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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 285 274 240
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -34
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 404 466 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.88% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.09% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 265 325
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £521 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £30.53 £19.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £42.00 £32.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -5 169 £413 -2.94% 22
South East -11 75 £384 +12.86% 12
South West 0 36 £280 -6.66% 7
West Midlands -2 30 £350 +16.66% 10
East of England +25 23 £325 -9.72% 2
Yorkshire +1 20 £418 +27.48% 4
East Midlands -1 16 £475 +46.15% 2
North West -10 16 £294 -12.96% 7
North East -20 13 £325 -5.45% 3
Midlands 0 4 £500 -
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 390 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (27.41%) Java
3 204 (23.39%) Selenium
4 198 (22.71%) Test Scripting
5 193 (22.13%) SQL
6 180 (20.64%) Regression Testing
7 179 (20.53%) JIRA
8 178 (20.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 168 (19.27%) Finance
10 164 (18.81%) QA
11 152 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 145 (16.63%) Scrum
13 142 (16.28%) Test Automation
14 124 (14.22%) Cucumber
15 119 (13.65%) Security Cleared
16 118 (13.53%) BDD
16 118 (13.53%) HP
17 115 (13.19%) ISEB
18 111 (12.73%) ISTQB
19 110 (12.61%) HP Quality Center
20 106 (12.16%) TDD
21 102 (11.70%) Software Testing
21 102 (11.70%) Unix
22 101 (11.58%) Jenkins
23 100 (11.47%) Oracle
24 99 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
25 97 (11.12%) SoapUI
25 97 (11.12%) Test Strategy
25 97 (11.12%) JavaScript
26 95 (10.89%) Integration 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 55 (6.31%) Confluence
2 31 (3.56%) Apache
3 30 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.33%) JBoss
5 22 (2.52%) IIS
6 16 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.49%) CMS
7 13 (1.49%) Oracle UPK
7 13 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.03%) Drupal
9 8 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.46%) Documentum
13 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.23%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.23%) FileNet
Applications
1 77 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 48 (5.50%) MS Office
3 33 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.83%) MS Project
6 4 (0.46%) Mingle
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.34%) CATIA
7 3 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.69%) SAP HCM
3 5 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.23%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.23%) Maximo
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.23%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.29%) GitHub
2 9 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.92%) Boomi
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.80%) PaaS
5 6 (0.69%) IaaS
6 5 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.57%) Basecamp
6 5 (0.57%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.46%) SaaS
7 4 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.34%) Force.com
8 3 (0.34%) Office 365
9 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.23%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.90%) HTTP
2 15 (1.72%) SAN
3 10 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.03%) DVB
4 9 (1.03%) Internet
4 9 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.69%) DNS
5 6 (0.69%) FTP
6 4 (0.46%) Firewall
6 4 (0.46%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.46%) SSH
6 4 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.34%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.34%) SSL
7 3 (0.34%) VoIP
7 3 (0.34%) VPN
7 3 (0.34%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.23%) LAN
8 2 (0.23%) SNMP
8 2 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.90%) MySQL
3 24 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.83%) Data Mining
7 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.15%) DB2
9 10 (1.15%) VoltDB
10 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.92%) Power BI
11 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.80%) Big Data
12 7 (0.80%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.69%) Redis
13 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 204 (23.39%) Selenium
2 179 (20.53%) JIRA
3 124 (14.22%) Cucumber
4 101 (11.58%) Jenkins
5 97 (11.12%) SoapUI
6 89 (10.21%) Git (software)
7 87 (9.98%) JMeter
8 86 (9.86%) WebDriver
