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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 466 473 415
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -58
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 123 86 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 73
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£400 £316 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% -17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £10.00
Functional Testing
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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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +34 57 £400 +23.07% 6
South East -10 23 £325 +4.00% 1
North West -10 9 £410 +36.43% 3
Yorkshire -14 7 £325 - 5
South West -18 7 £456 +143.33% 2
West Midlands -10 6 £228 -
East of England -15 6 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands - 4 £275 - 1
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 78 (32.50%) Oracle
2 76 (31.67%) SQL
3 75 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 71 (29.58%) HP
5 70 (29.17%) ISTQB
6 68 (28.33%) Test Scripting
7 67 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (24.58%) HP Quality Center
9 58 (24.17%) Test Automation
10 52 (21.67%) ISEB
11 47 (19.58%) .NET
12 46 (19.17%) QuickTest Pro
13 45 (18.75%) Finance
14 41 (17.08%) JavaScript
14 41 (17.08%) CRM
14 41 (17.08%) Security Cleared
15 38 (15.83%) Microsoft
16 36 (15.00%) Regression Testing
17 35 (14.58%) C#
17 35 (14.58%) HTML
18 34 (14.17%) Project Management
18 34 (14.17%) QA
18 34 (14.17%) Test Management
19 32 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
20 31 (12.92%) Java
20 31 (12.92%) JSP
20 31 (12.92%) Software Testing
20 31 (12.92%) Integration Testing
21 29 (12.08%) Knowledge Management
21 29 (12.08%) Scrum

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.25%) Apache
3 3 (1.25%) Liferay
3 3 (1.25%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.83%) JBoss
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.42%) MS Office
3 7 (2.92%) MS Project
4 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.67%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.25%) GitHub
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.58%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.25%) DAB
3 2 (0.83%) NAS
3 2 (0.83%) DHCP
3 2 (0.83%) FTP
3 2 (0.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) Firewall
3 2 (0.83%) Wireless
3 2 (0.83%) Broadband
3 2 (0.83%) Telnet
3 2 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.42%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.83%) EDMS
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) DB2
6 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (19.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (10.42%) SoapUI
2 25 (10.42%) JIRA
2 25 (10.42%) JUnit
3 19 (7.92%) LoadRunner
4 17 (7.08%) Rational Functional Tester
5 16 (6.67%) Selenium
6 13 (5.42%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (5.00%) ClearCase
8 10 (4.17%) DbUnit
9 8 (3.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.92%) RequisitePro
11 6 (2.50%) Rational Robot
11 6 (2.50%) Subversion
12 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.67%) JMeter
14 3 (1.25%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 45 (18.75%) Finance
2 20 (8.33%) Banking
3 19 (7.92%) Retail
4 7 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Games
5 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Legal
7 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 92 (38.33%) Analyst
2 81 (33.75%) Test Analyst
3 56 (23.33%) Tester
4 37 (15.42%) Test Manager
5 27 (11.25%) Test Leader
5 27 (11.25%) Functional Analyst
5 27 (11.25%) Functional Test Analyst
6 19 (7.92%) Functional Tester
7 17 (7.08%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.33%) Automation Tester
10 7 (2.92%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (2.92%) Consultant
10 7 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (2.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Senior Tester
11 6 (2.50%) Systems Test Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (19.58%) .NET
2 35 (14.58%) HTML
3 31 (12.92%) JSP
4 29 (12.08%) ASP.NET
5 17 (7.08%) XML
6 13 (5.42%) SOAP
7 12 (5.00%) jQuery
8 7 (2.92%) Web Services
9 6 (2.50%) Spring
10 4 (1.67%) OLE
11 3 (1.25%) Velocity
11 3 (1.25%) JSR 168
11 3 (1.25%) XHTML
11 3 (1.25%) Struts
11 3 (1.25%) XSLT
11 3 (1.25%) Servlets
11 3 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.83%) REST
12 2 (0.83%) J2EE
13 1 (0.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.50%) User Experience
4 5 (2.08%) STB
4 5 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.67%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (1.67%) W3C
5 4 (1.67%) Streaming Media
5 4 (1.67%) IPTV
6 3 (1.25%) Online Games
6 3 (1.25%) EPoS
6 3 (1.25%) NHS
6 3 (1.25%) Open Source
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) RIA
8 1 (0.42%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.42%) Informatics
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.17%) Windows
1 10 (4.17%) Linux
2 8 (3.33%) UNIX
3 4 (1.67%) Solaris
4 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.25%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 68 (28.33%) Test Scripting
3 67 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (24.17%) Test Automation
5 41 (17.08%) CRM
6 36 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 34 (14.17%) Project Management
7 34 (14.17%) Test Management
8 31 (12.92%) Software Testing
8 31 (12.92%) Integration Testing
9 29 (12.08%) Knowledge Management
9 29 (12.08%) Scrum
10 27 (11.25%) Test Strategy
11 26 (10.83%) Automated Testing
11 26 (10.83%) System Testing
12 23 (9.58%) Manual Testing
13 21 (8.75%) ETL
14 18 (7.50%) User Stories
15 17 (7.08%) Migration
16 15 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.67%) SQL
2 41 (17.08%) JavaScript
3 35 (14.58%) C#
4 31 (12.92%) Java
5 28 (11.67%) VB
6 7 (2.92%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.50%) C++
7 6 (2.50%) Ruby
8 5 (2.08%) C
8 5 (2.08%) Perl
8 5 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.67%) Python
10 3 (1.25%) Scala
10 3 (1.25%) Groovy
11 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.42%) ABAP
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (29.17%) ISTQB
2 52 (21.67%) ISEB
3 41 (17.08%) Security Cleared
4 28 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 26 (10.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 18 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 12 (5.00%) Degree
8 10 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.83%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.17%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) COREP
2 1 (0.42%) FATCA
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 59 (24.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 78 (32.50%) Oracle
2 71 (29.58%) HP
3 38 (15.83%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.83%) IBM
5 11 (4.58%) SAP
6 3 (1.25%) Northgate
6 3 (1.25%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (0.83%) Pega
7 2 (0.83%) Apple
7 2 (0.83%) Orchard
8 1 (0.42%) Google
8 1 (0.42%) Telerik
8 1 (0.42%) Mercator
8 1 (0.42%) CA
8 1 (0.42%) Siebel
8 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
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