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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 105 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 22 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.88% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Median daily rate £350 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £405 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
1917 1941 1934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.05% 76.75% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 995 948
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -2 19 £335 +24.07% 3
Newbury +4 1 £725 -
Bracknell -8 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Slough - 1 £300 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 19 (36.54%) Configuration Management
1 19 (36.54%) Back Office
1 19 (36.54%) Fault Management
1 19 (36.54%) Capacity Management
2 18 (34.62%) Network Design
3 14 (26.92%) Front Office
3 14 (26.92%) Validation
4 13 (25.00%) Statistics
5 12 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
7 10 (19.23%) SAP IS-U
7 10 (19.23%) Billing
7 10 (19.23%) ABAP
7 10 (19.23%) SAP
8 9 (17.31%) Unix
8 9 (17.31%) Java
8 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) XML
9 8 (15.38%) SOAP
9 8 (15.38%) People Management
10 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
11 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
12 5 (9.62%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Use Case
12 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
12 5 (9.62%) Huawei
12 5 (9.62%) VoIP

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%) JBoss
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
2 1 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (19.23%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (9.62%) DNS
1 5 (9.62%) RTP
1 5 (9.62%) SMTP
1 5 (9.62%) SNMP
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.62%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) QlikView
2 1 (1.92%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) JUnit
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.85%) Build Forge
4 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.92%) Introscope
4 1 (1.92%) JBehave
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) JProfiler
4 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 19 (36.54%) Back Office
2 14 (26.92%) Front Office
3 10 (19.23%) Billing
4 4 (7.69%) Finance
5 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Consultant
2 11 (21.15%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (19.23%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 10 (19.23%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Back Office Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 2 (3.85%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Packet Switch Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Integrator
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Tester
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) SOAP
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.85%) J2EE
4 2 (3.85%) JAX-WS
4 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) Spring
4 2 (3.85%) Spring Integration
4 2 (3.85%) XSLT
5 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.92%) Java EE
5 1 (1.92%) JDBC
5 1 (1.92%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Statistics
2 2 (3.85%) STB
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Unix
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Capacity Management
1 19 (36.54%) Configuration Management
1 19 (36.54%) Fault Management
2 18 (34.62%) Network Design
3 14 (26.92%) Validation
4 12 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) People Management
7 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.62%) Use Case
8 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.77%) CRM
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Scrum
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.85%) ERP
10 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) ABAP
2 9 (17.31%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C++
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.92%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) SAP
2 5 (9.62%) Huawei
3 3 (5.77%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore