The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 28 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.42% 1.02% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.22% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £300 £300 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.10 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.68% +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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 409 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 86.40% 83.30% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 203 154
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Nottingham

Functional Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior UAT Tester
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft