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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 133 171 164
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 21 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.45% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.56% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 32
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £523 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
2958 4428 4982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.71% 80.54% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3452 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Java
4 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
5 11 (29.73%) QA
6 10 (27.03%) Selenium
6 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Finance
6 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
7 9 (24.32%) HP
8 8 (21.62%) Banking
8 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
8 8 (21.62%) JIRA
8 8 (21.62%) BDD
8 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
10 6 (16.22%) ISEB
10 6 (16.22%) VBA
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) Python
10 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
10 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
11 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.51%) System Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 2 (5.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Documentum
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.81%) MS Access
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Selenium
2 8 (21.62%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.81%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
5 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.41%) JBehave
6 2 (5.41%) Maven
6 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.41%) Subversion
7 1 (2.70%) Ant
7 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Test Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Developer in Test
5 3 (8.11%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) UAT Manager
6 2 (5.41%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Behat
2 2 (5.41%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) CSS3
3 1 (2.70%) Drools
3 1 (2.70%) FIXML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) JMS
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) RESTful
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) Spring Integration
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) BDD
5 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.92%) SDLC
7 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.51%) System Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Validation
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) VBA
4 3 (8.11%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Groovy
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.22%) ISEB
4 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Siebel
5 2 (5.41%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.70%) Cognos
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) hybris
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Solace