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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 271 242 228
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -14
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 451 492 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.95% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.19% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 299 275
Median daily rate £370 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £12.96 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £34.70 £34.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+214.81% -34.14%
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
41454 41365 38999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.00% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27626 27425 24650
Median daily rate £448 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1085 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 +1 194 £400 -5.88% 28
South East +16 95 £425 +30.76% 18
South West +1 37 £293 -14.84% 15
West Midlands -13 33 £225 -21.73% 13
North East -13 25 £310 +55.00% 1
Yorkshire -10 19 £350 +12.90% 8
North West -54 19 £350 - 3
East of England +20 13 £350 +21.73% 9
Midlands - 10 £320 -
East Midlands -19 4 £321 -8.21% 7
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 388 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (23.34%) Java
3 211 (22.59%) SQL
4 192 (20.56%) Test Scripting
5 191 (20.45%) Selenium
6 188 (20.13%) Finance
7 186 (19.91%) JIRA
8 185 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 181 (19.38%) QA
10 178 (19.06%) Non-Functional Testing
11 175 (18.74%) Regression Testing
12 156 (16.70%) Test Automation
13 149 (15.95%) Security Cleared
14 147 (15.74%) Scrum
15 144 (15.42%) HP
16 132 (14.13%) Integration Testing
17 130 (13.92%) Oracle
18 129 (13.81%) ISEB
19 122 (13.06%) ISTQB
19 122 (13.06%) Cucumber
20 120 (12.85%) BDD
21 117 (12.53%) Unix
22 114 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
23 110 (11.78%) SC Cleared
24 109 (11.67%) Software Testing
25 93 (9.96%) Automated Testing
26 91 (9.74%) Test Strategy
27 90 (9.64%) XML
27 90 (9.64%) JavaScript
28 89 (9.53%) Web Services

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 42 (4.50%) Confluence
2 26 (2.78%) JBoss
3 25 (2.68%) Oracle UPK
4 20 (2.14%) IIS
4 20 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.82%) Apache
7 9 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.86%) CMS
9 7 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.64%) Drupal
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.32%) Documentum
13 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.21%) FileNet
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 73 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 58 (6.21%) MS Office
3 25 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.07%) MS Project
6 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.43%) Mingle
6 4 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.75%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.64%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.54%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) GitHub
1 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.54%) Basecamp
2 5 (0.54%) Google Apps
2 5 (0.54%) SaaS
3 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.32%) Force.com
4 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.21%) Office 365
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) Trello
6 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.43%) HTTP
2 15 (1.61%) SAN
3 13 (1.39%) DVB
4 9 (0.96%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.86%) Internet
6 6 (0.64%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.54%) DNS
7 5 (0.54%) RTP
7 5 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.43%) Firewall
9 3 (0.32%) SSL
9 3 (0.32%) VoIP
9 3 (0.32%) VPN
9 3 (0.32%) WAN
9 3 (0.32%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.21%) NAS
10 2 (0.21%) RS-232
10 2 (0.21%) RS-422
10 2 (0.21%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.32%) MySQL
3 26 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.14%) Data Mining
6 17 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.07%) VoltDB
9 9 (0.96%) DB2
9 9 (0.96%) MS Access
9 9 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.86%) Big Data
11 7 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.54%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.54%) QlikView
13 5 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 191 (20.45%) Selenium
2 186 (19.91%) JIRA
3 122 (13.06%) Cucumber
4 83 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 81 (8.67%) Jenkins
6 78 (8.35%) WebDriver
7 73 (7.82%) JUnit
8 69 (7.39%) Git (software)
9 66 (7.07%) HP UFT
10 65 (6.96%) JMeter
11 60 (6.42%) LoadRunner
12 56 (6.00%) Maven
13 47 (5.03%) Subversion
14 34 (3.64%) Gradle
15 33 (3.53%) Ant
16 26 (2.78%) TeamCity
17 24 (2.57%) JBehave
18 22 (2.36%) SonarQube
19 17 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 17 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 188 (20.13%) Finance
2 80 (8.57%) Banking
3 43 (4.60%) Retail
4 29 (3.10%) Back Office
5 27 (2.89%) Front Office
6 22 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.07%) Games
9 10 (1.07%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.96%) Billing
11 8 (0.86%) Automotive
12 7 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.75%) Marketing
13 5 (0.54%) Electronics
14 4 (0.43%) Advertising
14 4 (0.43%) Legal
15 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.32%) Military
15 3 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 301 (32.23%) Analyst
2 242 (25.91%) Test Analyst
3 172 (18.42%) Tester
4 116 (12.42%) Developer
5 80 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 66 (7.07%) Test Engineer
7 63 (6.75%) Automation Tester
8 50 (5.35%) Business Analyst
9 48 (5.14%) Test Leader
10 45 (4.82%) Java Developer
11 44 (4.71%) Architect
12 38 (4.07%) Consultant
13 34 (3.64%) Developer in Test
13 34 (3.64%) Functional Tester
14 33 (3.53%) Functional Analyst
15 31 (3.32%) Functional Test Analyst
15 31 (3.32%) QA Engineer
16 28 (3.00%) QA Analyst
16 28 (3.00%) QA Tester
17 27 (2.89%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (9.64%) XML
2 89 (9.53%) Web Services
3 74 (7.92%) HTML
4 54 (5.78%) .NET
5 49 (5.25%) SOAP
6 48 (5.14%) REST
7 44 (4.71%) RESTful
8 43 (4.60%) Spring
9 41 (4.39%) JSON
10 36 (3.85%) CSS
11 27 (2.89%) Java EE
12 25 (2.68%) Ajax
12 25 (2.68%) Gherkin
13 23 (2.46%) Hibernate
14 19 (2.03%) HTML5
15 17 (1.82%) JMS
15 17 (1.82%) JSP
16 16 (1.71%) AngularJS
16 16 (1.71%) CSS3
17 15 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.78%) STB
5 24 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.46%) User Experience
7 17 (1.82%) Statistics
8 14 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.96%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.86%) Digital TV
11 8 (0.86%) iPad
12 7 (0.75%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.75%) Derivative
12 7 (0.75%) Device Driver
12 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.75%) IPTV
13 6 (0.64%) MPEG
13 6 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 117 (12.53%) Unix
2 86 (9.21%) Linux
3 51 (5.46%) Windows
4 14 (1.50%) Android
5 12 (1.28%) Solaris
6 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.64%) AIX
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.11%) VME
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.56%) Test Scripting
3 185 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 178 (19.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 175 (18.74%) Regression Testing
6 156 (16.70%) Test Automation
7 147 (15.74%) Scrum
8 132 (14.13%) Integration Testing
9 120 (12.85%) BDD
10 109 (11.67%) Software Testing
11 93 (9.96%) Automated Testing
12 91 (9.74%) Test Strategy
13 88 (9.42%) TDD
14 85 (9.10%) Waterfall
15 84 (8.99%) SDLC
15 84 (8.99%) System Testing
16 82 (8.78%) Unit Testing
17 81 (8.67%) Performance Testing
18 79 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
19 76 (8.14%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (23.34%) Java
2 211 (22.59%) SQL
3 90 (9.64%) JavaScript
4 69 (7.39%) Python
5 46 (4.93%) Ruby
6 43 (4.60%) C#
7 41 (4.39%) Groovy
8 34 (3.64%) C
9 31 (3.32%) Perl
10 26 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.57%) C++
12 23 (2.46%) VB
13 18 (1.93%) VBA
14 16 (1.71%) VBScript
15 12 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.18%) PHP
17 9 (0.96%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.86%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.86%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.75%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 149 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 129 (13.81%) ISEB
3 122 (13.06%) ISTQB
4 110 (11.78%) SC Cleared
5 66 (7.07%) Degree
6 49 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.28%) CCNA
9 12 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCSA
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.11%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (19.38%) QA
2 10 (1.07%) SDET
3 7 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.64%) DO-160
5 3 (0.32%) EMIR
5 3 (0.32%) MiFID
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.21%) GxP
6 2 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.21%) SEPA
6 2 (0.21%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.43%) LXC
5 3 (0.32%) Firmware
6 2 (0.21%) Docker
6 2 (0.21%) NFS
6 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 114 (12.21%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.75%) Puppet
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.54%) SCCM
5 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Ansible
8 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (15.42%) HP
2 130 (13.92%) Oracle
3 77 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 43 (4.60%) IBM
5 39 (4.18%) SAP
6 32 (3.43%) PeopleSoft
7 26 (2.78%) VMware
8 25 (2.68%) Atlassian
9 23 (2.46%) Pega
10 20 (2.14%) JD Edwards
11 15 (1.61%) Rally
12 11 (1.18%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.86%) Cisco
13 8 (0.86%) Google
13 8 (0.86%) Informatica
13 8 (0.86%) SOASTA, Inc
14 7 (0.75%) Adobe
14 7 (0.75%) EMC
15 6 (0.64%) Cognos
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 6 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: 7 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
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Rate: £400
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