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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 135 143 153
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 18 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.88% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.08% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 40
Average daily rate £425 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (30.61%) Java
5 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.45%) Selenium
5 11 (22.45%) JIRA
5 11 (22.45%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Finance
6 10 (20.41%) ISEB
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 9 (18.37%) Banking
7 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
7 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
8 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.33%) BDD
8 8 (16.33%) SDLC
8 8 (16.33%) QA
8 8 (16.33%) TDD
8 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (14.29%) Spring
9 7 (14.29%) Wealth Management
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (14.29%) Open Source
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.12%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
1 3 (6.12%) LDAP
2 2 (4.08%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) JIRA
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.20%) JUnit
5 4 (8.16%) Mockito
5 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.12%) Maven
6 3 (6.12%) Subversion
7 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.08%) JBehave
7 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.08%) Spock
8 1 (2.04%) Appium
8 1 (2.04%) Geb
8 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.04%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Developer in Test
7 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management Business Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Hybris Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Test Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.12%) Tester
8 3 (6.12%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Spring
2 5 (10.20%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) J2EE
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) CSS3
4 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.12%) HTML5
4 3 (6.12%) RESTful
4 3 (6.12%) Spring Integration
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) Behat
6 1 (2.04%) Drools
6 1 (2.04%) JMS
6 1 (2.04%) Middleware
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
1 3 (6.12%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Equities
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.37%) Scrum
5 8 (16.33%) BDD
5 8 (16.33%) SDLC
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
5 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.29%) Open Source
6 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Wealth Management
7 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) System Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.12%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) C++
6 2 (4.08%) Ruby
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (10.20%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) MiFID
3 1 (2.04%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) WorldPay
2 4 (8.16%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) Siebel
3 3 (6.12%) hybris
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Actimize
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Solace
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase
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