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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
London / City of London
Rank 127 137 145
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 19 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.53% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.62% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 30
Median daily rate £381 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.47% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
2460 2748 4254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.39% 86.14% 82.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 2178 3326
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 33
Median hourly rate £21.75 £27.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Finance
3 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) CRM
5 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (21.62%) Banking
6 8 (21.62%) QA
7 7 (18.92%) Selenium
7 7 (18.92%) ERP
7 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 7 (18.92%) SAP
7 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (10.81%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.81%) MS Project
10 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
10 4 (10.81%) Windows

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 1 (2.70%) Moodle
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS Project
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) Temenos T24
3 1 (2.70%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DVB
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Power BI
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) QlikView
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
2 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.41%) Mocha
4 2 (5.41%) Protractor
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.70%) Appium
5 1 (2.70%) Geb
5 1 (2.70%) gulp
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.11%) D3.js
1 3 (8.11%) Node.js
1 3 (8.11%) REST
2 2 (5.41%) Chai
2 2 (5.41%) Leaflet
2 2 (5.41%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) CSS3
3 1 (2.70%) Dojo
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) Redux
3 1 (2.70%) Sass
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.11%) Hedge funds
1 3 (8.11%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Derivative
3 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.70%) STB
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 9 (24.32%) CRM
5 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.92%) ERP
5 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
7 5 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBA
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) ES6
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) XenApp
1 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Reuters
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.70%) Xamarin