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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 146 178 163
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -15
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 20 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 27
Median daily rate £406 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.29% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
2908 4779 4673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.45% 80.70% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 3787 3469
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) SQL
4 12 (30.00%) Finance
5 11 (27.50%) Selenium
5 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (27.50%) ISEB
6 10 (25.00%) JIRA
6 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (22.50%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
7 9 (22.50%) QA
7 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Java
8 8 (20.00%) Python
8 8 (20.00%) HP
8 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.00%) TDD
8 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
9 7 (17.50%) Linux
10 6 (15.00%) VBA
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (15.00%) Test Planning

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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 2 (5.00%) Drupal
1 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Documentum
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) GitHub
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) DVB
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MS Access
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) JIRA
3 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (7.50%) JUnit
5 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Appium
7 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.50%) Geb
7 1 (2.50%) Gradle
7 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.50%) Spock
7 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
4 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Test Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Excel Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.00%) Developer in Test
7 2 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.00%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.00%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) CSS3
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) HTML5
2 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.50%) JSON
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) Behat
3 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) Sass
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.50%) FIXML
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) STB
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) IPTV
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (22.50%) BDD
5 9 (22.50%) Integration Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.00%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (15.00%) VBA
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (7.50%) VB
8 2 (5.00%) C++
8 2 (5.00%) Groovy
8 2 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) C
9 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.50%) Jython
9 1 (2.50%) Perl
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.50%) Huawei
5 1 (2.50%) Nokia
5 1 (2.50%) Virgin Media
5 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
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