The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 185 204 168
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -36
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.11% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £73.75 -
% change year-on-year
-50.84% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) Legal
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) IBM
6 5 (23.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (23.81%) MS Project
6 5 (23.81%) MS Office
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
7 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
8 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (23.81%) WebLogic
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Project
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
2 3 (14.29%) JUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) RequisitePro
3 2 (9.52%) Rational Robot
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.76%) DbUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) WebLOAD
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Legal
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (9.52%) W3C
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Solaris
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) ETL
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) People Management
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Testing
7 2 (9.52%) System Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
7 2 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
1 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Apple
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft