Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Functional Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 824 847
Rank change year-on-year -40 +23 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Test Analyst 13 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.027% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 27
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £226 £290 £206
90th Percentile £385 £415 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £331
% change year-on-year - -1.89% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 21 January 2018.

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 10 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 21 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
England -16 11 £350 -11.39% 2
UK excluding London +13 9 £325 - 2
North of England +45 4 £300 -26.83%
London -50 4 £363 -2.03%
North East +43 2 £300 -26.83%
North West +13 2 - -
South East -14 2 £361 -
Scotland -18 2 - -
Midlands +12 1 £270 -16.92% 1
East Midlands - 1 £270 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 13 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
6 1 (7.69%) Equities

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (7.69%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) FIXML
1 1 (7.69%) FpML
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
2 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Avaya
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Murex
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow