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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 458 473 426
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -47
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 127 88 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 50 78
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £217 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £53.75 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £23.75
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
38442 35298 34521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.26% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25345 22331 20516
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1047 1360
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +27 58 £400 +15.10% 7
South East -16 26 £325 +4.00% 3
North West -6 12 £393 +42.72% 1
Yorkshire -1 10 £288 -8.00% 7
East of England -11 5 £330 -12.00% 1
South West -28 5 £449 +199.16% 2
East Midlands - 4 £275 -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 87 (34.25%) Oracle
2 83 (32.68%) SQL
2 83 (32.68%) Test Scripting
3 78 (30.71%) HP
4 75 (29.53%) ISTQB
5 70 (27.56%) Test Automation
6 67 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (26.38%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (22.83%) .NET
8 57 (22.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 53 (20.87%) JavaScript
9 53 (20.87%) HP Quality Center
10 51 (20.08%) CRM
11 50 (19.69%) ISEB
12 48 (18.90%) Security Cleared
13 46 (18.11%) C#
14 45 (17.72%) Finance
15 44 (17.32%) Microsoft
16 43 (16.93%) HTML
17 39 (15.35%) JSP
17 39 (15.35%) Project Management
17 39 (15.35%) QA
18 38 (14.96%) Oracle Reports
19 37 (14.57%) ASP.NET
19 37 (14.57%) VB
19 37 (14.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 36 (14.17%) SC Cleared
20 36 (14.17%) Knowledge Management
21 34 (13.39%) Java
22 33 (12.99%) Regression Testing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (1.97%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.18%) Apache
3 3 (1.18%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.18%) Liferay
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.79%) JBoss
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.33%) MS Office
3 6 (2.36%) MS Project
4 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.57%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.39%) Summit
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.39%) RMDS
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) GitHub
2 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.94%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.97%) NAS
2 5 (1.97%) Wireless
2 5 (1.97%) Broadband
2 5 (1.97%) DHCP
2 5 (1.97%) FTP
2 5 (1.97%) HTTP
2 5 (1.97%) Telnet
2 5 (1.97%) Firewall
3 3 (1.18%) DAB
4 2 (0.79%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.96%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.79%) EDMS
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) KDB
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) DB2
6 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 57 (22.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (10.63%) JIRA
3 25 (9.84%) JUnit
4 23 (9.06%) SoapUI
5 19 (7.48%) Selenium
6 16 (6.30%) LoadRunner
7 15 (5.91%) Rational Functional Tester
8 11 (4.33%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (3.94%) ClearCase
10 8 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.15%) Cucumber
10 8 (3.15%) DbUnit
11 7 (2.76%) RequisitePro
12 6 (2.36%) Rational Robot
12 6 (2.36%) Subversion
13 5 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.97%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.57%) Trac
14 4 (1.57%) Redmine
14 4 (1.57%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (17.72%) Finance
2 22 (8.66%) Banking
2 22 (8.66%) Retail
3 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.36%) Games
4 6 (2.36%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) International Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.39%) Avionics
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (38.58%) Analyst
2 86 (33.86%) Test Analyst
3 57 (22.44%) Tester
4 37 (14.57%) Test Manager
5 27 (10.63%) Test Leader
6 26 (10.24%) Functional Analyst
6 26 (10.24%) Functional Test Analyst
7 22 (8.66%) Functional Tester
8 18 (7.09%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.54%) QA Analyst
10 8 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.15%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.15%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (2.76%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (2.76%) Senior Tester
11 7 (2.76%) Consultant
11 7 (2.76%) Test Specialist
12 6 (2.36%) QA Tester
12 6 (2.36%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.83%) .NET
2 43 (16.93%) HTML
3 39 (15.35%) JSP
4 37 (14.57%) ASP.NET
5 18 (7.09%) XML
6 12 (4.72%) SOAP
7 10 (3.94%) jQuery
8 6 (2.36%) Spring
8 6 (2.36%) Web Services
9 4 (1.57%) OLE
10 3 (1.18%) XSLT
10 3 (1.18%) XHTML
10 3 (1.18%) Struts
10 3 (1.18%) Servlets
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.18%) Velocity
10 3 (1.18%) JSR 168
11 2 (0.79%) REST
11 2 (0.79%) J2EE
12 1 (0.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.76%) User Experience
2 7 (2.76%) Data Integration
3 6 (2.36%) STB
3 6 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.97%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (1.97%) Streaming Media
4 5 (1.97%) IPTV
4 5 (1.97%) Online Games
5 4 (1.57%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.57%) W3C
5 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.18%) NHS
6 3 (1.18%) Open Source
7 2 (0.79%) EPoS
8 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.39%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.39%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.39%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.51%) Linux
2 13 (5.12%) Windows
3 8 (3.15%) UNIX
4 4 (1.57%) Solaris
5 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.79%) Android
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.68%) Test Scripting
2 70 (27.56%) Test Automation
3 67 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 67 (26.38%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (20.08%) CRM
5 39 (15.35%) Project Management
6 36 (14.17%) Knowledge Management
7 33 (12.99%) Regression Testing
8 29 (11.42%) Software Testing
8 29 (11.42%) Test Management
9 28 (11.02%) Scrum
10 27 (10.63%) Automated Testing
11 25 (9.84%) Integration Testing
12 24 (9.45%) System Testing
12 24 (9.45%) User Stories
13 23 (9.06%) Manual Testing
14 22 (8.66%) Test Strategy
15 21 (8.27%) ETL
16 17 (6.69%) TDD
17 16 (6.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.68%) SQL
2 53 (20.87%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.11%) C#
4 37 (14.57%) VB
5 34 (13.39%) Java
6 10 (3.94%) Ruby
7 9 (3.54%) Perl
8 8 (3.15%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.36%) C++
11 5 (1.97%) C
11 5 (1.97%) Python
11 5 (1.97%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.57%) PHP
13 3 (1.18%) Scala
13 3 (1.18%) Groovy
14 1 (0.39%) ABAP
14 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (29.53%) ISTQB
2 50 (19.69%) ISEB
3 48 (18.90%) Security Cleared
4 37 (14.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 36 (14.17%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.27%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (3.54%) Degree
9 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.35%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 53 (20.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 87 (34.25%) Oracle
2 78 (30.71%) HP
3 44 (17.32%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.12%) IBM
4 13 (5.12%) SAP
5 6 (2.36%) Siebel
6 3 (1.18%) Northgate
6 3 (1.18%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (1.18%) Pega
7 2 (0.79%) Orchard
7 2 (0.79%) Mercator
8 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.39%) CA
8 1 (0.39%) Apple
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Strike IT Services
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £470 per day
Posted: 27 days ago