Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 18 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
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +41
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.43% 1.85% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 2.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Northampton median daily rate £270 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.00% - -
Northamptonshire median daily rate £270 £500 £300
% change year-on-year -46.00% +66.67% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northampton median hourly rate - - -
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Northampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 397 518 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 84.47% 87.06% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 393 293
Northampton median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - -
10th Percentile £200 £300 £251
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
Northamptonshire median daily rate £410 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -2.38% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 7
Northampton median hourly rate £11.79 £11.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.54% -37.90% +23.47%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.50 £13.15
90th Percentile £14.35 £29.53 £20.61
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
% change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Northampton

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB