The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 109 109
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 15 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.09% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.32% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 8
Median daily rate £300 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £150 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £425 £530
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in the West Midlands

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Birmingham +11 6 £300 +100.00% 4
Warwickshire +10 6 £300 -4.00% 2
Coventry +11 1 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Migration
3 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (27.66%) Finance
5 12 (25.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 11 (23.40%) Data Migration
6 11 (23.40%) QA
7 10 (21.28%) Degree
7 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
7 10 (21.28%) Change Management
8 9 (19.15%) SQL
8 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (17.02%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
10 7 (14.89%) TDD
10 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.77%) Linux
11 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.77%) CRM
11 6 (12.77%) .NET
11 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
11 6 (12.77%) CSS
11 6 (12.77%) HTML
11 6 (12.77%) System Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (12.77%) Test Management
11 6 (12.77%) Waterfall

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (6.38%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.38%) GlassFish
1 3 (6.38%) JBoss
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (6.38%) WildFly
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
1 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.26%) QlikView
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Selenium
2 3 (6.38%) Hudson
2 3 (6.38%) JBehave
2 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) JUnit
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) gulp
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) JSHint
3 2 (4.26%) Mocha
3 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Test Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Applications Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) CRM Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Data Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Digital Developer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Storage Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
1 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
1 6 (12.77%) CSS
1 6 (12.77%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (8.51%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.38%) HornetQ
3 3 (6.38%) Java EE
3 3 (6.38%) JAX-RS
3 3 (6.38%) JMS
3 3 (6.38%) RESTEasy
3 3 (6.38%) RESTful
3 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.38%) WireMock
4 2 (4.26%) Express
4 2 (4.26%) HTML5
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Android
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Migration
3 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Data Migration
5 11 (23.40%) Test Planning
5 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.28%) Change Management
6 10 (21.28%) Data Analysis
7 9 (19.15%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (17.02%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (14.89%) TDD
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.77%) CRM
10 6 (12.77%) System Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Test Management
10 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (10.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Scala
4 2 (4.26%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.13%) CollabNet
5 1 (2.13%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.13%) Pega
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) SOASTA, Inc
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