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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 94 112 107
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 31 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.24% 0.49% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.67% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate £340 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
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
1975 2104 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.00% 74.35% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 1112 1041
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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
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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 26 £323 +7.50% 1
Newbury +10 1 £725 -
Slough +7 1 £300 +25.00% 1
Bracknell -4 1 £425 - 2
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (32.00%) Back Office
1 16 (32.00%) Fault Management
1 16 (32.00%) Capacity Management
2 15 (30.00%) Network Design
3 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Front Office
4 11 (22.00%) SAP
4 11 (22.00%) Integration Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Statistics
4 11 (22.00%) Validation
5 10 (20.00%) Billing
5 10 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
5 10 (20.00%) ABAP
6 9 (18.00%) Unix
7 8 (16.00%) Java
7 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.00%) SOAP
8 7 (14.00%) XML
9 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (10.00%) Huawei
10 5 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
10 5 (10.00%) VoIP
10 5 (10.00%) SMTP
10 5 (10.00%) SNMP
10 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (4.00%) JBoss
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (20.00%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
1 5 (10.00%) RTP
1 5 (10.00%) SMTP
1 5 (10.00%) SNMP
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) QlikView
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
2 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.00%) Build Forge
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.00%) Introscope
4 1 (2.00%) JBehave
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 16 (32.00%) Back Office
2 11 (22.00%) Front Office
3 10 (20.00%) Billing
4 4 (8.00%) Finance
4 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) SAP ISU Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Integrator
8 1 (2.00%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.00%) Lead Security Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) SOAP
1 7 (14.00%) XML
2 5 (10.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
4 2 (4.00%) JAX-WS
4 2 (4.00%) JMS
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) Spring Integration
4 2 (4.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.00%) Java EE
5 1 (2.00%) JDBC
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Statistics
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) STB
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Capacity Management
1 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (32.00%) Fault Management
2 15 (30.00%) Network Design
3 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Integration Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Validation
5 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) People Management
6 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Use Case
8 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.00%) CRM
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) ABAP
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) ISEB
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) SAP
2 5 (10.00%) Huawei
3 3 (6.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Intel
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) Teradata
Bracknell
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago