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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 76 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% - 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£205 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.07% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
878 791 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.79% 75.33% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 409 345
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Aylesbury - - - -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Test Management
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Summit
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Summit
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) QA Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Management
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 6 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM