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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 456 455 428
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 117 98 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.27% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 98
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£325 £399 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.49% +22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £262 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +6 44 £350 -6.66% 3
South East +24 33 £305 -23.75% 8
Yorkshire +11 16 £275 -9.09% 4
South West - 9 £200 -
East of England -20 6 £319 +1.19%
North West -4 5 £363 +28.31% 2
West Midlands -16 3 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 110 (40.59%) Test Scripting
2 97 (35.79%) Oracle
3 95 (35.06%) SQL
4 91 (33.58%) ISTQB
5 81 (29.89%) HP
6 80 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (29.15%) .NET
8 77 (28.41%) Test Automation
9 71 (26.20%) C#
10 68 (25.09%) Security Cleared
11 63 (23.25%) QuickTest Pro
12 62 (22.88%) JavaScript
13 56 (20.66%) CRM
13 56 (20.66%) Microsoft
14 55 (20.30%) SC Cleared
15 53 (19.56%) HTML
15 53 (19.56%) VB
16 52 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
17 51 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (18.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 49 (18.08%) ASP.NET
18 49 (18.08%) JSP
19 48 (17.71%) Finance
20 47 (17.34%) QA
20 47 (17.34%) Oracle Reports
21 41 (15.13%) ISEB
22 40 (14.76%) Knowledge Management
23 36 (13.28%) Project Management
24 34 (12.55%) Java
25 31 (11.44%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.48%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.11%) Alfresco
2 3 (1.11%) Liferay
2 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.11%) Apache
2 3 (1.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) Mingle
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.37%) RMDS
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.37%) Summit
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) GitHub
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.74%) PaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.06%) HTTP
2 9 (3.32%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.32%) FTP
3 7 (2.58%) NAS
3 7 (2.58%) Broadband
3 7 (2.58%) DHCP
3 7 (2.58%) Telnet
3 7 (2.58%) Wireless
3 7 (2.58%) Firewall
4 6 (2.21%) Internet
5 2 (0.74%) DAB
5 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.37%) PBX
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.34%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.74%) DB2
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) KDB
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 63 (23.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (11.07%) JIRA
2 30 (11.07%) Selenium
3 24 (8.86%) JUnit
4 18 (6.64%) SoapUI
5 13 (4.80%) LoadRunner
6 11 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.69%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.32%) Calabash
8 9 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (3.32%) ClearCase
9 8 (2.95%) MSTest
9 8 (2.95%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (2.95%) Zephyr
10 7 (2.58%) DbUnit
10 7 (2.58%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.58%) JMeter
11 6 (2.21%) TestDirector
11 6 (2.21%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.21%) Trac
General
1 48 (17.71%) Finance
2 22 (8.12%) Banking
2 22 (8.12%) Retail
3 8 (2.95%) Retail Banking
4 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Games
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) Automotive
6 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) International Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 109 (40.22%) Analyst
2 100 (36.90%) Test Analyst
3 65 (23.99%) Tester
4 31 (11.44%) Functional Analyst
4 31 (11.44%) Functional Test Analyst
5 30 (11.07%) Functional Tester
6 27 (9.96%) Test Leader
7 26 (9.59%) Test Manager
8 20 (7.38%) Test Engineer
9 14 (5.17%) Manual Tester
10 13 (4.80%) Consultant
11 12 (4.43%) Automation Tester
12 10 (3.69%) Test Consultant
13 9 (3.32%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (3.32%) Test Specialist
13 9 (3.32%) QA Tester
13 9 (3.32%) QA Analyst
14 8 (2.95%) Automation Test Analyst
15 6 (2.21%) Test Automation Specialist
15 6 (2.21%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (29.15%) .NET
2 53 (19.56%) HTML
3 49 (18.08%) ASP.NET
3 49 (18.08%) JSP
4 18 (6.64%) Web Services
5 15 (5.54%) XML
6 10 (3.69%) OLE
7 9 (3.32%) jQuery
8 7 (2.58%) SOAP
9 5 (1.85%) REST
9 5 (1.85%) Spring
10 3 (1.11%) Velocity
10 3 (1.11%) JSR 168
10 3 (1.11%) JSON
10 3 (1.11%) XHTML
10 3 (1.11%) Struts
10 3 (1.11%) Servlets
10 3 (1.11%) XSLT
10 3 (1.11%) J2EE
10 3 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.27%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.58%) Firmware
5 6 (2.21%) NHS
6 5 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.48%) STB
7 4 (1.48%) User Experience
8 3 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.11%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.11%) Open Source
8 3 (1.11%) Streaming Media
8 3 (1.11%) IPTV
9 2 (0.74%) IVR
9 2 (0.74%) Derivative
9 2 (0.74%) CMDB
9 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.74%) Online Games
10 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.86%) Linux
2 19 (7.01%) Windows
3 13 (4.80%) Solaris
3 13 (4.80%) UNIX
4 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.37%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (40.59%) Test Scripting
2 80 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (28.41%) Test Automation
4 56 (20.66%) CRM
5 51 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 40 (14.76%) Knowledge Management
7 36 (13.28%) Project Management
8 31 (11.44%) Regression Testing
9 29 (10.70%) Scrum
10 27 (9.96%) BDD
11 26 (9.59%) Software Testing
12 23 (8.49%) User Stories
13 21 (7.75%) Automated Testing
13 21 (7.75%) Manual Testing
14 20 (7.38%) E-Commerce
15 19 (7.01%) TDD
16 18 (6.64%) ETL
17 17 (6.27%) Test Strategy
17 17 (6.27%) Integration Testing
17 17 (6.27%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (35.06%) SQL
2 71 (26.20%) C#
3 62 (22.88%) JavaScript
4 53 (19.56%) VB
5 34 (12.55%) Java
6 8 (2.95%) Perl
6 8 (2.95%) Ruby
6 8 (2.95%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.58%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.21%) PHP
8 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.11%) Groovy
9 3 (1.11%) Scala
9 3 (1.11%) Python
9 3 (1.11%) C++
10 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.74%) C
11 1 (0.37%) VBScript
11 1 (0.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 91 (33.58%) ISTQB
2 68 (25.09%) Security Cleared
3 55 (20.30%) SC Cleared
4 49 (18.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 41 (15.13%) ISEB
6 30 (11.07%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.21%) Degree
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (17.34%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (19.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.74%) nmon
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 97 (35.79%) Oracle
2 81 (29.89%) HP
3 56 (20.66%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.95%) Siebel
5 6 (2.21%) SAP
6 4 (1.48%) IBM
7 3 (1.11%) Pega
7 3 (1.11%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.11%) BMC
7 3 (1.11%) Mercator
7 3 (1.11%) Remedy
8 2 (0.74%) Citrix
8 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) CA
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