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 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 198 193 219
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +26
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£493 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.53% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 5 (38.46%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
3 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Polycom
3 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (23.08%) Lync
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
3 3 (23.08%) Publishing
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) MCP
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) MCSA
3 3 (23.08%) ADSL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (23.08%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) ADSL
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WLAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
2 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) Spock
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Identity Management
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Dell
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
1 3 (23.08%) Apple
1 3 (23.08%) McAfee
1 3 (23.08%) Polycom
1 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) WorldPay
2 1 (7.69%) SEEBURGER
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Siebel