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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 121 133 136
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.038% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.056% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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£312 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.43% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
1815 1792 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.48% 68.45% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 903 726
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 49
Average hourly rate £27.83 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
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 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Last Year
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Alfresco
4 3 (37.50%) Groovy
4 3 (37.50%) GigaSpaces
4 3 (37.50%) Velocity
4 3 (37.50%) JSR 168
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 3 (37.50%) Servlets
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Struts
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Apache

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (37.50%) Alfresco
1 3 (37.50%) Liferay
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Zephyr
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (37.50%) Gradle
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (37.50%) IntelliJ
3 1 (12.50%) Toad
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Introscope
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) JProfiler
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Servlets
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Struts
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) XHTML
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Velocity
1 3 (37.50%) JSR 168
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Groovy
2 3 (37.50%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) GigaSpaces