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 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 37 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.57% - 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
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 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 306 316 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 80.10% 86.34% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 242 249
Median daily rate £415 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 - 4 £403 -
Functional Testing
East Midlands

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (20.00%) COBOL
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) DB2
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (20.00%) JCL
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Functional Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
1 3 (20.00%) Power BI
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Payments Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SSIS Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Payments Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) COBOL
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Dell
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle