Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 24 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 > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 177 171
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 61 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.74% 0.96% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.17% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 64 36
Midlands median daily rate £350 £385 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -8.90%
10th Percentile £244 £221 £266
90th Percentile £495 £550 £444
England median daily rate £425 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +13.33% +6.84% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +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 Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6850 8060 6690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.06% 82.63% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 4924 3955
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 211 261
Midlands median hourly rate £20.55 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.85% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.55
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the Midlands

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands +3 44 £350 -5.08% 4
East Midlands -11 17 £350 -23.08% 3
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 22 (36.07%) SQL
4 19 (31.15%) Java
5 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (27.87%) Scrum
7 16 (26.23%) Degree
8 15 (24.59%) Mathematics
9 14 (22.95%) TDD
9 14 (22.95%) Selenium
10 13 (21.31%) Oracle
11 12 (19.67%) MySQL
11 12 (19.67%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (19.67%) Finance
11 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
11 12 (19.67%) System Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
11 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (19.67%) Scala
12 11 (18.03%) RESTful
12 11 (18.03%) Kanban
12 11 (18.03%) QA
12 11 (18.03%) Software Engineering
12 11 (18.03%) DSDM
12 11 (18.03%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
12 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
13 10 (16.39%) Spring Boot
13 10 (16.39%) Apache Spark

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.39%) Apache Spark
1 10 (16.39%) GlassFish
1 10 (16.39%) JBoss
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (16.39%) WildFly
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Actimize
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) MySQL
1 12 (19.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (16.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (16.39%) Big Data
2 10 (16.39%) Hadoop
2 10 (16.39%) MongoDB
2 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Selenium
2 10 (16.39%) Hudson
2 10 (16.39%) JBehave
2 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.39%) JUnit
3 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.84%) HP UFT
4 6 (9.84%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.92%) git-flow
6 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.92%) Toad
7 2 (3.28%) TestRail
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.64%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.64%) Mocha
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Test Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Digital Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.84%) Tester
6 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.28%) CRM Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.28%) QA Team Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) RESTful
2 10 (16.39%) Hibernate
2 10 (16.39%) HornetQ
2 10 (16.39%) Java EE
2 10 (16.39%) JAX-RS
2 10 (16.39%) JMS
2 10 (16.39%) RESTEasy
2 10 (16.39%) Spring
2 10 (16.39%) Spring Boot
2 10 (16.39%) WireMock
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) JDBC
4 1 (1.64%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) Sass
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.20%) User Experience
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Android
1 10 (16.39%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (27.87%) Scrum
5 15 (24.59%) Mathematics
6 14 (22.95%) TDD
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.67%) System Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
7 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
8 11 (18.03%) DSDM
8 11 (18.03%) Kanban
8 11 (18.03%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
8 11 (18.03%) Software Engineering
9 10 (16.39%) Analytics
9 10 (16.39%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (16.39%) Personalization
9 10 (16.39%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) Scala
4 6 (9.84%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) VB
5 4 (6.56%) VBScript
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PMP
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) CollabNet
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow