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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Testing
Rank 505 499 497
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 74 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 38
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £244 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £550 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £398 £284
% change year-on-year
-27.04% +40.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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
South East +20 27 £291 -27.31% 3
London +22 24 £375 -31.81% 1
South West -25 9 £205 -32.23%
Yorkshire +4 6 £295 +7.27% 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England -22 2 - -
North West -10 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 58 (42.65%) Oracle
2 52 (38.24%) ISTQB
3 46 (33.82%) Test Automation
4 45 (33.09%) SQL
5 41 (30.15%) HP
6 39 (28.68%) C#
6 39 (28.68%) .NET
7 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
8 36 (26.47%) QuickTest Pro
9 34 (25.00%) ISEB
9 34 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 31 (22.79%) SC Cleared
11 30 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (21.32%) Finance
13 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
13 28 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (20.59%) QA
14 27 (19.85%) VB
14 27 (19.85%) HTML
14 27 (19.85%) JavaScript
14 27 (19.85%) CRM
15 26 (19.12%) Regression Testing
16 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET
16 24 (17.65%) JSP
16 24 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (16.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 20 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (14.71%) Integration Testing
19 17 (12.50%) Software Testing
20 15 (11.03%) Project Management

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.47%) Apache
2 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.47%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.47%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Office
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.74%) Summit
3 1 (0.74%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.47%) PaaS
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
1 2 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) Internet
2 5 (3.68%) Wireshark
3 4 (2.94%) HTTP
4 2 (1.47%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.47%) FTP
5 1 (0.74%) PBX
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.74%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.47%) DB2
5 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.74%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (26.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (8.82%) Selenium
3 10 (7.35%) JIRA
4 9 (6.62%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.15%) JUnit
7 6 (4.41%) MSTest
7 6 (4.41%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.68%) Toad
8 5 (3.68%) TestDirector
8 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.94%) Calabash
9 4 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.94%) MSI
9 4 (2.94%) ClearCase
9 4 (2.94%) DbUnit
9 4 (2.94%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (21.32%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 9 (6.62%) Retail
4 5 (3.68%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.94%) Military
6 2 (1.47%) Advertising
6 2 (1.47%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.74%) French Language
7 1 (0.74%) German Language
Job Titles
1 53 (38.97%) Analyst
2 44 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.59%) Test Manager
4 23 (16.91%) Tester
5 9 (6.62%) QA Analyst
6 8 (5.88%) Consultant
6 8 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.15%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.15%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Test Consultant
8 6 (4.41%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Functional Test Analyst
9 4 (2.94%) Integration Tester
9 4 (2.94%) Functional Tester
9 4 (2.94%) Systems Tester
9 4 (2.94%) Applications Packager
10 3 (2.21%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.21%) Developer
10 3 (2.21%) Quality Analyst
11 2 (1.47%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.68%) .NET
2 27 (19.85%) HTML
3 24 (17.65%) JSP
3 24 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 12 (8.82%) Web Services
4 12 (8.82%) XML
5 6 (4.41%) SOAP
6 5 (3.68%) jQuery
7 4 (2.94%) REST
7 4 (2.94%) OLE
8 3 (2.21%) JSON
9 2 (1.47%) Velocity
9 2 (1.47%) JSR 168
9 2 (1.47%) WCF
9 2 (1.47%) Struts
9 2 (1.47%) Spring
9 2 (1.47%) XSLT
9 2 (1.47%) ODBC
9 2 (1.47%) XHTML
9 2 (1.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.94%) NHS
1 4 (2.94%) CMDB
1 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.21%) Data Integration
2 3 (2.21%) Open Source
3 2 (1.47%) Online Games
3 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (1.47%) Informatics
4 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.74%) RIA
4 1 (0.74%) IVR
4 1 (0.74%) STB
4 1 (0.74%) Streaming Media
4 1 (0.74%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Windows
2 8 (5.88%) Solaris
3 7 (5.15%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) UNIX
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.82%) Test Automation
2 34 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 30 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (19.85%) CRM
5 26 (19.12%) Regression Testing
6 24 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 17 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 15 (11.03%) Project Management
10 13 (9.56%) Test Management
10 13 (9.56%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (9.56%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.82%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.09%) Scrum
13 10 (7.35%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.35%) ETL
13 10 (7.35%) System Testing
14 9 (6.62%) Migration
15 8 (5.88%) Data Migration
15 8 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) SQL
2 39 (28.68%) C#
3 27 (19.85%) JavaScript
3 27 (19.85%) VB
4 13 (9.56%) Java
5 4 (2.94%) VBScript
6 2 (1.47%) C
6 2 (1.47%) C++
6 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.47%) Groovy
6 2 (1.47%) Scala
7 1 (0.74%) JCL
7 1 (0.74%) Ruby
7 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.74%) Python
7 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (38.24%) ISTQB
2 38 (27.94%) Security Cleared
3 34 (25.00%) ISEB
4 31 (22.79%) SC Cleared
5 22 (16.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.74%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) Degree
10 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.59%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Basel III
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) EMIR
2 1 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) nmon
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 58 (42.65%) Oracle
2 41 (30.15%) HP
3 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.68%) Citrix
5 4 (2.94%) LANDesk
5 4 (2.94%) SAP
6 3 (2.21%) Siebel
6 3 (2.21%) IBM
6 3 (2.21%) Pega
6 3 (2.21%) Mercator
7 2 (1.47%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (1.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) Sybase
8 1 (0.74%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.74%) Murex
8 1 (0.74%) Calypso
8 1 (0.74%) Brady
8 1 (0.74%) Netezza
8 1 (0.74%) CA
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