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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 135 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£450 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
Functional Testing
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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
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 1 £210 -53.33%
Suffolk - 1 £60 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) EPoS
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) DB2
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) PHP

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Broadband
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Telnet
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) Redmine
2 1 (8.33%) Trac
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) EPoS
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) RIA
3 1 (8.33%) Informatics
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) B2B
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft