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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 150 150 153
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 16 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.81% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.96% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 43
Median daily rate £419 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £256 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
Functional Testing
London

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
3005 3947 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.51% 84.18% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2399 3148 3491
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) Selenium
4 10 (27.03%) ISEB
4 10 (27.03%) JIRA
4 10 (27.03%) QA
5 9 (24.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 8 (21.62%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Finance
7 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.92%) Java
7 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.92%) Python
7 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
8 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Linux
8 6 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (13.51%) CSS
9 5 (13.51%) SOAP
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) Drupal
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Documentum
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) GitHub
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
3 2 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) DVB
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) JIRA
3 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
4 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.51%) WebDriver
6 4 (10.81%) JMeter
7 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.11%) The Grinder
7 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.41%) Appium
8 2 (5.41%) JUnit
8 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.41%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.70%) Geb
9 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.70%) Maven
9 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.41%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.41%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) CSS
1 5 (13.51%) CSS3
1 5 (13.51%) HTML
1 5 (13.51%) HTML5
1 5 (13.51%) SOAP
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.81%) RESTful
3 3 (8.11%) JSON
3 3 (8.11%) REST
3 3 (8.11%) Sass
4 2 (5.41%) Backbone.js
4 2 (5.41%) Behat
4 2 (5.41%) Node.js
4 2 (5.41%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) AppFabric
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
5 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Equities
3 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.70%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.70%) STB
3 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 9 (24.32%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Regression Testing
4 8 (21.62%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.92%) BDD
5 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
7 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) SOA
7 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.92%) Python
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) Jython
5 2 (5.41%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Clojure
6 1 (2.70%) ES6
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) Scala
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) MiFID
2 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.70%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Huawei
4 1 (2.70%) Nokia
4 1 (2.70%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin