Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 93 91
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 9 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.73% 0.70% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.83% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
Wales median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -1.52%
10th Percentile £227 £256 £163
90th Percentile £430 £463 £468
UK median daily rate £411 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.47% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +61.62%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1027 1199 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.70% 83.85% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 845 964
Wales median daily rate £386 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £182 £213 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 56
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 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
South Wales +4 6 £325 -10.34% 2
North Wales - 3 £410 -
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
1 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) DSDM
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
1 5 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Lead .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Coaching
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) DSDM
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Informatica
1 2 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Teradata