The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / Wales
Rank 65 62 63
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.43% 2.35% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 2.77% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 0
Median daily rate £344 £316 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 578 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.88% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 396 295
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +54.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Wales

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Wales

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Wales

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 1 £413 +29.92% 2
West Wales -15 1 £275 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Capybara
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) GIS

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 (20.00%) GIS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Capybara
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
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