Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 January 2018 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 129 72
Rank change year-on-year +34 -57 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.11% 0.74% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.85% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 31
Tyne and Wear median daily rate - £310 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.46% +60.40%
North East median daily rate £300 £310 £405
% change year-on-year -3.23% -23.46% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 819 1,765 1,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.30% 87.59% 86.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 1,281 856
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £258 £264 £263
90th Percentile £588 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.80 £27.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.27% +41.03% -7.25%
10th Percentile £9.50 £12.19 £12.07
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.89% +55.88% -22.05%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Tyne and Wear

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Tyne and Wear

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +38 1 - -
Functional Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mapping

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) ETL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA