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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 257 249 203
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -46
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 468 461 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.91% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.14% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 284 335
Median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £26.40 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £91.10 £102.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +72.83%
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
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +28 199 £400 -0.12% 32
South East +27 110 £425 +31.78% 16
West Midlands +1 33 £300 -33.33% 4
South West +3 25 £350 -5.08% 6
North West -51 25 £350 -12.50% 7
North East -33 21 £305 +23.23% 2
Yorkshire -23 19 £348 +10.31% 15
East of England +12 17 £350 +18.64% 3
Midlands - 12 £275 -
East Midlands -17 5 £338 -3.57% 6
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 352 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (23.02%) SQL
3 201 (22.14%) Java
4 186 (20.48%) Non-Functional Testing
5 182 (20.04%) QA
6 181 (19.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 176 (19.38%) Selenium
8 175 (19.27%) Test Scripting
9 174 (19.16%) JIRA
10 173 (19.05%) Finance
11 144 (15.86%) Test Automation
12 140 (15.42%) Scrum
13 138 (15.20%) HP
13 138 (15.20%) Integration Testing
14 137 (15.09%) Regression Testing
15 135 (14.87%) Oracle
16 133 (14.65%) Security Cleared
17 125 (13.77%) Cucumber
18 123 (13.55%) ISEB
19 122 (13.44%) ISTQB
20 114 (12.56%) BDD
21 111 (12.22%) Unix
22 105 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
23 103 (11.34%) SC Cleared
24 99 (10.90%) Software Testing
25 90 (9.91%) Automated Testing
25 90 (9.91%) SDLC
26 87 (9.58%) Linux
26 87 (9.58%) XML
27 85 (9.36%) Unit Testing

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 38 (4.19%) Confluence
2 27 (2.97%) JBoss
3 24 (2.64%) Oracle UPK
4 19 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.87%) Apache
5 17 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.76%) IIS
6 16 (1.76%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (0.66%) Drupal
8 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.44%) CMS
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.33%) FileNet
11 3 (0.33%) Jetty
12 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.22%) GemFire
12 2 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 69 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.95%) MS Office
3 23 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.88%) MS Project
6 5 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.66%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 5 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.55%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.66%) GitHub
1 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.33%) Basecamp
4 3 (0.33%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.22%) Trello
6 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.11%) Force.com
6 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.74%) HTTP
2 14 (1.54%) SAN
3 13 (1.43%) DVB
4 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.77%) Internet
6 6 (0.66%) DNS
6 6 (0.66%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.55%) RTP
8 4 (0.44%) Firewall
8 4 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.44%) SNMP
8 4 (0.44%) VoIP
8 4 (0.44%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (0.33%) SMTP
9 3 (0.33%) WAN
9 3 (0.33%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.22%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.08%) MySQL
2 28 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 25 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.20%) Data Mining
4 20 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.10%) VoltDB
6 9 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (0.99%) MS Access
7 8 (0.88%) DB2
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.66%) Big Data
9 6 (0.66%) CouchDB
9 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.55%) QlikView
11 4 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 176 (19.38%) Selenium
2 174 (19.16%) JIRA
3 125 (13.77%) Cucumber
4 71 (7.82%) SoapUI
5 70 (7.71%) JUnit
6 68 (7.49%) WebDriver
7 65 (7.16%) Jenkins
8 63 (6.94%) HP UFT
9 58 (6.39%) Git (software)
10 54 (5.95%) JMeter
11 52 (5.73%) LoadRunner
12 46 (5.07%) Subversion
13 44 (4.85%) Maven
14 37 (4.07%) Gradle
15 26 (2.86%) TeamCity
16 21 (2.31%) Ant
17 17 (1.87%) JBehave
18 16 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (1.65%) Appium
19 15 (1.65%) CruiseControl
General
1 173 (19.05%) Finance
2 78 (8.59%) Banking
3 42 (4.63%) Retail
4 36 (3.96%) Back Office
5 34 (3.74%) Front Office
6 26 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.42%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.54%) Billing
9 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.10%) Games
9 10 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.88%) Automotive
11 7 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.77%) Marketing
12 6 (0.66%) Electronics
13 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.44%) Legal
15 3 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.33%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (31.28%) Analyst
2 232 (25.55%) Test Analyst
3 160 (17.62%) Tester
4 108 (11.89%) Developer
5 77 (8.48%) Test Manager
6 58 (6.39%) Test Engineer
7 54 (5.95%) Automation Tester
8 47 (5.18%) Java Developer
9 46 (5.07%) Test Leader
10 44 (4.85%) Business Analyst
11 43 (4.74%) Consultant
12 36 (3.96%) Functional Tester
13 34 (3.74%) Architect
13 34 (3.74%) Developer in Test
14 31 (3.41%) QA Engineer
15 29 (3.19%) QA Tester
16 28 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
16 28 (3.08%) QA Analyst
17 27 (2.97%) Functional Analyst
18 25 (2.75%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.58%) XML
2 81 (8.92%) Web Services
3 62 (6.83%) HTML
4 49 (5.40%) SOAP
5 46 (5.07%) JSON
6 45 (4.96%) Spring
7 43 (4.74%) .NET
7 43 (4.74%) REST
8 36 (3.96%) RESTful
9 29 (3.19%) CSS
10 26 (2.86%) Hibernate
11 25 (2.75%) Java EE
12 23 (2.53%) Gherkin
13 20 (2.20%) Ajax
13 20 (2.20%) JMS
14 19 (2.09%) Middleware
15 15 (1.65%) AngularJS
15 15 (1.65%) JSP
16 13 (1.43%) HTML5
16 13 (1.43%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.74%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.52%) STB
4 29 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.75%) Statistics
6 24 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.20%) User Experience
9 19 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (1.21%) DTV
10 11 (1.21%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.10%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.99%) IPTV
12 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.77%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.66%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.66%) MPEG
14 6 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.22%) Unix
2 87 (9.58%) Linux
3 53 (5.84%) Windows
4 13 (1.43%) Android
5 11 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.99%) Solaris
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.66%) AIX
10 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) VME
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (38.77%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (20.48%) Non-Functional Testing
3 181 (19.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 175 (19.27%) Test Scripting
5 144 (15.86%) Test Automation
6 140 (15.42%) Scrum
7 138 (15.20%) Integration Testing
8 137 (15.09%) Regression Testing
9 114 (12.56%) BDD
10 99 (10.90%) Software Testing
11 90 (9.91%) Automated Testing
11 90 (9.91%) SDLC
12 85 (9.36%) Unit Testing
13 80 (8.81%) Defect Management
14 79 (8.70%) Waterfall
15 77 (8.48%) Test Strategy
16 76 (8.37%) System Testing
17 73 (8.04%) TDD
18 72 (7.93%) Performance Testing
19 69 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 209 (23.02%) SQL
2 201 (22.14%) Java
3 84 (9.25%) JavaScript
4 64 (7.05%) Python
5 41 (4.52%) C#
5 41 (4.52%) Ruby
6 36 (3.96%) C
7 35 (3.85%) Groovy
8 30 (3.30%) C++
9 29 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.75%) Perl
11 22 (2.42%) VB
12 17 (1.87%) VBA
13 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.43%) PHP
15 11 (1.21%) ABAP
15 11 (1.21%) VBScript
16 9 (0.99%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.88%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.55%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 133 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 123 (13.55%) ISEB
3 122 (13.44%) ISTQB
4 103 (11.34%) SC Cleared
5 65 (7.16%) Degree
6 49 (5.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.21%) CCNA
10 11 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.33%) MCSA
11 3 (0.33%) MCSE
11 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.33%) VCP5
11 3 (0.33%) VCP6
11 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (20.04%) QA
2 6 (0.66%) DO-160
3 5 (0.55%) SDET
4 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) EMIR
5 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) GPG13
6 2 (0.22%) GxP
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.22%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) SEPA
6 2 (0.22%) TickIT
6 2 (0.22%) WAI
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.66%) LXC
5 4 (0.44%) Docker
6 3 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.22%) NFS
7 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 105 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.44%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.44%) SCCM
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.22%) Graphite
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Ansible
5 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 138 (15.20%) HP
2 135 (14.87%) Oracle
3 76 (8.37%) Microsoft
4 42 (4.63%) IBM
5 39 (4.30%) SAP
6 31 (3.41%) PeopleSoft
7 29 (3.19%) VMware
8 24 (2.64%) Atlassian
9 22 (2.42%) Pega
10 19 (2.09%) JD Edwards
11 14 (1.54%) Rally
12 10 (1.10%) Hyperion
13 9 (0.99%) Cognos
13 9 (0.99%) SOASTA, Inc
14 8 (0.88%) Cisco
14 8 (0.88%) NetApp
14 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.88%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.77%) EMC
15 7 (0.77%) Informatica
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