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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 243 264 191
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -73
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 490 410 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.81% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.02% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 234 381
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £58.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -40.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £34.40 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £61.80 £121.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +13 207 £420 +5.00% 31
South East +2 103 £350 +7.69% 15
North West +1 38 £388 +25.00% 8
South West +20 34 £350 -16.41% 6
East of England +16 31 £350 -26.31% 6
Yorkshire -4 27 £331 +1.92% 15
West Midlands +9 24 £321 -1.15% 11
Midlands - 12 - -
East Midlands -6 7 £300 -14.40%
North East -33 7 £275 -15.78% 1
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 376 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (23.50%) SQL
3 206 (22.94%) Java
4 200 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 197 (21.94%) Selenium
6 190 (21.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 183 (20.38%) QA
8 182 (20.27%) Test Scripting
9 176 (19.60%) JIRA
10 172 (19.15%) Cucumber
11 154 (17.15%) Test Automation
12 151 (16.82%) HP
13 148 (16.48%) Finance
14 147 (16.37%) Scrum
15 137 (15.26%) Integration Testing
16 135 (15.03%) Oracle
17 124 (13.81%) ISTQB
17 124 (13.81%) BDD
18 123 (13.70%) Software Testing
19 119 (13.25%) Security Cleared
20 116 (12.92%) Unix
21 113 (12.58%) Regression Testing
22 106 (11.80%) ISEB
23 101 (11.25%) Automated Testing
24 96 (10.69%) SDLC
25 93 (10.36%) Linux
26 91 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
27 89 (9.91%) SC Cleared
28 85 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
28 85 (9.47%) Unit Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (4.23%) Confluence
2 28 (3.12%) JBoss
3 20 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.12%) Apache
4 19 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.89%) Oracle UPK
6 14 (1.56%) Node.js
7 13 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.11%) Jetty
8 10 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (1.00%) IIS
10 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.45%) CMS
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.33%) FileNet
12 3 (0.33%) GemFire
13 2 (0.22%) Drupal
13 2 (0.22%) SAS
14 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 64 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.90%) MS Office
3 21 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) MS Project
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (1.11%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.67%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.56%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.01%) HTTP
2 18 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.67%) SNMP
4 13 (1.45%) Internet
5 10 (1.11%) SAN
6 9 (1.00%) DVB
7 8 (0.89%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.67%) DNS
10 5 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (0.56%) PuTTY
10 5 (0.56%) RTP
10 5 (0.56%) SMTP
10 5 (0.56%) VoIP
10 5 (0.56%) WAN
11 3 (0.33%) Extranet
11 3 (0.33%) Firewall
11 3 (0.33%) Intranet
11 3 (0.33%) Network Security
11 3 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (2.12%) Data Mining
6 18 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.78%) MySQL
9 11 (1.22%) Big Data
9 11 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.89%) MS Access
13 7 (0.78%) DB2
14 6 (0.67%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (0.56%) QlikView
15 5 (0.56%) VoltDB
16 4 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
16 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 197 (21.94%) Selenium
2 176 (19.60%) JIRA
3 172 (19.15%) Cucumber
4 82 (9.13%) HP UFT
5 76 (8.46%) Jenkins
6 74 (8.24%) JUnit
7 65 (7.24%) WebDriver
8 63 (7.02%) SoapUI
9 57 (6.35%) Git (software)
10 55 (6.12%) Subversion
11 50 (5.57%) JMeter
12 49 (5.46%) LoadRunner
13 48 (5.35%) Gradle
14 39 (4.34%) Maven
15 23 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (2.12%) Checkstyle
17 19 (2.12%) FindBugs
17 19 (2.12%) TeamCity
18 18 (2.00%) Mockito
General
1 148 (16.48%) Finance
2 74 (8.24%) Banking
3 35 (3.90%) Back Office
4 34 (3.79%) Front Office
4 34 (3.79%) Retail
5 33 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.56%) Billing
8 10 (1.11%) Games
9 9 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.00%) Marketing
10 8 (0.89%) Automotive
11 7 (0.78%) Electronics
12 6 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.56%) Publishing
14 4 (0.45%) Legal
15 3 (0.33%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 283 (31.51%) Analyst
2 242 (26.95%) Test Analyst
3 169 (18.82%) Tester
4 106 (11.80%) Developer
5 73 (8.13%) Test Manager
6 60 (6.68%) Test Engineer
7 53 (5.90%) Java Developer
7 53 (5.90%) Test Leader
8 39 (4.34%) Automation Tester
9 38 (4.23%) Functional Tester
10 34 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 34 (3.79%) Consultant
11 31 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
12 30 (3.34%) Developer in Test
13 29 (3.23%) QA Engineer
14 27 (3.01%) Architect
15 24 (2.67%) Functional Analyst
15 24 (2.67%) Functional Test Analyst
16 23 (2.56%) QA Analyst
17 22 (2.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.13%) XML
2 76 (8.46%) Web Services
3 59 (6.57%) .NET
4 58 (6.46%) Spring
5 46 (5.12%) SOAP
6 42 (4.68%) HTML
6 42 (4.68%) REST
7 39 (4.34%) JSON
8 38 (4.23%) Gherkin
9 35 (3.90%) RESTful
10 32 (3.56%) Hibernate
11 22 (2.45%) ActiveMQ
12 21 (2.34%) Apache Camel
12 21 (2.34%) Middleware
13 17 (1.89%) JMS
14 16 (1.78%) Entity Framework
14 16 (1.78%) Java EE
15 15 (1.67%) CSS
15 15 (1.67%) NHibernate
16 14 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.67%) STB
3 31 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.90%) Statistics
5 21 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.56%) User Experience
9 12 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.34%) IPTV
9 12 (1.34%) PKI
10 11 (1.22%) DTV
11 10 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.11%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.67%) Wiki
15 5 (0.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 116 (12.92%) Unix
2 93 (10.36%) Linux
3 71 (7.91%) Windows
4 12 (1.34%) Android
5 10 (1.11%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.78%) Solaris
9 3 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.11%) VME
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (22.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 190 (21.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 182 (20.27%) Test Scripting
5 154 (17.15%) Test Automation
6 147 (16.37%) Scrum
7 137 (15.26%) Integration Testing
8 124 (13.81%) BDD
9 123 (13.70%) Software Testing
10 113 (12.58%) Regression Testing
11 101 (11.25%) Automated Testing
12 96 (10.69%) SDLC
13 85 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (9.47%) Unit Testing
14 84 (9.35%) Manual Testing
15 82 (9.13%) Test Management
15 82 (9.13%) Test Strategy
16 78 (8.69%) Defect Management
17 76 (8.46%) Waterfall
18 69 (7.68%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (23.50%) SQL
2 206 (22.94%) Java
3 79 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 77 (8.57%) Ruby
5 70 (7.80%) Python
6 54 (6.01%) C#
7 38 (4.23%) Groovy
8 36 (4.01%) Shell Script
9 35 (3.90%) C
10 29 (3.23%) Perl
11 28 (3.12%) C++
12 23 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.00%) VBA
14 16 (1.78%) VB
15 10 (1.11%) ABAP
16 9 (1.00%) VBScript
17 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.89%) PHP
17 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (13.81%) ISTQB
2 119 (13.25%) Security Cleared
3 106 (11.80%) ISEB
4 89 (9.91%) SC Cleared
5 59 (6.57%) Degree
6 57 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.67%) CCNA
11 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.45%) HND
12 4 (0.45%) MCSA
12 4 (0.45%) MCSE
12 4 (0.45%) VCP5
12 4 (0.45%) VCP6
12 4 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.33%) CCSE
13 3 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (20.38%) QA
2 12 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.67%) SLA
4 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.45%) SDET
5 3 (0.33%) DO-160
5 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.33%) EMIR
5 3 (0.33%) GPG13
5 3 (0.33%) WAI
5 3 (0.33%) WCAG
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) TickIT
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (1.22%) Docker
2 8 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.67%) LXC
4 4 (0.45%) Firmware
5 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.11%) NFS
6 1 (0.11%) Varnish
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 91 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.00%) Graphite
3 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.33%) SCCM
6 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.22%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.11%) nmon
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 151 (16.82%) HP
2 135 (15.03%) Oracle
3 72 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.68%) IBM
5 42 (4.68%) SAP
6 27 (3.01%) VMware
7 25 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
8 19 (2.12%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.67%) Pega
10 14 (1.56%) Cisco
10 14 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
11 13 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.34%) Cognos
13 10 (1.11%) Huawei
13 10 (1.11%) Rally
14 8 (0.89%) EMC
14 8 (0.89%) JD Edwards
14 8 (0.89%) Sybase
14 8 (0.89%) Telerik
15 7 (0.78%) Informatica
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £325-375pd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
High Wycombe
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £221 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago