The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 40 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 0.86% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.16% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £360 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Functional Testing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
313 258 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 80.05% 74.14% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 172 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
1 6 (42.86%) CSS
1 6 (42.86%) ECMAScript
1 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
1 6 (42.86%) SDL Web 8
1 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (42.86%) Ajax
1 6 (42.86%) Graphic Design
1 6 (42.86%) jQuery
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 6 (42.86%) UX Design
1 6 (42.86%) HTML5
1 6 (42.86%) OmniGraffle
1 6 (42.86%) REST
1 6 (42.86%) CSS3
1 6 (42.86%) PhoneGap
1 6 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
1 6 (42.86%) Mercurial
1 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
1 6 (42.86%) WebStorm
1 6 (42.86%) TypeScript
1 6 (42.86%) User Experience
1 6 (42.86%) Dart
1 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (42.86%) OmniGraffle
1 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 6 (42.86%) IntelliJ
1 6 (42.86%) Mercurial
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) WebStorm
2 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
2 1 (7.14%) Grunt
2 1 (7.14%) gulp
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 1 (7.14%) PhantomJS
2 1 (7.14%) TestLink
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Ajax
1 6 (42.86%) CSS
1 6 (42.86%) CSS3
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) HTML5
1 6 (42.86%) jQuery
1 6 (42.86%) PhoneGap
1 6 (42.86%) REST
1 6 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Graphic Design
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
1 6 (42.86%) User Experience
2 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Front End Development
1 6 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
1 6 (42.86%) UX Design
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Dart
1 6 (42.86%) ECMAScript
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) TypeScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (28.57%) MCSA
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (28.57%) VCP5
1 4 (28.57%) VCP6
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) Dell
1 4 (28.57%) NetApp
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft