The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 29 April 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 82 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -38  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.82% 0.66% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.74% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £345 £290 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.96% -11.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £251 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £328 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +7.14%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 436 812 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 89.16% 89.62% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 534 249
Median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 25
Median hourly rate £36.50 £28.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% +115.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Use Case
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) ERP
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) IVR
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Agile Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Decision Table
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) SOASTA, Inc