Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 18 December 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 55 65
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.22% 1.57% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.85% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Lancashire median daily rate - £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.31% -22.67%
North West median daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +3.08% -3.70% +14.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - £44.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.41% +4.62%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +29.41% +7.75%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 377 487 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.31% 84.84% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 333 537
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £272 £213 £280
90th Percentile £615 £575 £657
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 80
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +12.16% +36.20%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.04 £18.28
90th Percentile £53.00 £67.21 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.61
% change year-on-year - -15.55% +64.47%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Lancashire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Skelmersdale +4 1 - -
Functional Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya