Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 62 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.29% 1.51% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.73% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 7
Northamptonshire median daily rate £270 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.00% +66.67% -33.33%
10th Percentile £235 £438 £265
90th Percentile £305 £550 £325
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £455 £325
% change year-on-year -23.08% +40.00% -14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 577 810 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.87% 87.10% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 592 436
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -36.56% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 6 months to 22 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
Northampton -4 2 £270 -46.00%
Functional Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire 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 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 (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