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 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.41% - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
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 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 208 203 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 84.55% 90.63% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 154 109
Median daily rate £410 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -44.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.80 £17.30 £22.50
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 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe

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 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft