The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 34 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.52% 0.95% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.25% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Functional Testing
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
223 160 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 67.99% 76.19% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 85 99
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.45 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.45% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £31.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Basingstoke region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) DVB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) Testopia
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Pricing Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SOA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Pega
3 1 (16.67%) Rally
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) VMware