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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 97 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 25 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.90% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.17% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Median daily rate £369 £240 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.64% -23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £215 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
1921 1967 1899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.01% 77.32% 77.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 1027 899
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £240
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 69 70 22
Median hourly rate £19.61 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £44.30 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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
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 23 July 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 +8 17 £350 +45.83% 2
Wokingham - 5 £350 -
Bracknell -9 2 £425 +30.76%
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (35.85%) Back Office
2 18 (33.96%) Configuration Management
2 18 (33.96%) Fault Management
2 18 (33.96%) Capacity Management
3 17 (32.08%) Network Design
4 15 (28.30%) Java
5 14 (26.42%) Validation
6 13 (24.53%) Front Office
7 12 (22.64%) People Management
7 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
8 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Statistics
9 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.87%) Unix
9 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.87%) Use Case
9 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
10 9 (16.98%) SOAP
10 9 (16.98%) XML
11 8 (15.09%) SAP
11 8 (15.09%) ABAP
11 8 (15.09%) Billing
11 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
11 8 (15.09%) SAP IS-U
12 6 (11.32%) .NET
12 6 (11.32%) Ajax
12 6 (11.32%) Selenium
13 5 (9.43%) Finance
13 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance 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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Drupal
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
2 6 (11.32%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 19 (35.85%) Back Office
2 13 (24.53%) Front Office
3 8 (15.09%) Billing
4 5 (9.43%) Finance
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Test Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) Support Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Consultant
5 8 (15.09%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (15.09%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 7 (13.21%) Architect
7 6 (11.32%) Test Architect
8 5 (9.43%) Test Automation Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Packet Switch Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) SOA Architect
9 4 (7.55%) Switch Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Manager
10 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.66%) Tester
11 2 (3.77%) CRM Analyst
11 2 (3.77%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) SOAP
1 9 (16.98%) XML
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Ajax
3 4 (7.55%) Flash
3 4 (7.55%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Statistics
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Unix
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Capacity Management
1 18 (33.96%) Configuration Management
1 18 (33.96%) Fault Management
2 17 (32.08%) Network Design
3 14 (26.42%) Validation
4 12 (22.64%) People Management
5 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
6 10 (18.87%) Use Case
7 8 (15.09%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Scrum
9 4 (7.55%) SDLC
9 4 (7.55%) SOA
10 3 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.77%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) ABAP
3 5 (9.43%) VBScript
4 2 (3.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) SAP
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
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