The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 289 246 258
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 358 482 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.18% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 283 307
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.43% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +32.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £31.75 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £60.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37961 40993 39836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.79% 81.50% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25469 26982 26386
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1216 1126
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
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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
London +22 169 £425 -5.55% 24
South East -6 70 £320 -20.12% 9
West Midlands +1 26 £385 +6.20% 3
Yorkshire -11 22 £400 -5.88% 9
East of England -1 21 £304 -15.55% 7
North West -25 18 £338 +3.84% 7
East Midlands +2 14 £500 +66.66% 5
South West -23 13 £350 +4.47% 9
North East -53 3 £263 -34.37% 2
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 368 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (25.88%) Java
3 173 (22.61%) Selenium
4 171 (22.35%) Test Scripting
5 164 (21.44%) Non-Functional Testing
6 155 (20.26%) SQL
7 154 (20.13%) JIRA
8 147 (19.22%) Regression Testing
9 129 (16.86%) Finance
9 129 (16.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 118 (15.42%) QA
11 114 (14.90%) Test Automation
12 112 (14.64%) Scrum
13 110 (14.38%) TDD
14 102 (13.33%) BDD
15 101 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
16 98 (12.81%) Jenkins
17 96 (12.55%) Git (software)
18 94 (12.29%) JavaScript
19 89 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
20 88 (11.50%) Cucumber
21 86 (11.24%) Test Strategy
22 79 (10.33%) HP
23 78 (10.20%) Automated Testing
24 75 (9.80%) ISTQB
25 73 (9.54%) Microsoft
26 72 (9.41%) Security Cleared
26 72 (9.41%) Performance Testing
27 70 (9.15%) ISEB
27 70 (9.15%) Software Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 46 (6.01%) Confluence
2 37 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 27 (3.53%) Apache
4 14 (1.83%) CICS
4 14 (1.83%) CMS
4 14 (1.83%) JBoss
5 11 (1.44%) IIS
6 10 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.18%) Drupal
8 8 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.78%) Documentum
11 5 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.65%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.65%) Liferay
11 5 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.53%) MS Office
2 27 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.09%) MS Project
5 3 (0.39%) CATIA
5 3 (0.39%) Mingle
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.65%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.39%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.39%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.01%) GitHub
2 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.83%) Office 365
4 11 (1.44%) Boomi
5 10 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.18%) PaaS
7 8 (1.05%) IaaS
7 8 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.65%) Basecamp
8 5 (0.65%) G Suite
9 3 (0.39%) SaaS
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.26%) Force.com
10 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.26%) Trello
11 1 (0.13%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.44%) HTTP
2 13 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.92%) Internet
3 7 (0.92%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.78%) DNS
4 6 (0.78%) FTP
5 5 (0.65%) DHCP
5 5 (0.65%) DVB
5 5 (0.65%) SNMP
5 5 (0.65%) VoIP
6 4 (0.52%) SSH
7 3 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.39%) GGSN
7 3 (0.39%) GPRS
7 3 (0.39%) GSM
7 3 (0.39%) LTE
7 3 (0.39%) SMTP
7 3 (0.39%) SSL
7 3 (0.39%) UMTS
7 3 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.27%) MySQL
3 24 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.61%) DB2
6 19 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.57%) Power BI
11 11 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.18%) Big Data
13 7 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.78%) MS Access
14 6 (0.78%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 173 (22.61%) Selenium
2 154 (20.13%) JIRA
3 98 (12.81%) Jenkins
4 96 (12.55%) Git (software)
5 88 (11.50%) Cucumber
6 62 (8.10%) SoapUI
7 58 (7.58%) JMeter
8 56 (7.32%) WebDriver
9 55 (7.19%) JUnit
10 52 (6.80%) Maven
11 48 (6.27%) HP UFT
12 42 (5.49%) Subversion
13 36 (4.71%) LoadRunner
14 30 (3.92%) Ant
15 28 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (3.40%) JBehave
17 25 (3.27%) Gradle
18 24 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (2.61%) SonarQube
20 16 (2.09%) Eclipse
General
1 129 (16.86%) Finance
2 61 (7.97%) Banking
3 46 (6.01%) Retail
4 32 (4.18%) Front Office
5 31 (4.05%) Back Office
6 23 (3.01%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.35%) Marketing
9 16 (2.09%) Games
10 7 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.78%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.65%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.39%) Legal
15 2 (0.26%) Electronics
15 2 (0.26%) French Language
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
15 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (30.46%) Analyst
2 183 (23.92%) Test Analyst
3 137 (17.91%) Tester
4 119 (15.56%) Developer
5 53 (6.93%) Automation Tester
6 51 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 47 (6.14%) Test Engineer
8 44 (5.75%) Test Leader
9 41 (5.36%) Java Developer
10 36 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
10 36 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 36 (4.71%) Consultant
11 29 (3.79%) Architect
12 28 (3.66%) Functional Test Analyst
13 27 (3.53%) Functional Analyst
14 21 (2.75%) Test Automation Engineer
15 17 (2.22%) Functional Tester
16 16 (2.09%) Developer in Test
16 16 (2.09%) QA Tester
16 16 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.63%) HTML
2 61 (7.97%) Web Services
3 58 (7.58%) REST
4 55 (7.19%) .NET
5 50 (6.54%) Spring
6 49 (6.41%) XML
7 48 (6.27%) RESTful
8 46 (6.01%) CSS
9 30 (3.92%) AngularJS
10 29 (3.79%) SOAP
11 28 (3.66%) HTML5
12 27 (3.53%) Gherkin
13 26 (3.40%) CSS3
14 24 (3.14%) Node.js
15 17 (2.22%) Kafka
15 17 (2.22%) React
16 16 (2.09%) Hibernate
16 16 (2.09%) J2EE
16 16 (2.09%) JSON
16 16 (2.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.66%) User Experience
3 22 (2.88%) iPad
3 22 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.61%) Statistics
4 20 (2.61%) Virtual Team
5 19 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.31%) EPoS
9 10 (1.31%) STB
10 8 (1.05%) Derivative
11 6 (0.78%) Data Conversion
11 6 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.89%) Unix
2 62 (8.10%) Linux
3 58 (7.58%) Windows
4 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.44%) Solaris
6 10 (1.31%) Android
6 10 (1.31%) Mac OS
6 10 (1.31%) zOS
7 9 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.39%) AIX
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (22.35%) Test Scripting
3 164 (21.44%) Non-Functional Testing
4 147 (19.22%) Regression Testing
5 129 (16.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 114 (14.90%) Test Automation
7 112 (14.64%) Scrum
8 110 (14.38%) TDD
9 102 (13.33%) BDD
10 101 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
11 86 (11.24%) Test Strategy
12 78 (10.20%) Automated Testing
13 72 (9.41%) Performance Testing
14 70 (9.15%) Software Testing
15 66 (8.63%) Integration Testing
16 65 (8.50%) Unit Testing
17 60 (7.84%) Configuration Management
18 57 (7.45%) Automation Testing
19 56 (7.32%) Test Management
20 55 (7.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 198 (25.88%) Java
2 155 (20.26%) SQL
3 94 (12.29%) JavaScript
4 56 (7.32%) Python
5 53 (6.93%) C#
6 47 (6.14%) Ruby
7 32 (4.18%) Groovy
8 27 (3.53%) Perl
9 21 (2.75%) Scala
10 20 (2.61%) C++
11 17 (2.22%) C
11 17 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.09%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.44%) ES6
14 11 (1.44%) PHP
14 11 (1.44%) VBA
14 11 (1.44%) VBScript
15 10 (1.31%) Clojure
16 7 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 72 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 70 (9.15%) ISEB
4 46 (6.01%) SC Cleared
5 44 (5.75%) Degree
6 24 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (15.42%) QA
2 24 (3.14%) SDET
3 8 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.52%) MiFID
5 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (1.57%) Docker
2 10 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.65%) XenApp
4 5 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) Postfix
6 1 (0.13%) Squid
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 89 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.75%) Puppet
3 14 (1.83%) CA Service Virtualization
3 14 (1.83%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.31%) CA Endevor
6 8 (1.05%) Ansible
7 5 (0.65%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.65%) Nagios
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Packer
8 2 (0.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.26%) vRealize
9 1 (0.13%) logstash
9 1 (0.13%) Rancher
9 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (10.33%) HP
2 73 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 68 (8.89%) Oracle
4 46 (6.01%) IBM
5 34 (4.44%) SAP
6 24 (3.14%) Atlassian
7 22 (2.88%) VMware
8 15 (1.96%) Huawei
8 15 (1.96%) Splunk
9 14 (1.83%) CA
9 14 (1.83%) Syncsort
10 11 (1.44%) Dell
11 10 (1.31%) Google
11 10 (1.31%) Guidewire
12 8 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (1.05%) Pega
13 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.65%) ForgeRock
14 5 (0.65%) GigaSpaces
14 5 (0.65%) MuleSoft
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