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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 473 409 454
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +45
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 110 159 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 92 40
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £110.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +165.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
38689 37247 31943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.33% 75.52% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25022 23920 19615
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1123 991
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
London +10 38 £350 -12.50% 4
South East -48 19 £344 +1.85% 1
South West +16 15 £444 +36.53% 1
North West -1 14 £431 +43.75% 2
Yorkshire -40 6 £319 +10.86% 3
East of England +6 5 £160 -3.03% 1
East Midlands -5 3 - -
West Midlands -6 3 £288 -
South Coast - 3 - -
North East -7 2 £295 +13.46% 1
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 69 (33.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 58 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.88%) Test Scripting
3 51 (24.52%) Security Cleared
4 49 (23.56%) Oracle
5 45 (21.63%) SQL
6 44 (21.15%) HP
7 38 (18.27%) Test Management
8 37 (17.79%) Software Testing
9 35 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (15.87%) ISEB
11 32 (15.38%) Integration Testing
12 31 (14.90%) Finance
13 28 (13.46%) ISTQB
14 26 (12.50%) Regression Testing
14 26 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 26 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
15 25 (12.02%) SC Cleared
15 25 (12.02%) QA
16 24 (11.54%) Java
17 23 (11.06%) LoadRunner
18 22 (10.58%) System Testing
19 21 (10.10%) DV Cleared
19 21 (10.10%) Selenium
19 21 (10.10%) Automated Testing
19 21 (10.10%) Scrum
20 19 (9.13%) QuickTest Pro
21 17 (8.17%) .NET
21 17 (8.17%) UNIX
21 17 (8.17%) JIRA

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.81%) Apache
2 6 (2.88%) CMS
3 5 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.48%) Documentum
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.48%) Liferay
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (6.25%) MS Office
2 7 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.96%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HR-PA
4 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
1 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.48%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) SAN
2 3 (1.44%) Internet
2 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.44%) FCoE
2 3 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.48%) X.400
3 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
3 1 (0.48%) LAN
3 1 (0.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.48%) SMTP
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.37%) MySQL
2 6 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.44%) DB2
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.48%) DataStage
6 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.48%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 23 (11.06%) LoadRunner
2 21 (10.10%) Selenium
3 19 (9.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (8.17%) JIRA
5 14 (6.73%) Rational Functional Tester
6 12 (5.77%) JUnit
6 12 (5.77%) JMeter
6 12 (5.77%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.37%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.88%) Rational Robot
9 5 (2.40%) RequisitePro
9 5 (2.40%) Maven
9 5 (2.40%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.92%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.92%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.92%) Subversion
11 3 (1.44%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.96%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (0.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 31 (14.90%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Banking
2 15 (7.21%) Retail
3 11 (5.29%) Billing
4 6 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.40%) Legal
6 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.44%) Games
8 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.96%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.96%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (39.90%) Analyst
2 75 (36.06%) Test Analyst
3 60 (28.85%) Tester
4 39 (18.75%) Functional Analyst
4 39 (18.75%) Functional Test Analyst
5 31 (14.90%) Functional Tester
6 30 (14.42%) Test Manager
7 14 (6.73%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.33%) Developer
9 7 (3.37%) Performance Tester
10 6 (2.88%) Software Tester
10 6 (2.88%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.40%) Consultant
11 5 (2.40%) Lead Test Analyst
11 5 (2.40%) Siebel Analyst
11 5 (2.40%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.40%) Applications Tester
11 5 (2.40%) Automation Tester
12 4 (1.92%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.17%) .NET
2 16 (7.69%) Web Services
2 16 (7.69%) XML
3 15 (7.21%) SOAP
4 11 (5.29%) J2EE
5 10 (4.81%) HTML
6 5 (2.40%) Middleware
6 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.40%) CSS
6 5 (2.40%) JSON
7 4 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.92%) JSP
8 3 (1.44%) jQuery
8 3 (1.44%) JAX-RS
8 3 (1.44%) REST
9 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (0.96%) Kendo UI
9 2 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.92%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.44%) EPoS
4 3 (1.44%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.44%) User Experience
5 2 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.96%) STB
5 2 (0.96%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.96%) RIA
6 1 (0.48%) NHS
6 1 (0.48%) W3C
6 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.48%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.48%) Online Games
6 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.17%) UNIX
2 11 (5.29%) Windows
3 7 (3.37%) Linux
4 6 (2.88%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.40%) Solaris
6 3 (1.44%) AIX
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.96%) Android
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) VME
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 58 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.88%) Test Scripting
3 38 (18.27%) Test Management
4 37 (17.79%) Software Testing
5 32 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 26 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 26 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 26 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 22 (10.58%) System Testing
8 21 (10.10%) Automated Testing
8 21 (10.10%) Scrum
9 17 (8.17%) Performance Testing
9 17 (8.17%) Test Strategy
10 15 (7.21%) Migration
11 13 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.77%) Data Migration
13 11 (5.29%) Automation Testing
13 11 (5.29%) Manual Testing
14 10 (4.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.63%) SQL
2 24 (11.54%) Java
3 10 (4.81%) PL/SQL
3 10 (4.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.37%) Python
4 7 (3.37%) C#
4 7 (3.37%) Perl
5 5 (2.40%) VBA
5 5 (2.40%) PHP
5 5 (2.40%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.92%) Ruby
6 4 (1.92%) C++
6 4 (1.92%) C
6 4 (1.92%) VB
6 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.44%) VBScript
8 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.48%) RPG
9 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 51 (24.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.87%) ISEB
3 28 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 25 (12.02%) SC Cleared
5 21 (10.10%) DV Cleared
6 16 (7.69%) Degree
7 8 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.92%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CCNA
11 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.48%) MCSE
11 1 (0.48%) MCITP
11 1 (0.48%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.02%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) COREP
2 1 (0.48%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (16.83%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.37%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (23.56%) Oracle
2 44 (21.15%) HP
3 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.77%) IBM
5 7 (3.37%) VMware
6 6 (2.88%) SAP
7 5 (2.40%) Siebel
8 3 (1.44%) Ariba
8 3 (1.44%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.44%) Veritas
9 2 (0.96%) Twitter
9 2 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.48%) Infovista
10 1 (0.48%) Adobe
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix
10 1 (0.48%) Apple
10 1 (0.48%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.48%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.48%) Google
10 1 (0.48%) Zend
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