Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 121 84
Rank change year-on-year +29 -37 -18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.42% 1.39% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.59% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 4
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £345 £310 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.29% +25.25% +80.00%
10th Percentile £309 £235 £200
90th Percentile £386 £338 £340
North East median daily rate £345 £310 £248
% change year-on-year +11.29% +25.25% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 843 1949 971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.55% 87.56% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 1311 621
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £378 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.15% -13.33% +16.28%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £236
90th Percentile £538 £500 £535
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 90 53
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +107.41% -27.03%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £36.00 £28.75
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -21.74%

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 21 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 4 £345 +11.29% 3
Functional Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Decision Table
4 1 (25.00%) WFM
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) IVR
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Telephony Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Agile Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Decision Table
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP