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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 271 259 240
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 436 485 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.92% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.14% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 280 308
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.31 £28.56 £19.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £44.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.96%
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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -21 183 £410 -5.74% 25
South East -9 95 £400 +23.07% 14
West Midlands -1 37 £340 +18.26% 3
South West -4 36 £290 -4.91% 8
North East -5 20 £323 +61.25% 3
Yorkshire +1 19 £338 +8.87% 15
North West -26 19 £316 -6.29% 4
East of England +17 11 £375 +19.04% 4
East Midlands +1 11 £390 +9.85% 6
Midlands -6 4 £500 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 377 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (25.44%) Java
3 215 (23.68%) SQL
4 194 (21.37%) Selenium
5 193 (21.26%) Test Scripting
6 181 (19.93%) Finance
7 177 (19.49%) JIRA
8 175 (19.27%) Regression Testing
9 174 (19.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 172 (18.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 172 (18.94%) QA
11 146 (16.08%) Scrum
11 146 (16.08%) Test Automation
12 135 (14.87%) Security Cleared
13 134 (14.76%) HP
14 131 (14.43%) Oracle
15 128 (14.10%) ISEB
16 120 (13.22%) Cucumber
17 118 (13.00%) Unix
18 115 (12.67%) ISTQB
18 115 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
19 111 (12.22%) BDD
20 106 (11.67%) Integration Testing
21 105 (11.56%) Software Testing
22 100 (11.01%) SC Cleared
23 98 (10.79%) Test Strategy
24 96 (10.57%) TDD
25 95 (10.46%) Web Services
26 92 (10.13%) JavaScript
27 90 (9.91%) SoapUI

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 (4.96%) Confluence
2 32 (3.52%) JBoss
3 27 (2.97%) Apache
4 24 (2.64%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.53%) Oracle UPK
6 20 (2.20%) IIS
6 20 (2.20%) WebLogic
7 17 (1.87%) SharePoint
8 14 (1.54%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.32%) CMS
10 9 (0.99%) Drupal
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.44%) Documentum
14 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.22%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.22%) FileNet
14 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 57 (6.28%) MS Office
3 35 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.19%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.65%) MS Project
6 4 (0.44%) Mingle
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.33%) CATIA
7 3 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.77%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.66%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.22%) Maximo
8 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.76%) GitHub
2 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.55%) Basecamp
4 5 (0.55%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.44%) Boomi
5 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.44%) SaaS
6 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.33%) Force.com
6 3 (0.33%) IaaS
6 3 (0.33%) PaaS
6 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.22%) Office 365
7 2 (0.22%) Trello
8 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.07%) HTTP
2 15 (1.65%) SAN
3 13 (1.43%) DVB
4 10 (1.10%) Internet
4 10 (1.10%) Kerberos
4 10 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.77%) FTP
6 6 (0.66%) DNS
7 4 (0.44%) Firewall
7 4 (0.44%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.44%) SSH
7 4 (0.44%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.33%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.33%) SSL
8 3 (0.33%) VoIP
8 3 (0.33%) VPN
8 3 (0.33%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) LAN
9 2 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.85%) MySQL
3 25 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.98%) Data Mining
7 12 (1.32%) DB2
8 10 (1.10%) Big Data
8 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.10%) VoltDB
9 9 (0.99%) MS Access
9 9 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.66%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.55%) Redis
11 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 194 (21.37%) Selenium
2 177 (19.49%) JIRA
3 120 (13.22%) Cucumber
4 90 (9.91%) SoapUI
5 83 (9.14%) Jenkins
6 76 (8.37%) WebDriver
7 75 (8.26%) JMeter
8 72 (7.93%) Git (software)
9 70 (7.71%) JUnit
10 68 (7.49%) HP UFT
11 64 (7.05%) LoadRunner
12 54 (5.95%) Maven
13 47 (5.18%) Subversion
14 35 (3.85%) Ant
15 31 (3.41%) Gradle
16 24 (2.64%) JBehave
17 23 (2.53%) SonarQube
18 22 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 18 (1.98%) Eclipse
19 18 (1.98%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (19.93%) Finance
2 76 (8.37%) Banking
3 39 (4.30%) Retail
4 28 (3.08%) Back Office
5 27 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.64%) Front Office
7 17 (1.87%) Games
8 16 (1.76%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.77%) Automotive
12 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.66%) Marketing
13 5 (0.55%) Electronics
13 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.44%) Advertising
14 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.33%) Legal
15 3 (0.33%) Publishing
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 298 (32.82%) Analyst
2 242 (26.65%) Test Analyst
3 171 (18.83%) Tester
4 122 (13.44%) Developer
5 70 (7.71%) Test Engineer
6 69 (7.60%) Automation Tester
7 68 (7.49%) Test Manager
8 52 (5.73%) Java Developer
9 45 (4.96%) Business Analyst
10 42 (4.63%) Architect
11 40 (4.41%) Test Leader
12 33 (3.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 33 (3.63%) Consultant
13 32 (3.52%) Developer in Test
14 30 (3.30%) Functional Analyst
15 29 (3.19%) Functional Test Analyst
16 28 (3.08%) Functional Tester
16 28 (3.08%) QA Tester
17 27 (2.97%) QA Engineer
18 25 (2.75%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.46%) Web Services
2 87 (9.58%) XML
3 71 (7.82%) HTML
4 60 (6.61%) SOAP
5 57 (6.28%) .NET
6 56 (6.17%) REST
7 46 (5.07%) RESTful
8 45 (4.96%) Spring
9 41 (4.52%) CSS
10 34 (3.74%) JSON
11 26 (2.86%) Hibernate
11 26 (2.86%) Java EE
12 24 (2.64%) Ajax
13 23 (2.53%) AngularJS
13 23 (2.53%) Gherkin
13 23 (2.53%) HTML5
14 20 (2.20%) CSS3
15 18 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
16 17 (1.87%) JMS
16 17 (1.87%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.75%) User Experience
4 24 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (2.09%) STB
8 15 (1.65%) Statistics
9 11 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.88%) Credit Risk
11 8 (0.88%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.77%) EPoS
12 7 (0.77%) iPad
12 7 (0.77%) IPTV
13 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.55%) ASTM
13 5 (0.55%) MPEG
13 5 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 118 (13.00%) Unix
2 86 (9.47%) Linux
3 59 (6.50%) Windows
4 14 (1.54%) Solaris
5 12 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.66%) AIX
7 4 (0.44%) Android
7 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) VME
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (21.26%) Test Scripting
3 175 (19.27%) Regression Testing
4 174 (19.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 172 (18.94%) Non-Functional Testing
6 146 (16.08%) Scrum
6 146 (16.08%) Test Automation
7 111 (12.22%) BDD
8 106 (11.67%) Integration Testing
9 105 (11.56%) Software Testing
10 98 (10.79%) Test Strategy
11 96 (10.57%) TDD
12 88 (9.69%) Automated Testing
13 84 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (8.81%) SDLC
14 80 (8.81%) System Testing
15 77 (8.48%) Waterfall
16 75 (8.26%) Unit Testing
17 72 (7.93%) Performance Testing
18 70 (7.71%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (25.44%) Java
2 215 (23.68%) SQL
3 92 (10.13%) JavaScript
4 72 (7.93%) Python
5 47 (5.18%) Ruby
6 43 (4.74%) Groovy
7 38 (4.19%) C#
8 32 (3.52%) Perl
9 25 (2.75%) C
10 22 (2.42%) VB
11 19 (2.09%) C++
12 18 (1.98%) VBA
12 18 (1.98%) VBScript
13 16 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.65%) PHP
15 13 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.21%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.77%) ES6
18 7 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 135 (14.87%) Security Cleared
2 128 (14.10%) ISEB
3 115 (12.67%) ISTQB
4 100 (11.01%) SC Cleared
5 64 (7.05%) Degree
6 45 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.10%) CCNA
10 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (18.94%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) SDET
3 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.66%) DO-160
5 4 (0.44%) MiFID
6 3 (0.33%) EMIR
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) COBIT
7 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.22%) GxP
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) SEPA
7 2 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GAAP
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.77%) Docker
2 7 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.22%) Firmware
4 2 (0.22%) NFS
4 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.11%) LXC
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Postfix
5 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 115 (12.67%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.10%) Puppet
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
4 6 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (0.55%) Ansible
5 5 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (0.55%) SCCM
6 4 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.22%) Packer
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.22%) vRealize
9 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.11%) Kibana
9 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 134 (14.76%) HP
2 131 (14.43%) Oracle
3 80 (8.81%) Microsoft
4 42 (4.63%) IBM
5 37 (4.07%) VMware
6 35 (3.85%) SAP
7 29 (3.19%) PeopleSoft
8 23 (2.53%) Atlassian
9 22 (2.42%) Pega
10 20 (2.20%) JD Edwards
11 15 (1.65%) Rally
12 11 (1.21%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.99%) Cognos
14 8 (0.88%) Google
14 8 (0.88%) SOASTA, Inc
15 7 (0.77%) Cisco
15 7 (0.77%) ForgeRock
15 7 (0.77%) Informatica
16 6 (0.66%) EMC
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Thames Valley
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago