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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 23 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 66 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.22% 1.37% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.72% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 13
Median daily rate £196 £320 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.67% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £286 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £398 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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
737 1044 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.07% 79.57% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 603 531
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
Milton Keynes -1 6 £190 -40.62% 2
Aylesbury - 1 - - 1
High Wycombe - 1 £245 -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
1 5 (31.25%) TIBCO
1 5 (31.25%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
2 4 (25.00%) SDLC
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) JSP
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Data Mining
3 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) HR Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Integrator
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) JSP
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Temenos