The median contractor rate for a Functional Test Analyst was £258 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Test Analyst
UK / England
Rank 575 604 564
Rank change year-on-year +29 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 10 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.022% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.024% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 24
Median daily rate £258 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +3.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £334 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £338 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £338 £340
% change year-on-year -22.22% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Functional Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Test Analyst in England

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Test Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Test Analyst in England

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Test Analyst in England

Functional Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
North East - 4 £300 -
South East +20 3 - -
London - 2 £215 -
South West - 1 - -
Functional Test Analyst
UK

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Functional Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
3 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (41.18%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Test Management
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (23.53%) eggPlant
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) Document Management
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) XenApp
5 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Mac OS
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Lorenzo
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) eggPlant
1 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Appium
2 1 (5.88%) NeoLoad
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) IVR
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Mac OS
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Document Management
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBA
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) XenApp
1 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Cerner
4 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) VMware