Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Test Analyst was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Test Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 223 228
Rank change year-on-year +26 +5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.070% 0.015% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.016% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
North West median daily rate £225 - £338
10th Percentile £213 - £318
90th Percentile £238 - £356
England median daily rate £270 £263 £338
% change year-on-year +2.86% -22.22% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5444 6437 8090
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.40% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3429 4150 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £586 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 235 402
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Functional Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Functional Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Test Analyst in the North West

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Test Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Test Analyst in the North West

Functional Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Cheshire - 2 - -
Manchester +26 1 £225 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Functional Test Analyst
England

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Functional Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) AS400
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Avaya
1 1 (25.00%) IBM