The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 58 59 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.20% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.58% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 518 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.43% 89.00% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 317 263
Median daily rate £435 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in West Sussex

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in West Sussex

Functional Testing
Top 11 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) ABAP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PI
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PSCD
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PSCD
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) SAP Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PI Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Major Incident Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SAP PI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) ABAP
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow