The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 190 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -6
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.014% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.019% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £400 £284
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +40.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Functional Testing
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
4 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (22.22%) SEO
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Toad
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Mingle
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
2 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) MSTest
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) QUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Testing Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) SEO
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Basel III
2 1 (11.11%) EMIR
2 1 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Brady
2 1 (11.11%) Murex
2 1 (11.11%) Calypso