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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / England
Rank 262 255 273
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 369 432 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.11% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 257 242
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-9.42% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.04% +62.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £38.65 £19.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £49.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £58.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +123.80%

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
34591 38854 37356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.76% 82.81% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23092 25730 24027
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 1061 1006
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £56.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 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
London +14 177 £425 - 20
South East -10 61 £325 -3.70% 15
West Midlands +20 36 £450 +92.51% 10
East Midlands +23 21 £300 -14.28% 4
South West -10 21 £231 -34.07% 7
Yorkshire -14 16 £331 -9.55% 9
East of England -11 15 £400 +11.11% 4
North East -23 10 £275 -32.09% 2
North West -2 8 £325 -3.70% 4
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 354 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.03%) Test Scripting
3 170 (22.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 153 (20.26%) Java
4 153 (20.26%) Selenium
5 137 (18.15%) Regression Testing
6 136 (18.01%) SQL
7 135 (17.88%) Finance
8 134 (17.75%) JIRA
8 134 (17.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 131 (17.35%) QA
10 122 (16.16%) Test Automation
11 108 (14.30%) TDD
12 105 (13.91%) BDD
13 101 (13.38%) Scrum
14 94 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
15 93 (12.32%) Microsoft
15 93 (12.32%) Software Testing
16 88 (11.66%) ISTQB
17 84 (11.13%) Automated Testing
18 82 (10.86%) JavaScript
19 80 (10.60%) Jenkins
20 75 (9.93%) Manual Testing
20 75 (9.93%) Cucumber
20 75 (9.93%) ISEB
21 73 (9.67%) Git (software)
22 71 (9.40%) MS Excel
23 69 (9.14%) HP
24 68 (9.01%) C#
24 68 (9.01%) Banking

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 45 (5.96%) Confluence
2 30 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.99%) Apache
5 14 (1.85%) CICS
6 10 (1.32%) CMS
7 9 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.93%) JBoss
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.66%) Drupal
11 4 (0.53%) Alfresco
11 4 (0.53%) Liferay
11 4 (0.53%) Moodle
12 3 (0.40%) Documentum
12 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.40%) IIS
12 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 71 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.38%) MS Office
3 14 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.72%) MS Project
5 10 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 36 (4.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.93%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.66%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.53%) SAP Retail
4 4 (0.53%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.40%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.40%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.26%) Lorenzo
6 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) Findur
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.25%) GitHub
3 15 (1.99%) Office 365
4 11 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.32%) Boomi
6 6 (0.79%) IaaS
6 6 (0.79%) PaaS
6 6 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.40%) G Suite
7 3 (0.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.52%) HTTP
2 10 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.79%) DHCP
3 6 (0.79%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (0.79%) DNS
3 6 (0.79%) GGSN
3 6 (0.79%) GPRS
3 6 (0.79%) GSM
3 6 (0.79%) Internet
3 6 (0.79%) LTE
3 6 (0.79%) SMTP
3 6 (0.79%) SNMP
3 6 (0.79%) UMTS
3 6 (0.79%) VoIP
4 4 (0.53%) DVB
5 3 (0.40%) Intranet
6 2 (0.26%) FTP
6 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.25%) DB2
5 16 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.72%) Power BI
8 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (1.19%) MySQL
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.06%) Big Data
13 7 (0.93%) MS Access
14 6 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 153 (20.26%) Selenium
2 134 (17.75%) JIRA
3 80 (10.60%) Jenkins
4 75 (9.93%) Cucumber
5 73 (9.67%) Git (software)
6 52 (6.89%) WebDriver
7 44 (5.83%) HP UFT
7 44 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (4.90%) JUnit
9 33 (4.37%) JMeter
10 32 (4.24%) Maven
11 30 (3.97%) SoapUI
12 29 (3.84%) Visual Studio
13 27 (3.58%) LoadRunner
13 27 (3.58%) Subversion
14 21 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (2.65%) JBehave
16 19 (2.52%) Eclipse
16 19 (2.52%) TeamCity
17 18 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 135 (17.88%) Finance
2 68 (9.01%) Banking
3 45 (5.96%) Retail
4 33 (4.37%) Back Office
4 33 (4.37%) Front Office
5 26 (3.44%) Marketing
6 21 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.65%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.72%) Advertising
9 10 (1.32%) Legal
9 10 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.19%) Games
11 3 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 227 (30.07%) Analyst
2 181 (23.97%) Test Analyst
3 150 (19.87%) Tester
4 102 (13.51%) Developer
5 50 (6.62%) Automation Tester
6 43 (5.70%) Consultant
7 42 (5.56%) Test Manager
8 40 (5.30%) Test Leader
9 38 (5.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 35 (4.64%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.11%) Java Developer
11 31 (4.11%) Test Engineer
12 27 (3.58%) QA Engineer
13 25 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) Functional Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) Functional Test Analyst
14 21 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
15 20 (2.65%) Software Tester
16 19 (2.52%) QA Tester
17 16 (2.12%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.61%) .NET
2 58 (7.68%) Web Services
3 56 (7.42%) HTML
4 44 (5.83%) CSS
5 40 (5.30%) XML
6 38 (5.03%) RESTful
6 38 (5.03%) Spring
7 33 (4.37%) REST
8 30 (3.97%) Gherkin
9 29 (3.84%) AngularJS
10 25 (3.31%) JSON
10 25 (3.31%) Node.js
11 23 (3.05%) HTML5
12 22 (2.91%) ASP.NET
12 22 (2.91%) CSS3
13 15 (1.99%) SOAP
14 14 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (1.85%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.59%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.18%) Mainframe
4 21 (2.78%) User Experience
5 17 (2.25%) iPad
6 16 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.19%) STB
10 8 (1.06%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.93%) Device Driver
11 7 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.79%) Derivative
12 6 (0.79%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.66%) NHS
13 5 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.95%) Unix
2 59 (7.81%) Linux
3 54 (7.15%) Windows
4 16 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.32%) zOS
6 9 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.06%) Android
8 7 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.79%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.66%) Solaris
11 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.40%) HPUX
12 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.03%) Test Scripting
3 170 (22.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 137 (18.15%) Regression Testing
5 134 (17.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 122 (16.16%) Test Automation
7 108 (14.30%) TDD
8 105 (13.91%) BDD
9 101 (13.38%) Scrum
10 94 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (12.32%) Software Testing
12 84 (11.13%) Automated Testing
13 75 (9.93%) Manual Testing
14 68 (9.01%) Test Strategy
15 67 (8.87%) Automation Testing
15 67 (8.87%) Exploratory Testing
15 67 (8.87%) Integration Testing
16 65 (8.61%) Migration
17 58 (7.68%) Configuration Management
17 58 (7.68%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (20.26%) Java
2 136 (18.01%) SQL
3 82 (10.86%) JavaScript
4 68 (9.01%) C#
5 53 (7.02%) Python
6 35 (4.64%) Ruby
7 29 (3.84%) C++
8 25 (3.31%) Perl
9 23 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 19 (2.52%) Scala
11 18 (2.38%) C
12 15 (1.99%) Groovy
12 15 (1.99%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.85%) PHP
14 12 (1.59%) VBA
15 8 (1.06%) ES6
15 8 (1.06%) VB
16 7 (0.93%) Clojure
16 7 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (11.66%) ISTQB
2 75 (9.93%) ISEB
3 61 (8.08%) Security Cleared
4 55 (7.28%) Degree
5 34 (4.50%) SC Cleared
6 31 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.26%) HND
13 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (17.35%) QA
2 21 (2.78%) SDET
3 6 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.53%) SLA
6 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.26%) GDPR
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
7 2 (0.26%) WCAG
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (1.32%) Docker
2 9 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.66%) XenApp
3 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 66 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.85%) CA Service Virtualization
2 14 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.59%) Puppet
4 10 (1.32%) CA Endevor
5 8 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.93%) Ansible
7 6 (0.79%) HockeyApp
8 5 (0.66%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.66%) Nagios
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.53%) SCCM
10 2 (0.26%) Ambari
10 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.13%) Packer
11 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.14%) HP
3 55 (7.28%) Oracle
4 35 (4.64%) SAP
5 33 (4.37%) IBM
6 23 (3.05%) VMware
7 21 (2.78%) Atlassian
8 18 (2.38%) Guidewire
8 18 (2.38%) Huawei
9 16 (2.12%) Splunk
10 14 (1.85%) CA
10 14 (1.85%) Syncsort
11 10 (1.32%) Dell
12 8 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (1.06%) Google
12 8 (1.06%) Workday
13 7 (0.93%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.66%) Teradata
15 4 (0.53%) GigaSpaces
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £230 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
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