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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 464 439 416
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 115 108 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 93
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£350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £75.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £37.50
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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
39164 35294 35779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.80% 74.66% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25708 22385 21307
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1049 1319
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 -3 55 £408 +14.78% 10
South East +2 29 £320 +2.40% 3
Yorkshire -8 11 £275 -4.34% 9
North West -19 8 £393 +34.18% 3
East Midlands - 4 £275 -
South West -37 3 £434 +189.16% 2
North East -44 2 £375 +66.66%
East of England -22 1 £363 +39.42%
Functional Testing
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 97 (37.89%) Test Scripting
2 91 (35.55%) Oracle
3 88 (34.38%) HP
4 84 (32.81%) ISTQB
5 83 (32.42%) SQL
6 76 (29.69%) Test Automation
7 71 (27.73%) .NET
8 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 62 (24.22%) JavaScript
11 59 (23.05%) C#
11 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
12 56 (21.88%) Microsoft
12 56 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (21.48%) CRM
14 53 (20.70%) HTML
15 50 (19.53%) VB
15 50 (19.53%) HP Quality Center
16 49 (19.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 49 (19.14%) JSP
17 47 (18.36%) ASP.NET
17 47 (18.36%) SC Cleared
18 46 (17.97%) Project Management
19 45 (17.58%) Oracle Reports
20 44 (17.19%) Knowledge Management
20 44 (17.19%) Finance
21 42 (16.41%) QA
22 41 (16.02%) ISEB
23 31 (12.11%) Regression Testing
23 31 (12.11%) Java

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (1.56%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.17%) Apache
2 3 (1.17%) Alfresco
2 3 (1.17%) Liferay
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.78%) JBoss
3 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) RMDS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.91%) Wireshark
2 7 (2.73%) FTP
2 7 (2.73%) HTTP
3 6 (2.34%) NAS
3 6 (2.34%) Broadband
3 6 (2.34%) DHCP
3 6 (2.34%) Telnet
3 6 (2.34%) Wireless
3 6 (2.34%) Firewall
4 3 (1.17%) DAB
5 2 (0.78%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.58%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.39%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.39%) EDMS
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) DB2
4 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.39%) KDB
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (11.72%) JIRA
3 27 (10.55%) JUnit
4 22 (8.59%) SoapUI
5 19 (7.42%) Selenium
6 15 (5.86%) LoadRunner
7 10 (3.91%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (3.91%) ClearCase
8 9 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.13%) DbUnit
9 8 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.13%) Zephyr
10 7 (2.73%) JMeter
11 6 (2.34%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.34%) Subversion
12 5 (1.95%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.95%) Trac
12 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.95%) Calabash
General
1 44 (17.19%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Banking
3 22 (8.59%) Retail
4 7 (2.73%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.17%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) International Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 96 (37.50%) Analyst
2 86 (33.59%) Test Analyst
3 56 (21.88%) Tester
4 35 (13.67%) Test Manager
5 28 (10.94%) Test Leader
6 25 (9.77%) Functional Analyst
6 25 (9.77%) Functional Test Analyst
7 23 (8.98%) Functional Tester
8 17 (6.64%) Test Engineer
9 10 (3.91%) Test Specialist
9 10 (3.91%) QA Tester
9 10 (3.91%) QA Analyst
10 9 (3.52%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (3.13%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.13%) Consultant
11 8 (3.13%) Manual Tester
11 8 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (2.73%) Automation Specialist
13 6 (2.34%) Developer
13 6 (2.34%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (27.73%) .NET
2 53 (20.70%) HTML
3 49 (19.14%) JSP
4 47 (18.36%) ASP.NET
5 14 (5.47%) XML
6 12 (4.69%) Web Services
7 11 (4.30%) SOAP
8 10 (3.91%) jQuery
9 6 (2.34%) OLE
9 6 (2.34%) Spring
10 3 (1.17%) Velocity
10 3 (1.17%) JSR 168
10 3 (1.17%) XHTML
10 3 (1.17%) XSLT
10 3 (1.17%) Struts
10 3 (1.17%) Servlets
11 2 (0.78%) REST
11 2 (0.78%) J2EE
11 2 (0.78%) Middleware
12 1 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.34%) User Experience
3 6 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.95%) STB
5 4 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (1.56%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.56%) IPTV
6 3 (1.17%) NHS
6 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.17%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.17%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.17%) Open Source
7 2 (0.78%) W3C
7 2 (0.78%) Online Games
8 1 (0.39%) RIA
8 1 (0.39%) Informatics
8 1 (0.39%) IVR
8 1 (0.39%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.03%) Linux
2 16 (6.25%) Windows
3 8 (3.13%) UNIX
3 8 (3.13%) Solaris
4 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.39%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (37.89%) Test Scripting
2 76 (29.69%) Test Automation
3 65 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (21.48%) CRM
6 46 (17.97%) Project Management
7 44 (17.19%) Knowledge Management
8 31 (12.11%) Regression Testing
9 26 (10.16%) Scrum
10 23 (8.98%) Test Management
11 22 (8.59%) User Stories
11 22 (8.59%) Software Testing
12 21 (8.20%) Test Strategy
13 19 (7.42%) Manual Testing
13 19 (7.42%) System Testing
13 19 (7.42%) Automated Testing
14 17 (6.64%) ETL
14 17 (6.64%) Integration Testing
15 15 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.42%) SQL
2 62 (24.22%) JavaScript
3 59 (23.05%) C#
4 50 (19.53%) VB
5 31 (12.11%) Java
6 8 (3.13%) Perl
6 8 (3.13%) Ruby
7 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.34%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.95%) PHP
9 5 (1.95%) C
9 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.56%) C++
11 3 (1.17%) Python
11 3 (1.17%) Groovy
11 3 (1.17%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) ABAP
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (32.81%) ISTQB
2 59 (23.05%) Security Cleared
3 49 (19.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 47 (18.36%) SC Cleared
5 41 (16.02%) ISEB
6 29 (11.33%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.34%) Degree
9 2 (0.78%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (16.41%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (19.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) nmon
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 91 (35.55%) Oracle
2 88 (34.38%) HP
3 56 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.91%) SAP
5 8 (3.13%) Siebel
6 7 (2.73%) IBM
7 3 (1.17%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.17%) BMC
7 3 (1.17%) Remedy
7 3 (1.17%) Pega
8 2 (0.78%) Mercator
8 2 (0.78%) Northgate
9 1 (0.39%) Orchard
9 1 (0.39%) CA
9 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 24 days ago