA Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Scala Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) JDBC
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Programming
5 2 (11.11%) Microservices
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum-ban
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PMP
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.56%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle