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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 262 254 228
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 414 384 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.82% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.05% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 252 259
Average daily rate £388 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £247 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £58.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -40.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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 -39 152 £475 +18.75% 57
South East -9 89 £350 - 17
Yorkshire +16 40 £395 +31.66% 10
North West +9 35 £338 +28.57% 11
South West +3 27 £350 -19.54% 10
East of England +15 24 £350 - 10
West Midlands -4 21 £234 -42.63% 11
North East -11 18 £405 +60.39%
East Midlands -8 6 £300 - 5
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 374 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (26.51%) Selenium
3 232 (25.95%) Non-Functional Testing
4 197 (22.04%) Test Automation
5 187 (20.92%) Java
6 178 (19.91%) QA
6 178 (19.91%) Test Scripting
7 172 (19.24%) Cucumber
8 170 (19.02%) SQL
9 164 (18.34%) JIRA
10 163 (18.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 145 (16.22%) Software Testing
12 143 (16.00%) HP
13 141 (15.77%) ISTQB
14 138 (15.44%) Security Cleared
15 124 (13.87%) BDD
15 124 (13.87%) HP UFT
16 120 (13.42%) ISEB
17 119 (13.31%) Finance
18 114 (12.75%) Oracle
19 113 (12.64%) Scrum
20 111 (12.42%) Automated Testing
21 108 (12.08%) Test Strategy
22 103 (11.52%) Integration Testing
23 101 (11.30%) Linux
24 98 (10.96%) JavaScript
25 94 (10.51%) SC Cleared
26 93 (10.40%) Test Management
26 93 (10.40%) Jenkins
27 92 (10.29%) C#

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 42 (4.70%) Confluence
2 21 (2.35%) JBoss
3 17 (1.90%) Node.js
4 16 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.45%) Apache
7 11 (1.23%) Jetty
8 8 (0.89%) CMS
9 7 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.34%) Drupal
12 3 (0.34%) GemFire
12 3 (0.34%) IIS
12 3 (0.34%) Mule
12 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.22%) FileNet
14 1 (0.11%) CICS
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.47%) MS Office
3 18 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.12%) SDL Web 8
2 8 (0.89%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.56%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.56%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.22%) HFM
8 2 (0.22%) Minerva
8 2 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.78%) SaaS
4 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) Force.com
6 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.14%) SNMP
2 26 (2.91%) HTTP
3 20 (2.24%) Internet
4 18 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.12%) DNS
6 8 (0.89%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.78%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (0.78%) SMTP
7 7 (0.78%) VoIP
8 4 (0.45%) FTP
8 4 (0.45%) RTP
8 4 (0.45%) WAN
9 3 (0.34%) Extranet
9 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.34%) Intranet
9 3 (0.34%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.34%) MPLS
9 3 (0.34%) Network Security
9 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.12%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.12%) MySQL
7 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.01%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.89%) Big Data
10 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.67%) DB2
12 4 (0.45%) DataStage
12 4 (0.45%) Informix
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.34%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 237 (26.51%) Selenium
2 172 (19.24%) Cucumber
3 164 (18.34%) JIRA
4 124 (13.87%) HP UFT
5 93 (10.40%) Jenkins
6 64 (7.16%) WebDriver
7 62 (6.94%) Git (software)
8 59 (6.60%) JMeter
9 56 (6.26%) LoadRunner
10 53 (5.93%) JUnit
11 50 (5.59%) SoapUI
12 46 (5.15%) Subversion
13 42 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 37 (4.14%) SpecFlow
15 35 (3.91%) Gradle
16 27 (3.02%) Maven
17 21 (2.35%) Capybara
18 20 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 19 (2.13%) Mockito
20 15 (1.68%) FindBugs
General
1 119 (13.31%) Finance
2 67 (7.49%) Banking
3 33 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.36%) Front Office
5 28 (3.13%) Back Office
6 22 (2.46%) Retail
7 21 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 20 (2.24%) Billing
9 16 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.12%) Games
11 9 (1.01%) Legal
12 8 (0.89%) Publishing
13 5 (0.56%) Automotive
13 5 (0.56%) Electronics
13 5 (0.56%) Marketing
13 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.45%) Military
15 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 319 (35.68%) Analyst
