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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 86 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 29 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.32% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.99% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 12
Median daily rate £350 £293 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £355 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
1774 1922 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.64% 76.27% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1121 878
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 29
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +116.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +32 14 £388 +34.78%
Wokingham - 7 £350 - 2
Slough +1 2 £299 -16.29% 1
Bracknell - 2 £338 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 22 (42.31%) Back Office
2 21 (40.38%) Fault Management
2 21 (40.38%) Capacity Management
3 20 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 18 (34.62%) Java
4 18 (34.62%) Network Design
5 15 (28.85%) Validation
6 14 (26.92%) Front Office
7 13 (25.00%) People Management
8 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (23.08%) Statistics
9 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
9 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
9 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
9 11 (21.15%) XML
10 10 (19.23%) SOAP
10 10 (19.23%) SoapUI
10 10 (19.23%) Use Case
11 9 (17.31%) Selenium
11 9 (17.31%) Unix
12 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (13.46%) Ajax
12 7 (13.46%) .NET
13 6 (11.54%) VBScript
13 6 (11.54%) Finance
14 5 (9.62%) IBM
14 5 (9.62%) SOA
15 4 (7.69%) Flash
15 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (3.85%) Alfresco
1 2 (3.85%) Apache
1 2 (3.85%) Liferay
1 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) SoapUI
2 9 (17.31%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.85%) Gradle
3 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
3 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (42.31%) Back Office
2 14 (26.92%) Front Office
3 6 (11.54%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Support Engineer
3 13 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Architect
5 8 (15.38%) Test Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Integration Test Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) SOA Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.69%) Packet Switch Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Tester
10 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) XML
2 10 (19.23%) SOAP
3 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 7 (13.46%) Ajax
4 4 (7.69%) Flash
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) J2EE
5 2 (3.85%) JSR 168
5 2 (3.85%) Servlets
5 2 (3.85%) Spring
5 2 (3.85%) Struts
5 2 (3.85%) Velocity
5 2 (3.85%) XHTML
5 2 (3.85%) XSLT
6 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Statistics
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Capacity Management
1 21 (40.38%) Fault Management
2 20 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 18 (34.62%) Network Design
4 15 (28.85%) Validation
5 13 (25.00%) People Management
6 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 10 (19.23%) Use Case
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.62%) SOA
11 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.77%) SDLC
12 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
12 3 (5.77%) TDD
12 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) Java
2 6 (11.54%) VBScript
3 2 (3.85%) Groovy
3 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.85%) Scala
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) IBM
2 2 (3.85%) GigaSpaces
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft