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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 75 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 34 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.41% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 11
Median daily rate £319 £270 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £414 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
1538 1948 1973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.40% 77.18% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1039 1030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 87 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £27.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +11.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +20 19 £250 -44.44% 1
Slough - 7 £319 -
Newbury +9 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £213 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 25 (41.67%) Fault Management
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Java
3 19 (31.67%) Back Office
4 18 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
6 15 (25.00%) Validation
7 14 (23.33%) Front Office
7 14 (23.33%) Statistics
7 14 (23.33%) People Management
8 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (21.67%) XML
9 10 (16.67%) TDD
10 9 (15.00%) Selenium
11 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
11 8 (13.33%) Subversion
11 8 (13.33%) Huawei
11 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Open Source
11 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
11 8 (13.33%) Web Application Development
11 8 (13.33%) GitHub
11 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
12 7 (11.67%) Gradle
12 7 (11.67%) SoapUI
12 7 (11.67%) Scala
12 7 (11.67%) Groovy
12 7 (11.67%) Ajax

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 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.33%) Alfresco
2 5 (8.33%) Apache
2 5 (8.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Selenium
2 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.33%) Subversion
3 7 (11.67%) Gradle
3 7 (11.67%) JIRA
3 7 (11.67%) SoapUI
4 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 5 (8.33%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 19 (31.67%) Back Office
2 14 (23.33%) Front Office
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Test Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Test Automation Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) SOA Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) XML
2 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) Ajax
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 7 (11.67%) Servlets
2 7 (11.67%) SOAP
2 7 (11.67%) Spring
2 7 (11.67%) Velocity
3 6 (10.00%) J2EE
4 5 (8.33%) JSR 168
4 5 (8.33%) Struts
4 5 (8.33%) XHTML
4 5 (8.33%) XSLT
5 4 (6.67%) Flash
5 4 (6.67%) REST
6 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Statistics
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Unix
2 5 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Fault Management
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 17 (28.33%) Configuration Management
5 15 (25.00%) Validation
6 14 (23.33%) People Management
7 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.67%) TDD
9 8 (13.33%) Open Source
9 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 8 (13.33%) Web Application Development
10 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.67%) Extreme Programming
10 7 (11.67%) Network Design
10 7 (11.67%) Pair Programming
10 7 (11.67%) Use Case
11 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
11 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) Groovy
2 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.67%) Scala
3 6 (10.00%) VBScript
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Huawei
2 5 (8.33%) GigaSpaces
2 5 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Progress
3 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Teradata
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