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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 106 123 135
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 23 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.93% 0.39% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.51% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
Median daily rate £325 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
1980 2171 2397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.74% 77.15% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1255 1468
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 161 145
Median hourly rate £36.14 £33.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% +30.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.45 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.64 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +11 10 £270 -2.70%
Suffolk +10 8 £375 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire +19 2 £400 +11.11% 1
Norfolk +2 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Java
4 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.00%) Retail
5 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
7 9 (22.50%) JIRA
7 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) JMeter
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Spring
8 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (20.00%) JBehave
8 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 8 (20.00%) Open Source
8 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 8 (20.00%) ATDD
9 7 (17.50%) Confluence
9 7 (17.50%) Test Planning
9 7 (17.50%) Maven
9 7 (17.50%) NUnit
9 7 (17.50%) Banking

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 7 (17.50%) Confluence
1 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (22.50%) JIRA
4 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (20.00%) JBehave
4 8 (20.00%) JMeter
4 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (17.50%) JUnit
5 7 (17.50%) Maven
5 7 (17.50%) NUnit
6 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
6 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
7 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (12.50%) Robot Framework
8 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
8 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
8 3 (7.50%) WebStorm
9 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (30.00%) Retail
2 8 (20.00%) Finance
3 7 (17.50%) Banking
4 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Tester
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Functional Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.50%) CRM Architect
8 1 (2.50%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 8 (20.00%) Spring
2 7 (17.50%) RESTful
3 4 (10.00%) Ajax
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) jQuery
3 4 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (7.50%) CSS3
4 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) PhoneGap
4 3 (7.50%) REST
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) Graphic Design
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) ATDD
7 8 (20.00%) BDD
7 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (20.00%) Open Source
8 7 (17.50%) Kanban
8 7 (17.50%) Test Planning
9 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.00%) System Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Dart
3 3 (7.50%) ECMAScript
3 3 (7.50%) TypeScript
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
1 2 (5.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Atlassian
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) SAP