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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 251 260 192
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -68
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 472 440 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.88% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.11% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 263 362
Median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £27.45 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £61.80 £102.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +70.73%
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
41108 39802 37510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27552 25663 24073
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1132 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +12 191 £420 +5.00% 40
South East +28 98 £425 +30.76% 20
North West -31 33 £370 +0.33% 8
South West +2 31 £350 -20.00% 7
West Midlands +12 28 £313 - 9
Yorkshire -5 28 £345 +6.15% 11
East of England +7 22 £300 -36.84% 5
Midlands - 18 £275 -
North East -33 14 £278 -15.01%
East Midlands -7 7 £338 -3.57% 3
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 353 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (23.20%) SQL
3 202 (22.75%) Java
4 188 (21.17%) Non-Functional Testing
5 185 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 183 (20.61%) QA
7 179 (20.16%) Selenium
8 176 (19.82%) JIRA
9 172 (19.37%) Test Scripting
10 150 (16.89%) Finance
11 146 (16.44%) Test Automation
12 145 (16.33%) HP
13 139 (15.65%) Integration Testing
14 138 (15.54%) Cucumber
15 134 (15.09%) Security Cleared
15 134 (15.09%) Scrum
16 129 (14.53%) Oracle
17 122 (13.74%) Regression Testing
18 116 (13.06%) ISTQB
19 113 (12.73%) Unix
19 113 (12.73%) BDD
20 110 (12.39%) ISEB
21 103 (11.60%) SC Cleared
22 100 (11.26%) Software Testing
23 99 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
24 94 (10.59%) Linux
25 92 (10.36%) XML
26 89 (10.02%) SDLC
27 87 (9.80%) Automated Testing
28 85 (9.57%) JavaScript

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 (5.07%) Confluence
2 25 (2.82%) JBoss
3 24 (2.70%) Oracle UPK
4 22 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.69%) Apache
5 15 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.24%) IIS
8 10 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (1.01%) Node.js
10 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.56%) Jetty
11 4 (0.45%) FileNet
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.34%) CMS
12 3 (0.34%) Drupal
12 3 (0.34%) GemFire
13 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.41%) MS Office
3 22 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.68%) MS Project
5 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (1.13%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 5 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 5 (0.56%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.56%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.45%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.34%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.56%) GitHub
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.11%) Force.com
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.49%) HTTP
2 15 (1.69%) SNMP
3 12 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.24%) SAN
5 9 (1.01%) DVB
5 9 (1.01%) Internet
6 7 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (0.68%) DNS
7 6 (0.68%) VoIP
8 5 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (0.56%) PuTTY
8 5 (0.56%) RTP
8 5 (0.56%) SMTP
8 5 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.45%) WAN
10 3 (0.34%) Extranet
10 3 (0.34%) FTP
10 3 (0.34%) Intranet
10 3 (0.34%) MPLS
10 3 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.14%) MySQL
5 18 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.80%) Data Mining
7 13 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.13%) VoltDB
10 9 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.90%) MS Access
12 7 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.68%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.68%) DB2
14 5 (0.56%) Big Data
14 5 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (0.56%) QlikView
14 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 179 (20.16%) Selenium
2 176 (19.82%) JIRA
3 138 (15.54%) Cucumber
4 72 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 69 (7.77%) HP UFT
6 67 (7.55%) JUnit
6 67 (7.55%) SoapUI
7 64 (7.21%) WebDriver
8 56 (6.31%) JMeter
8 56 (6.31%) LoadRunner
9 54 (6.08%) Git (software)
10 46 (5.18%) Subversion
11 41 (4.62%) Maven
12 38 (4.28%) Gradle
13 23 (2.59%) TeamCity
14 18 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.80%) JBehave
16 15 (1.69%) Ant
16 15 (1.69%) Appium
16 15 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 150 (16.89%) Finance
2 79 (8.90%) Banking
3 38 (4.28%) Retail
4 37 (4.17%) Back Office
5 35 (3.94%) Front Office
6 29 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.59%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.58%) Billing
9 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.13%) Games
10 9 (1.01%) Automotive
10 9 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.79%) Marketing
12 6 (0.68%) Electronics
12 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Legal
14 3 (0.34%) Military
15 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 270 (30.41%) Analyst
2 224 (25.23%) Test Analyst
3 169 (19.03%) Tester
4 106 (11.94%) Developer
5 77 (8.67%) Test Manager
6 57 (6.42%) Test Engineer
7 54 (6.08%) Test Leader
8 53 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 47 (5.29%) Automation Tester
10 39 (4.39%) Business Analyst
11 37 (4.17%) Functional Tester
12 35 (3.94%) Consultant
12 35 (3.94%) Developer in Test
13 30 (3.38%) Architect
14 29 (3.27%) Automation Test Analyst
15 28 (3.15%) QA Engineer
16 27 (3.04%) QA Analyst
17 26 (2.93%) Functional Analyst
17 26 (2.93%) Functional Test Analyst
18 24 (2.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (10.36%) XML
2 81 (9.12%) Web Services
3 58 (6.53%) .NET
4 54 (6.08%) SOAP
5 50 (5.63%) HTML
6 47 (5.29%) JSON
7 46 (5.18%) Spring
8 41 (4.62%) RESTful
9 33 (3.72%) REST
10 26 (2.93%) Hibernate
11 24 (2.70%) Gherkin
12 22 (2.48%) Java EE
13 21 (2.36%) CSS
14 20 (2.25%) Middleware
15 19 (2.14%) JMS
16 17 (1.91%) Ajax
17 14 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
17 14 (1.58%) Entity Framework
17 14 (1.58%) WebCenter
18 13 (1.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.38%) Mobile App
2 30 (3.38%) STB
3 29 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.04%) Statistics
5 25 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.80%) User Experience
8 15 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.35%) PKI
10 11 (1.24%) DTV
11 10 (1.13%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.01%) IPTV
13 8 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.79%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
15 6 (0.68%) Wiki
16 5 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.73%) Unix
2 94 (10.59%) Linux
3 62 (6.98%) Windows
4 11 (1.24%) Android
5 10 (1.13%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.90%) Solaris
7 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.45%) AIX
9 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) VME
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.17%) Non-Functional Testing
3 185 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 172 (19.37%) Test Scripting
5 146 (16.44%) Test Automation
6 139 (15.65%) Integration Testing
7 134 (15.09%) Scrum
8 122 (13.74%) Regression Testing
9 113 (12.73%) BDD
10 100 (11.26%) Software Testing
11 89 (10.02%) SDLC
12 87 (9.80%) Automated Testing
13 83 (9.35%) Unit Testing
14 80 (9.01%) Test Strategy
15 77 (8.67%) Defect Management
16 71 (8.00%) System Testing
17 70 (7.88%) Test Management
18 69 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
18 69 (7.77%) Performance Testing
18 69 (7.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 206 (23.20%) SQL
2 202 (22.75%) Java
3 85 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 65 (7.32%) Python
5 55 (6.19%) Ruby
6 51 (5.74%) C#
7 44 (4.95%) C
8 37 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 34 (3.83%) Groovy
10 32 (3.60%) C++
10 32 (3.60%) Perl
11 19 (2.14%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.14%) VB
12 16 (1.80%) VBA
13 11 (1.24%) VBScript
14 10 (1.13%) ABAP
14 10 (1.13%) PHP
15 9 (1.01%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.90%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.06%) ISTQB
3 110 (12.39%) ISEB
4 103 (11.60%) SC Cleared
5 60 (6.76%) Degree
6 49 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.90%) CCNA
12 4 (0.45%) MCSA
12 4 (0.45%) MCSE
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.45%) VCP5
12 4 (0.45%) VCP6
12 4 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.34%) CCSA
13 3 (0.34%) CCSE
14 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (20.61%) QA
2 7 (0.79%) SLA
3 6 (0.68%) DO-160
4 5 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.45%) EMIR
6 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.34%) GPG13
6 3 (0.34%) SDET
6 3 (0.34%) WAI
6 3 (0.34%) WCAG
7 2 (0.23%) HL7
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) MiFID
7 2 (0.23%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 8 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.79%) Docker
3 6 (0.68%) LXC
4 3 (0.34%) Firmware
5 2 (0.23%) NFS
5 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 99 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.45%) Graphite
4 3 (0.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.11%) nmon
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 145 (16.33%) HP
2 129 (14.53%) Oracle
3 72 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 50 (5.63%) IBM
5 41 (4.62%) SAP
6 31 (3.49%) PeopleSoft
7 30 (3.38%) VMware
8 23 (2.59%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.91%) Pega
10 15 (1.69%) Cisco
10 15 (1.69%) JD Edwards
11 13 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.35%) Rally
13 11 (1.24%) Cognos
13 11 (1.24%) SOASTA, Inc
14 10 (1.13%) Hyperion
15 9 (1.01%) Huawei
15 9 (1.01%) Sybase
16 8 (0.90%) NetApp
17 7 (0.79%) Informatica
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Connectus
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
Hydrogen Group
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
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London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
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Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
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