Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Test Analyst was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Functional Test Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 837 842
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 13 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.029% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 24
England median daily rate £270 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -18.52% +3.85%
10th Percentile £193 £194 £200
90th Percentile £375 £415 £438
UK median daily rate £270 £295 £338
% change year-on-year -8.47% -12.59% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Functional Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Functional Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Test Analyst in England

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 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
North of England +59 5 £225 -40.79%
North West +25 4 £225 -35.71%
London -9 4 £225 -18.18%
South West -5 2 £300 +41.18%
North East +62 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £270 -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
South East - 1 £373 -
Functional Test Analyst
UK

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 13 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Document Management
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Confluence
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) ISEB
7 1 (7.69%) Avaya

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (7.69%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) TestRail
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (15.38%) Document Management
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow