Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 51 71
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Lancashire median daily rate - £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +23.08%
North West median daily rate £413 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +13.79% +3.57% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £37.50
North West median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -

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 584 471 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 87.03% 87.22% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 248 398
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% -0.64%
10th Percentile £275 £301 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 80
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.79% +12.67% +21.32%
10th Percentile £10.47 £19.65 £13.43
90th Percentile £63.92 £52.65 £47.72
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +27.27% +2.50%

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