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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 189 196 196
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 2 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £248 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £470 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
4179 4583 5057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.37% 76.97% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3298 3467 3817
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 82
Average hourly rate £24.62 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 29 May 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 6 (54.55%) ISEB
1 6 (54.55%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) WebLOAD
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) FATCA
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft