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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.81% 0.36% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.45% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Median daily rate £325 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

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 529 441 720
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.88% 78.47% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 310 492
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 5 £325 +18.18% 1
Functional Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Android
2 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) Android Development
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) Handset
4 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (25.00%) Capybara
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (12.50%) GIS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Capybara
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Android Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Android Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Qt
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Handset
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Android Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Architecture
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
5 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP