Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 2019 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 147 132
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +24
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.90% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.08% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 15
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +29.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £285 £278 £271
90th Percentile £479 £476 £473
England median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.24% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £21.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.25 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.55% +3.57% -12.50%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,679 4,275 3,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.89% 83.74% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,381 2,560 2,302
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £265 £250
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 200 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -26.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £35.00 £52.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Birmingham -2 4 £325 -17.46% 4
Worcestershire - 3 £310 -
Warwickshire +9 2 £250 -
Shropshire +16 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
1 5 (41.67%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban

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 1 (8.33%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Extranet
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQLite
4 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Scenario Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Scalability Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Pega