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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 143 178 153
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.40% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.50% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 38
Median daily rate £410 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £268 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
2874 4371 4788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.22% 80.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3440 3602
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 41
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 16 (42.11%) SQL
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 12 (31.58%) Integration Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) QA
4 11 (28.95%) Finance
4 11 (28.95%) Java
5 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Selenium
6 9 (23.68%) Banking
6 9 (23.68%) HP
7 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 8 (21.05%) JIRA
7 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
9 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
9 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.79%) ISEB
9 6 (15.79%) VBA
9 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 5 (13.16%) Python
10 5 (13.16%) MS Excel

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 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Documentum
2 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
1 1 (2.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.53%) MS Access
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.26%) Appium
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.26%) JUnit
6 2 (5.26%) Maven
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Ant
7 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.16%) Test Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Manager
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) CSS3
2 3 (7.89%) HTML5
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.63%) Drools
4 1 (2.63%) FIXML
4 1 (2.63%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) DTV
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.63%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 12 (31.58%) Integration Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 10 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.42%) BDD
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
9 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
9 5 (13.16%) System Testing
9 5 (13.16%) TDD
9 5 (13.16%) Validation
10 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) VBA
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) C#
6 3 (7.89%) VB
7 2 (5.26%) Groovy
7 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.79%) ISEB
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Siebel
5 2 (5.26%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.63%) Cognos
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) hybris
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Solace
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