Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 81 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.05% 0.78% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
West Sussex median daily rate £375 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.11% -2.31% -
10th Percentile £250 £259 £261
90th Percentile £473 £523 £384
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +113.33%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 927 1121 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.71% 87.51% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 637 705
West Sussex median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £272
90th Percentile £573 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +17.65% +85.94%
10th Percentile £24.02 £19.58 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in West Sussex

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in West Sussex

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 18 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
Worthing +2 4 £448 -10.50%
Gatwick +7 3 £350 +40.00%
Crawley +2 3 £250 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SAP
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 5 (45.45%) Reference Data
4 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Workflow
4 5 (45.45%) Migration
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Traceability Matrix
5 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) Document Management
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (36.36%) Maximo
5 4 (36.36%) SAP CO
5 4 (36.36%) Documentum
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) SAP FI
5 4 (36.36%) SAP MM
5 4 (36.36%) CMS
5 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) CMS
1 4 (36.36%) Confluence
1 4 (36.36%) Documentum
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Maximo
1 4 (36.36%) SAP CO
1 4 (36.36%) SAP FI
1 4 (36.36%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (36.36%) SAP MM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (9.09%) InfluxDB
1 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) CircleCI
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) git-flow
2 1 (9.09%) Grunt
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) SAP PI Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) IDoc
1 3 (27.27%) SAP PI
2 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
2 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (9.09%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Reference Data
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
4 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Migration
4 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Traceability Matrix
4 5 (45.45%) Workflow
5 4 (36.36%) Content Management
5 4 (36.36%) Document Management
5 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) ABAP
3 1 (9.09%) Go
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) MiFID
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Grafana
2 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
2 1 (9.09%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) logstash
2 1 (9.09%) Marathon
2 1 (9.09%) Mesos
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) HP