2 265 (29.64%) Test Analyst
3 162 (18.12%) Tester
4 115 (12.86%) Developer
5 78 (8.72%) Test Manager
6 60 (6.71%) Test Leader
7 52 (5.82%) Consultant
8 46 (5.15%) Java Developer
9 40 (4.47%) Automation Analyst
9 40 (4.47%) Automation Test Analyst
10 38 (4.25%) Business Analyst
11 36 (4.03%) Functional Tester
12 33 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
13 32 (3.58%) Senior Test Analyst
14 29 (3.24%) Test Consultant
14 29 (3.24%) Test Engineer
15 26 (2.91%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 25 (2.80%) Developer in Test
16 25 (2.80%) Functional Analyst
16 25 (2.80%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.84%) .NET
2 66 (7.38%) Web Services
3 61 (6.82%) XML
4 50 (5.59%) HTML
5 47 (5.26%) Spring
6 45 (5.03%) REST
7 40 (4.47%) SOAP
8 37 (4.14%) Gherkin
9 32 (3.58%) JSON
10 31 (3.47%) CSS
11 26 (2.91%) Hibernate
12 24 (2.68%) RESTful
13 23 (2.57%) ASP.NET
13 23 (2.57%) jQuery
14 22 (2.46%) HTML5
15 20 (2.24%) ActiveMQ
16 19 (2.13%) Apache Camel
16 19 (2.13%) CSS3
17 17 (1.90%) AngularJS
18 15 (1.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.36%) PKI
3 29 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.91%) Statistics
4 26 (2.91%) STB
5 23 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.13%) User Experience
8 12 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.12%) Graphic Design
10 10 (1.12%) IPTV
11 9 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.78%) DTV
13 7 (0.78%) NHS
14 6 (0.67%) CESG
15 5 (0.56%) Device Driver
15 5 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.30%) Linux
2 79 (8.84%) Windows
3 74 (8.28%) Unix
4 29 (3.24%) Mac OS X
5 7 (0.78%) Android
6 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.45%) Solaris
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (25.95%) Non-Functional Testing
3 197 (22.04%) Test Automation
4 178 (19.91%) Test Scripting
5 163 (18.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 145 (16.22%) Software Testing
7 124 (13.87%) BDD
8 113 (12.64%) Scrum
9 111 (12.42%) Automated Testing
10 108 (12.08%) Test Strategy
11 103 (11.52%) Integration Testing
12 93 (10.40%) Test Management
13 87 (9.73%) Waterfall
14 86 (9.62%) Manual Testing
15 83 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (9.28%) Regression Testing
16 76 (8.50%) Project Management
17 75 (8.39%) Performance Testing
17 75 (8.39%) SDLC
18 73 (8.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 187 (20.92%) Java
2 170 (19.02%) SQL
3 98 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 92 (10.29%) C#
5 76 (8.50%) Ruby
6 48 (5.37%) Python
7 34 (3.80%) C++
8 33 (3.69%) PL/SQL
9 26 (2.91%) C
9 26 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 24 (2.68%) VB
11 22 (2.46%) Groovy
12 19 (2.13%) Perl
13 17 (1.90%) PHP
14 11 (1.23%) VBScript
15 10 (1.12%) Dart
15 10 (1.12%) ECMAScript
15 10 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.89%) ABAP
16 8 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (15.77%) ISTQB
2 138 (15.44%) Security Cleared
3 120 (13.42%) ISEB
4 94 (10.51%) SC Cleared
5 76 (8.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 42 (4.70%) Degree
7 25 (2.80%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.56%) HND
12 4 (0.45%) MCSE
13 3 (0.34%) CCSA
13 3 (0.34%) CCSE
13 3 (0.34%) MCSA
13 3 (0.34%) VCP5
13 3 (0.34%) VCP6
13 3 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (19.91%) QA
2 15 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.67%) SLA
5 4 (0.45%) GPG13
5 4 (0.45%) WAI
5 4 (0.45%) WCAG
6 3 (0.34%) MiFID
7 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) DO-160
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (1.34%) Docker
2 8 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) LXC
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 69 (7.72%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.01%) Graphite
3 8 (0.89%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 4 (0.45%) SCCM
6 3 (0.34%) nmon
6 3 (0.34%) yum
7 2 (0.22%) Puppet
8 1 (0.11%) Ansible
8 1 (0.11%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 143 (16.00%) HP
2 114 (12.75%) Oracle
3 88 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.47%) SAP
5 38 (4.25%) IBM
6 13 (1.45%) Remedy
7 12 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.34%) Cisco
7 12 (1.34%) Huawei
8 11 (1.23%) Telerik
9 10 (1.12%) Cognos
10 9 (1.01%) Baan
10 9 (1.01%) SOASTA, Inc
10 9 (1.01%) Sybase
10 9 (1.01%) Teradata
11 8 (0.89%) Informatica
11 8 (0.89%) VMware
12 7 (0.78%) Blue Coat
12 7 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 250 GBP pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competetive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norfolk
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £390 - £420 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Conor Gilmore
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago