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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 73 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 28 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.45% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.89% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 10
Median daily rate £250 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £298 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
1557 1908 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.67% 78.52% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 995 995
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 74 28
Median hourly rate £23.34 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +15 16 £250 -44.44% 1
Slough +10 3 £315 -7.42% 1
Newbury +4 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £225 - 3
Bracknell - 1 - -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 27 (45.00%) Fault Management
2 20 (33.33%) Back Office
2 20 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 19 (31.67%) Configuration Management
4 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (28.33%) Validation
6 16 (26.67%) Front Office
6 16 (26.67%) Statistics
7 13 (21.67%) People Management
8 12 (20.00%) TDD
8 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.33%) Java
10 9 (15.00%) XML
10 9 (15.00%) Huawei
11 8 (13.33%) Subversion
11 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
11 8 (13.33%) Web Application Development
11 8 (13.33%) GitHub
11 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.33%) Open Source
11 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
12 7 (11.67%) Scala
12 7 (11.67%) Gradle
12 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.67%) HTML
12 7 (11.67%) Servlets
12 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.67%) SQL

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 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 8 (13.33%) Subversion
2 7 (11.67%) Gradle
2 7 (11.67%) JIRA
3 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.00%) Selenium
4 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (33.33%) Back Office
2 16 (26.67%) Front Office
3 6 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) XML
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 7 (11.67%) Servlets
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%) REST
6 3 (5.00%) SOAP
6 3 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.67%) .NET
7 1 (1.67%) Ajax
7 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Statistics
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.67%) STB
2 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Solaris
1 5 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Fault Management
2 20 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 19 (31.67%) Configuration Management
4 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (28.33%) Validation
6 13 (21.67%) People Management
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.00%) TDD
8 8 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
8 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 8 (13.33%) Web Application Development
9 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.67%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (11.67%) Pair Programming
9 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.00%) Quality Management
11 5 (8.33%) MVC
11 5 (8.33%) Network Design
11 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) Groovy
2 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.67%) Scala
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Huawei
2 5 (8.33%) GigaSpaces
3 3 (5.00%) Workday
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Teradata
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Progress
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com