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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 457 441 454
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 139 142 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 69 46
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£356 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.76% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
40278 37760 34988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.89% 76.47% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26689 23812 21696
Average daily rate £422 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1098 1032
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +35 61 £425 +13.33% 3
North West +2 25 £338 +8.87% 4
South East -53 22 £316 -2.69% 5
South West +1 11 £363 +22.88% 1
East of England -2 6 £288 +74.24%
West Midlands +4 5 £288 - 1
Yorkshire -35 4 £398 +41.96% 4
East Midlands -11 2 £300 +7.14%
North East -26 1 £200 -23.07% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 78 (30.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 73 (28.74%) Security Cleared
3 71 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (26.38%) Test Scripting
5 59 (23.23%) Test Management
5 59 (23.23%) Oracle
6 54 (21.26%) HP
7 52 (20.47%) Software Testing
8 49 (19.29%) SQL
8 49 (19.29%) HP Quality Center
9 45 (17.72%) SC Cleared
10 39 (15.35%) QA
11 37 (14.57%) ISEB
12 35 (13.78%) ISTQB
13 34 (13.39%) Scrum
14 33 (12.99%) Finance
14 33 (12.99%) Java
15 32 (12.60%) LoadRunner
15 32 (12.60%) Test Automation
15 32 (12.60%) Integration Testing
15 32 (12.60%) Selenium
16 31 (12.20%) Regression Testing
17 29 (11.42%) HP UFT
18 28 (11.02%) JIRA
18 28 (11.02%) System Testing
19 27 (10.63%) Automated Testing
20 25 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (9.45%) System Integration Testing
21 24 (9.45%) DV Cleared
22 23 (9.06%) Test Strategy

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (2.76%) CMS
2 6 (2.36%) Apache
3 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.18%) Lync
4 2 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.79%) Documentum
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (7.48%) MS Office
2 9 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) HipChat
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.94%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.97%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HR-PA
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.97%) LAN
1 5 (1.97%) WAN
1 5 (1.97%) DAB
2 4 (1.57%) Internet
2 4 (1.57%) DHCP
2 4 (1.57%) ADSL
2 4 (1.57%) WLAN
2 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.57%) VPN
2 4 (1.57%) DNS
3 3 (1.18%) SAN
4 2 (0.79%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.79%) FCoE
4 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.39%) HTTP
5 1 (0.39%) X.400
5 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) MySQL
2 8 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.79%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) DB2
6 2 (0.79%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.39%) Essbase
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (12.60%) LoadRunner
1 32 (12.60%) Selenium
2 29 (11.42%) HP UFT
3 28 (11.02%) JIRA
4 19 (7.48%) SoapUI
5 17 (6.69%) JUnit
6 14 (5.51%) JMeter
6 14 (5.51%) Rational Functional Tester
7 13 (5.12%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.76%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.36%) Rational Robot
10 6 (2.36%) Subversion
10 6 (2.36%) Maven
11 5 (1.97%) RequisitePro
11 5 (1.97%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.57%) Bugzilla
13 3 (1.18%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.18%) Rational Performance Tester
14 2 (0.79%) Capybara
General
1 33 (12.99%) Finance
2 20 (7.87%) Retail
3 15 (5.91%) Billing
4 12 (4.72%) Banking
5 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.36%) Games
8 4 (1.57%) Law
8 4 (1.57%) Legal
9 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 3 (1.18%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.79%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (40.16%) Analyst
2 91 (35.83%) Test Analyst
3 58 (22.83%) Tester
4 48 (18.90%) Test Manager
5 37 (14.57%) Functional Tester
6 36 (14.17%) Functional Analyst
6 36 (14.17%) Functional Test Analyst
7 14 (5.51%) Test Leader
8 11 (4.33%) Developer
9 9 (3.54%) Consultant
10 7 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.76%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.76%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (2.36%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (1.97%) Siebel Analyst
12 5 (1.97%) Applications Tester
12 5 (1.97%) Programme Manager
12 5 (1.97%) Manual Tester
12 5 (1.97%) Software Tester
12 5 (1.97%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.27%) XML
2 17 (6.69%) .NET
3 15 (5.91%) SOAP
4 13 (5.12%) Web Services
5 11 (4.33%) HTML
6 10 (3.94%) J2EE
7 6 (2.36%) JSON
7 6 (2.36%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.97%) Middleware
8 5 (1.97%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.97%) CSS
9 4 (1.57%) JSP
9 4 (1.57%) Spring
9 4 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.18%) XSL
10 3 (1.18%) jQuery
10 3 (1.18%) REST
10 3 (1.18%) JAX-RS
11 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (0.79%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.57%) STB
4 4 (1.57%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.18%) User Experience
6 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.79%) RIA
6 2 (0.79%) Online Games
6 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.39%) W3C
7 1 (0.39%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Derivative
7 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.48%) UNIX
2 13 (5.12%) Windows
3 9 (3.54%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.97%) Android
5 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.57%) Windows Phone
5 4 (1.57%) Linux
5 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.79%) AIX
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 71 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (26.38%) Test Scripting
4 59 (23.23%) Test Management
5 52 (20.47%) Software Testing
6 34 (13.39%) Scrum
7 32 (12.60%) Integration Testing
7 32 (12.60%) Test Automation
8 31 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 28 (11.02%) System Testing
10 27 (10.63%) Automated Testing
11 24 (9.45%) System Integration Testing
12 23 (9.06%) Test Strategy
13 18 (7.09%) Performance Testing
13 18 (7.09%) Migration
14 17 (6.69%) CRM
15 15 (5.91%) Data Migration
16 13 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (4.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.29%) SQL
2 33 (12.99%) Java
3 13 (5.12%) C#
4 11 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.94%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.94%) Python
6 8 (3.15%) C
6 8 (3.15%) Perl
7 7 (2.76%) PHP
7 7 (2.76%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.36%) C++
8 6 (2.36%) Ruby
8 6 (2.36%) VBA
9 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.57%) VB
11 3 (1.18%) XPath
11 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.79%) VBScript
13 1 (0.39%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 73 (28.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (17.72%) SC Cleared
3 37 (14.57%) ISEB
4 35 (13.78%) ISTQB
5 24 (9.45%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (6.69%) Degree
8 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.18%) MCP
9 3 (1.18%) MCSA
9 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.39%) MCITP
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) CCNA
11 1 (0.39%) MCSE
11 1 (0.39%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (19.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.54%) SCCM
3 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 59 (23.23%) Oracle
2 54 (21.26%) HP
3 20 (7.87%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.69%) IBM
5 9 (3.54%) SAP
5 9 (3.54%) Splunk
6 8 (3.15%) Siebel
7 7 (2.76%) VMware
8 5 (1.97%) Ariba
9 4 (1.57%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.57%) Apple
9 4 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.57%) Dell
9 4 (1.57%) Citrix
9 4 (1.57%) Telerik
9 4 (1.57%) McAfee
10 3 (1.18%) Polycom
10 3 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.18%) Cisco
11 2 (0.79%) Teradata
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