The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 69 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £370 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £265 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+130.00% -33.33%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
794 908 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.35% 78.48% 76.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 465 424
Average daily rate £390 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Milton Keynes +7 3 £335 +26.41% 2
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) VersionOne
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (25.00%) VersionOne
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
2 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP BI Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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