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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 0 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 6.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 8.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 92 145 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 91.09% 77.54% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 99 55
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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