Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 144 145
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +16
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 45 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.01% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.21% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 11
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £369 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +8.46% -3.70%
10th Percentile £244 £150 £150
90th Percentile £488 £530 £488
England median daily rate £425 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +33.33%

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 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +13 18 £350 +28.44%
Warwickshire +12 14 £363 +2.11% 1
Coventry +14 9 £301 -14.00% 3
Kingswinford -2 1 - -
Functional Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) Mathematics
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) Oracle
4 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
5 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Degree
5 13 (28.89%) TDD
5 13 (28.89%) Scrum
6 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (26.67%) System Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Software Delivery
7 11 (24.44%) Spring Boot
7 11 (24.44%) Apache Spark
7 11 (24.44%) WildFly
7 11 (24.44%) JAX-RS
7 11 (24.44%) Big Data
7 11 (24.44%) Analytics
7 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
7 11 (24.44%) RESTEasy
7 11 (24.44%) HornetQ
7 11 (24.44%) Docker
7 11 (24.44%) WireMock
7 11 (24.44%) Personalization
7 11 (24.44%) Kanban
7 11 (24.44%) RESTful
7 11 (24.44%) Scala

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 11 (24.44%) Apache Spark
1 11 (24.44%) GlassFish
1 11 (24.44%) JBoss
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 11 (24.44%) WildFly
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Actimize
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (24.44%) Big Data
1 11 (24.44%) Hadoop
1 11 (24.44%) MongoDB
1 11 (24.44%) MySQL
1 11 (24.44%) NoSQL
1 11 (24.44%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Hudson
1 11 (24.44%) JBehave
1 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
1 11 (24.44%) JUnit
2 8 (17.78%) Selenium
3 6 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.89%) JIRA
5 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.22%) Mocha
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Retail
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Test Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Digital Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Senior Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
9 2 (4.44%) Test Coordinator
10 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Service Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Hibernate
1 11 (24.44%) HornetQ
1 11 (24.44%) Java EE
1 11 (24.44%) JAX-RS
1 11 (24.44%) JMS
1 11 (24.44%) RESTEasy
1 11 (24.44%) RESTful
1 11 (24.44%) Spring
1 11 (24.44%) Spring Boot
1 11 (24.44%) WireMock
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Mustache
2 1 (2.22%) Sass
2 1 (2.22%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Android
1 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Mathematics
3 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
4 13 (28.89%) TDD
4 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (26.67%) Software Delivery
5 12 (26.67%) System Testing
6 11 (24.44%) Analytics
6 11 (24.44%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (24.44%) DSDM
6 11 (24.44%) Kanban
6 11 (24.44%) Personalization
6 11 (24.44%) Predictive Analytics
6 11 (24.44%) SOA
6 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Scala
4 6 (13.33%) C#
5 4 (8.89%) VB
5 4 (8.89%) VBScript
6 1 (2.22%) ES6
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) CollabNet
4 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow