The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 96 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 30 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.18% 0.69% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.90% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 21
Median daily rate £350 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £513 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £57.50 £103.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.30% +195.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Functional Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1981 2121 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.99% 76.68% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1199 1318
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 152 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 East of England

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the East of England region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the East of England region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +18 13 £350 - 5
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £360 +15.20% 1
Essex +7 4 £250 -
Suffolk - 4 £350 - 1
East Anglia +3 2 £500 -
Bedfordshire -4 1 £425 -10.52%
Functional Testing
England

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Linux
4 10 (19.23%) QA
4 10 (19.23%) Selenium
5 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (17.31%) HP
6 8 (15.38%) Unix
6 8 (15.38%) JIRA
6 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Windows
7 7 (13.46%) Oracle
8 6 (11.54%) Java
8 6 (11.54%) Migration
8 6 (11.54%) Agile Testing
8 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
9 5 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (9.62%) User Experience
9 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
9 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.62%) jQuery
9 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
9 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.62%) Finance

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (7.69%) OmniGraffle
1 4 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.92%) Lawson
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.92%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) DataStage
2 3 (5.77%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 4 (7.69%) Mercurial
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.69%) WebStorm
4 3 (5.77%) AccuRev
4 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.92%) TestLink
6 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Automotive
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Tester
3 13 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (19.23%) Functional Tester
5 8 (15.38%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Support Specialist
6 4 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) ETL Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Manual Tester
7 3 (5.77%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Ajax
1 5 (9.62%) CSS
1 5 (9.62%) HTML
1 5 (9.62%) jQuery
1 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (7.69%) CSS3
2 4 (7.69%) HTML5
2 4 (7.69%) PhoneGap
2 4 (7.69%) REST
2 4 (7.69%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) XML
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.92%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Graphic Design
3 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) RIA
4 1 (1.92%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
3 7 (13.46%) Windows
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Migration
6 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
7 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.69%) UX Design
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.77%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) Dart
4 4 (7.69%) ECMAScript
4 4 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VB
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) MCSA
2 4 (7.69%) MCSE
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) VCP5
2 4 (7.69%) VCP6
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) HP
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
3 4 (7.69%) Dell
3 4 (7.69%) NetApp
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) Teradata
5 2 (3.85%) Adobe
5 2 (3.85%) Interwoven
5 2 (3.85%) Thunderhead