The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 98 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 23 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 1.14% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.56% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 16
Average daily rate £395 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £244 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Functional Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 18 £450 +32.35% 2
Slough -3 2 £340 +18.46%
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 12 (32.43%) SAP
2 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
3 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Unix
4 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
5 8 (21.62%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (21.62%) Billing
5 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) ABAP
6 7 (18.92%) Java
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 6 (16.22%) Validation
7 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
7 6 (16.22%) Huawei
7 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
8 5 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (13.51%) Statistics
8 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (13.51%) Network Design
8 5 (13.51%) Fault Management
8 5 (13.51%) Front Office
8 5 (13.51%) Back Office
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
8 5 (13.51%) Project Management
8 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
8 5 (13.51%) VoIP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Drupal
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
1 5 (13.51%) SMTP
1 5 (13.51%) SNMP
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) VoIP
2 4 (10.81%) RTP
3 3 (8.11%) FTP
3 3 (8.11%) HTTP
3 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.70%) DVB
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.11%) Bugzilla
2 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.11%) Introscope
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) JProfiler
2 3 (8.11%) JUnit
2 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.11%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (8.11%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) Build Forge
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.70%) JBehave
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) Protractor
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.62%) Billing
3 5 (13.51%) Back Office
3 5 (13.51%) Front Office
4 2 (5.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) SAP Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Back Office Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Release Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) SAP Smart Forms
1 4 (10.81%) SOAP
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) JDBC
2 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) ODBC
2 3 (8.11%) REST
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) JAX-WS
3 2 (5.41%) JMS
3 2 (5.41%) Spring
3 2 (5.41%) Spring Integration
3 2 (5.41%) XSLT
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Statistics
2 4 (10.81%) STB
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.70%) IPTV
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Unix
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
2 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
3 6 (16.22%) Test Management
3 6 (16.22%) Validation
4 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
4 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.51%) Fault Management
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.81%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) ABAP
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C++
3 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISEB
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.11%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (8.11%) nmon
3 1 (2.70%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) SAP
2 6 (16.22%) Huawei
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Teradata
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) CA
5 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.70%) Intel
5 1 (2.70%) Nokia
5 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
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