Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Functional Test Analyst was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 854 830
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 21 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.033% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 35
UK median daily rate £263 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £194 £194 £238
90th Percentile £356 £356 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £300 £318
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.51% +32.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90193 104555 107186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58462 68042 66348
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2904 3100 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.58 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.47% +11.76% +3.03%

Functional Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Functional Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Test Analyst in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Test Analyst in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Test Analyst in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Test Analyst in the UK

Functional Test Analyst
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London +50 16 £263 -12.50% 1
England +45 16 £300 -4.00% 1
North of England +48 5 £263 -22.22% 1
Scotland +37 5 £225 -25.00%
London +18 5 £283 +7.62%
North East +51 3 £300 -
South East +34 2 - -
North West +31 2 £225 -33.33%
Midlands +25 2 - -
South West -3 2 £300 +41.18%
West Midlands - 2 - -

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Functional Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Functional Test Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Functional Testing
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (38.10%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 6 (28.57%) Banking
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) CRM
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) ETL
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (14.29%) TestRail
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories
8 3 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) ISEB
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Confluence
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 2 (9.52%) HP
9 2 (9.52%) IBM

Functional Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) TestRail
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Functional Testing
2 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) ETL
5 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.76%) Document Management
8 1 (4.76%) Release Management
8 1 (4.76%) System Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle