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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.77% - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £403 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 206 192 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 79.54% 86.49% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 144 162
Median daily rate £411 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +52.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 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

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Boomi
4 3 (30.00%) Power BI
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) HP UFT

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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (30.00%) Power BI
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SSIS Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Payments Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Payments Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
2 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle