The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Buckinghamshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 81 63 78
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.17% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1129 762 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.08% 91.37% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 414 489
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.20 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Functional Tester
South East

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Tester across the Buckinghamshire region.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Functional Tester
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Functional Tester in their job title 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 with Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center