The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 484 506 519
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 73 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 33
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £399 £284
% change year-on-year
-35.42% +40.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Functional Testing
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
South East -2 31 £210 -47.50% 3
London +21 17 £375 - 3
South West -22 11 £240 -20.66% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -34 2 - - 1
North West -8 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Functional Testing
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (40.16%) Oracle
2 50 (39.37%) ISTQB
3 40 (31.50%) Test Automation
3 40 (31.50%) SQL
4 37 (29.13%) C#
4 37 (29.13%) HP
5 35 (27.56%) .NET
5 35 (27.56%) Test Scripting
6 34 (26.77%) Security Cleared
6 34 (26.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (25.20%) ISEB
8 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
8 30 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (21.26%) Finance
10 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
10 25 (19.69%) CRM
10 25 (19.69%) HTML
10 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
10 25 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (19.69%) QA
11 24 (18.90%) VB
12 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
12 23 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (17.32%) JSP
14 20 (15.75%) Integration Testing
15 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
15 19 (14.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 18 (14.17%) Regression Testing
17 17 (13.39%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (9.45%) Web Services

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.15%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.79%) Liferay
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Office
2 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.79%) Summit
3 1 (0.79%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.57%) PaaS
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) HTTP
3 2 (1.57%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.57%) SAN
3 2 (1.57%) FTP
3 2 (1.57%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.79%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.36%) DB2
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) MySQL
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (8.66%) Selenium
3 10 (7.87%) JIRA
4 8 (6.30%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.72%) MSTest
5 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.15%) JUnit
6 4 (3.15%) Toad
6 4 (3.15%) TestDirector
6 4 (3.15%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (3.15%) MSI
6 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.15%) Calabash
7 3 (2.36%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.36%) JMeter
7 3 (2.36%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (21.26%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
2 10 (7.87%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Retail Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.15%) Military
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 2 (1.57%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (40.16%) Analyst
2 40 (31.50%) Test Analyst
3 26 (20.47%) Test Manager
4 22 (17.32%) Tester
5 9 (7.09%) QA Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Consultant
6 8 (6.30%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.51%) Test Consultant
8 6 (4.72%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) Functional Test Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.94%) Functional Tester
10 4 (3.15%) Integration Tester
10 4 (3.15%) Applications Packager
10 4 (3.15%) Systems Tester
11 3 (2.36%) Quality Analyst
11 3 (2.36%) Developer
12 2 (1.57%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.56%) .NET
2 25 (19.69%) HTML
3 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET
4 22 (17.32%) JSP
5 12 (9.45%) Web Services
6 11 (8.66%) XML
7 7 (5.51%) SOAP
8 4 (3.15%) REST
8 4 (3.15%) JSON
9 3 (2.36%) jQuery
9 3 (2.36%) OLE
10 2 (1.57%) SAML
10 2 (1.57%) Middleware
10 2 (1.57%) ODBC
10 2 (1.57%) CSS
10 2 (1.57%) JDBC
10 2 (1.57%) J2EE
10 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.15%) CMDB
1 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.36%) Data Integration
2 3 (2.36%) NHS
3 2 (1.57%) RIA
3 2 (1.57%) Online Games
3 2 (1.57%) Open Source
3 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (1.57%) Informatics
4 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.79%) IVR
4 1 (0.79%) STB
4 1 (0.79%) Streaming Media
4 1 (0.79%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Windows
2 7 (5.51%) Solaris
2 7 (5.51%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.15%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.50%) Test Automation
2 35 (27.56%) Test Scripting
3 30 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (19.69%) CRM
4 25 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.75%) Integration Testing
6 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
7 18 (14.17%) Regression Testing
8 12 (9.45%) Project Management
8 12 (9.45%) Test Management
9 11 (8.66%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.87%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.09%) BDD
12 8 (6.30%) Test Strategy
12 8 (6.30%) User Stories
13 7 (5.51%) System Testing
13 7 (5.51%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.51%) Scrum
14 6 (4.72%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.50%) SQL
2 37 (29.13%) C#
3 25 (19.69%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.90%) VB
5 11 (8.66%) Java
6 4 (3.15%) VBScript
7 2 (1.57%) C
7 2 (1.57%) C++
7 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) JCL
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) Groovy
8 1 (0.79%) Scala
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (39.37%) ISTQB
2 34 (26.77%) Security Cleared
3 32 (25.20%) ISEB
4 30 (23.62%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.79%) Degree
10 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.69%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Basel III
2 1 (0.79%) EMIR
2 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (3.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.57%) nmon
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (40.16%) Oracle
2 37 (29.13%) HP
3 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.72%) Citrix
5 4 (3.15%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.36%) Pega
6 3 (2.36%) Siebel
6 3 (2.36%) IBM
6 3 (2.36%) SAP
7 2 (1.57%) JBoss
7 2 (1.57%) Mercator
8 1 (0.79%) Brady
8 1 (0.79%) Netezza
8 1 (0.79%) GigaSpaces
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase
8 1 (0.79%) Murex
8 1 (0.79%) Calypso
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