The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 25 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.28% - 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% - 1.48%
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 309 332 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 85.36% 87.60% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 242 190
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.75 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.33% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.95 £32.50 £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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Northamptonshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 - -
Functional Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Payments Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft