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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 466 445 424
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 98 101 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 60
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £313 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £231 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 £80.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +180.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Functional Testing
UK

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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 37 £340 +1.87% 9
South East -16 29 £375 -11.76% 1
South West -11 12 £375 +20.00%
North West -11 6 £275 -8.48% 4
East of England 0 4 £475 +72.72% 1
North East -4 2 - - 1
West Midlands -5 2 - -
Yorkshire -28 2 £500 +65.28% 8
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 83 (36.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 59 (26.22%) HP
4 59 (26.22%) SQL
5 56 (24.89%) Oracle
6 53 (23.56%) ISTQB
7 50 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 47 (20.89%) ISEB
9 42 (18.67%) Software Testing
10 39 (17.33%) Test Automation
10 39 (17.33%) Security Cleared
11 38 (16.89%) Finance
12 37 (16.44%) Integration Testing
13 35 (15.56%) Test Management
14 34 (15.11%) Regression Testing
15 30 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
16 29 (12.89%) Automated Testing
16 29 (12.89%) Scrum
17 27 (12.00%) System Testing
18 26 (11.56%) SC Cleared
19 25 (11.11%) SoapUI
19 25 (11.11%) .NET
19 25 (11.11%) Java
19 25 (11.11%) CRM
20 24 (10.67%) QA
21 23 (10.22%) LoadRunner
22 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
22 22 (9.78%) JIRA
23 21 (9.33%) Test Strategy

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.44%) Apache
2 5 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.89%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.89%) Liferay
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) CMS
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (4.89%) MS Office
2 10 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.11%) MS Project
4 5 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.78%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.44%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
1 2 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.56%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.33%) DAB
3 2 (0.89%) SAN
3 2 (0.89%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.89%) FCoE
3 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.56%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.89%) EDMS
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.44%) DataStage
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 23 (10.22%) LoadRunner
4 22 (9.78%) JIRA
5 17 (7.56%) Rational Functional Tester
5 17 (7.56%) JUnit
6 16 (7.11%) Selenium
7 12 (5.33%) JMeter
8 10 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (4.00%) ClearCase
10 8 (3.56%) Subversion
10 8 (3.56%) Cucumber
11 7 (3.11%) DbUnit
11 7 (3.11%) RequisitePro
12 6 (2.67%) Rational Robot
12 6 (2.67%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.78%) QAComplete
13 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (16.89%) Finance
2 18 (8.00%) Banking
3 12 (5.33%) Retail
4 8 (3.56%) Billing
5 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.78%) Legal
5 4 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.78%) Games
6 2 (0.89%) Publishing
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.44%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 90 (40.00%) Analyst
2 83 (36.89%) Test Analyst
3 57 (25.33%) Tester
4 39 (17.33%) Functional Analyst
4 39 (17.33%) Functional Test Analyst
5 36 (16.00%) Test Manager
6 18 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.56%) Functional Tester
8 13 (5.78%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.11%) Performance Tester
11 6 (2.67%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (2.67%) Consultant
11 6 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.67%) Senior Tester
12 5 (2.22%) Systems Test Engineer
12 5 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (2.22%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 5 (2.22%) Siebel Analyst
12 5 (2.22%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.11%) .NET
2 16 (7.11%) HTML
3 15 (6.67%) SOAP
4 14 (6.22%) JSP
5 13 (5.78%) XML
6 12 (5.33%) ASP.NET
7 10 (4.44%) Web Services
8 8 (3.56%) jQuery
9 5 (2.22%) Spring
10 4 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.89%) J2EE
11 2 (0.89%) Struts
12 1 (0.44%) Servlets
12 1 (0.44%) CSS
12 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.44%) Velocity
12 1 (0.44%) JSR 168
12 1 (0.44%) XSLT
12 1 (0.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.22%) User Experience
5 4 (1.78%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (1.78%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.78%) EPoS
5 4 (1.78%) W3C
5 4 (1.78%) STB
5 4 (1.78%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.78%) IPTV
5 4 (1.78%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.78%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.33%) Online Games
7 2 (0.89%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.89%) Open Source
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.00%) Linux
2 8 (3.56%) UNIX
2 8 (3.56%) Windows
3 5 (2.22%) Solaris
4 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.33%) Android
5 2 (0.89%) AIX
5 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (36.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 72 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 42 (18.67%) Software Testing
5 39 (17.33%) Test Automation
6 37 (16.44%) Integration Testing
7 35 (15.56%) Test Management
8 34 (15.11%) Regression Testing
9 29 (12.89%) Scrum
9 29 (12.89%) Automated Testing
10 27 (12.00%) System Testing
11 25 (11.11%) CRM
12 21 (9.33%) Test Strategy
13 19 (8.44%) Project Management
13 19 (8.44%) Manual Testing
14 18 (8.00%) Migration
14 18 (8.00%) Waterfall
15 17 (7.56%) Performance Testing
16 16 (7.11%) Data Migration
16 16 (7.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.22%) SQL
2 25 (11.11%) Java
3 20 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.11%) C#
5 12 (5.33%) VB
6 7 (3.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.22%) C++
7 5 (2.22%) Perl
7 5 (2.22%) C
8 4 (1.78%) Ruby
9 3 (1.33%) Python
9 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) Groovy
11 1 (0.44%) Scala
11 1 (0.44%) ABAP
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (23.56%) ISTQB
2 47 (20.89%) ISEB
3 39 (17.33%) Security Cleared
4 26 (11.56%) SC Cleared
5 16 (7.11%) Degree
6 14 (6.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (5.33%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.78%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.67%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) FATCA
2 1 (0.44%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (26.22%) HP
2 56 (24.89%) Oracle
3 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.11%) IBM
5 13 (5.78%) SAP
6 5 (2.22%) Siebel
7 3 (1.33%) Northgate
8 2 (0.89%) Orchard
8 2 (0.89%) VMware
8 2 (0.89%) Ariba
8 2 (0.89%) Veritas
8 2 (0.89%) Apple
8 2 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.89%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix
9 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.44%) AppSense
9 1 (0.44%) Telerik
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago