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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
England / East of England
Rank 112 97 124
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +27
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 17 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.78% 1.10% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.37% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 3
Median daily rate £325 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +67.85%

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
1783 1891 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.98% 79.89% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1136 1223
Median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 157 148
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire 0 4 - -
Essex -5 4 £291 -2.91%
Bedfordshire +2 3 £425 - 3
Suffolk -6 3 £450 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -11 3 £288 -23.33% 1
Functional Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Java
4 11 (29.73%) JIRA
4 11 (29.73%) Selenium
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
5 10 (27.03%) BDD
5 10 (27.03%) JMeter
5 10 (27.03%) HP
6 9 (24.32%) NUnit
6 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
6 9 (24.32%) Gherkin
6 9 (24.32%) ATDD
6 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
6 9 (24.32%) JBehave
6 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
6 9 (24.32%) Open Source
7 8 (21.62%) Kanban
7 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (21.62%) Spring
7 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Atlassian
8 7 (18.92%) Maven
8 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Retail
8 7 (18.92%) 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 7 (18.92%) Confluence
1 7 (18.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.11%) DataStage
2 3 (8.11%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) JIRA
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
2 10 (27.03%) JMeter
3 9 (24.32%) JBehave
3 9 (24.32%) NUnit
3 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
3 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
4 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
5 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 7 (18.92%) JUnit
5 7 (18.92%) Maven
6 6 (16.22%) FitNesse
6 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
7 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (13.51%) Robot Framework
8 3 (8.11%) AccuRev
8 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
8 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.41%) MSI
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Tester
2 12 (32.43%) Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Functional Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Gherkin
2 8 (21.62%) Spring
3 7 (18.92%) RESTful
4 4 (10.81%) .NET
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.41%) CSS
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) jQuery
5 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) Ajax
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
6 1 (2.70%) Kendo UI
6 1 (2.70%) Laravel
6 1 (2.70%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (5.41%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
1 4 (10.81%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
5 9 (24.32%) ATDD
5 9 (24.32%) Open Source
5 9 (24.32%) Scrum
5 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (21.62%) Kanban
6 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) System Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) GDPR
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) SDET
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) Atlassian
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Teradata
5 2 (5.41%) BMC
6 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) SAP