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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 83 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.46% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.60% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
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- £203 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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
959 992 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.53% 75.55% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 577 402
Average daily rate £391 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015. 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
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Functional Testing
South East

Functional Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) PeopleSoft