9 76 (8.72%) JUnit
10 65 (7.45%) Maven
11 56 (6.42%) HP UFT
12 52 (5.96%) LoadRunner
13 46 (5.28%) Subversion
14 38 (4.36%) Ant
15 35 (4.01%) JBehave
16 30 (3.44%) Gradle
17 25 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 22 (2.52%) SonarQube
19 21 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
19 21 (2.41%) TeamCity
General
1 168 (19.27%) Finance
2 78 (8.94%) Banking
3 46 (5.28%) Retail
4 29 (3.33%) Back Office
5 24 (2.75%) Front Office
6 21 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.06%) Games
9 12 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.15%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.69%) Automotive
12 5 (0.57%) Advertising
12 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.57%) Marketing
12 5 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.57%) Publishing
13 4 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) Billing
14 2 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 273 (31.31%) Analyst
2 220 (25.23%) Test Analyst
3 178 (20.41%) Tester
4 124 (14.22%) Developer
5 74 (8.49%) Automation Tester
6 65 (7.45%) Test Engineer
7 59 (6.77%) Test Manager
8 55 (6.31%) Java Developer
9 46 (5.28%) Business Analyst
10 41 (4.70%) Consultant
11 40 (4.59%) Test Leader
12 35 (4.01%) Automation Test Analyst
12 35 (4.01%) Developer in Test
13 34 (3.90%) Functional Analyst
14 33 (3.78%) Functional Test Analyst
15 32 (3.67%) Architect
16 26 (2.98%) QA Tester
16 26 (2.98%) Test Automation Engineer
17 22 (2.52%) Functional Tester
18 21 (2.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (10.44%) Web Services
2 77 (8.83%) XML
3 73 (8.37%) HTML
4 66 (7.57%) REST
5 61 (7.00%) .NET
6 56 (6.42%) SOAP
7 51 (5.85%) Spring
8 49 (5.62%) RESTful
9 46 (5.28%) CSS
10 32 (3.67%) JSON
11 30 (3.44%) Gherkin
12 29 (3.33%) AngularJS
13 28 (3.21%) Java EE
14 27 (3.10%) HTML5
15 26 (2.98%) Ajax
15 26 (2.98%) Hibernate
16 24 (2.75%) CSS3
17 20 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
18 18 (2.06%) JMS
18 18 (2.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.98%) User Experience
4 25 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (1.61%) Statistics
6 14 (1.61%) STB
7 12 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.03%) iPad
10 8 (0.92%) EPoS
11 7 (0.80%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.57%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.57%) MPEG
13 4 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.46%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 102 (11.70%) Unix
2 86 (9.86%) Linux
3 62 (7.11%) Windows
4 16 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.72%) Solaris
6 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.80%) Android
8 5 (0.57%) AIX
9 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.11%) VME
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (22.71%) Test Scripting
3 180 (20.64%) Regression Testing
4 178 (20.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 152 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 145 (16.63%) Scrum
7 142 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 118 (13.53%) BDD
9 106 (12.16%) TDD
10 102 (11.70%) Software Testing
11 99 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (11.12%) Test Strategy
13 95 (10.89%) Integration Testing
14 92 (10.55%) Automated Testing
15 77 (8.83%) Performance Testing
16 75 (8.60%) SDLC
17 73 (8.37%) Waterfall
18 72 (8.26%) System Testing
19 67 (7.68%) Defect Management
20 64 (7.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 239 (27.41%) Java
2 193 (22.13%) SQL
3 97 (11.12%) JavaScript
4 67 (7.68%) Python
5 46 (5.28%) Ruby
6 43 (4.93%) Groovy
7 42 (4.82%) C#
8 28 (3.21%) Perl
9 22 (2.52%) C
10 19 (2.18%) C++
10 19 (2.18%) VB
10 19 (2.18%) VBScript
11 15 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.72%) PHP
12 14 (1.61%) Scala
13 11 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.15%) VBA
15 9 (1.03%) Clojure
16 8 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 115 (13.19%) ISEB
3 111 (12.73%) ISTQB
4 87 (9.98%) SC Cleared
5 67 (7.68%) Degree
6 38 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (1.15%) CCNA
9 10 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.23%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (18.81%) QA
2 22 (2.52%) SDET
3 8 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.57%) DO-160
5 4 (0.46%) MiFID
6 3 (0.34%) COBIT
6 3 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.23%) GxP
7 2 (0.23%) HL7
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) SEPA
7 2 (0.23%) SLA
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 12 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.26%) Docker
3 8 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
4 2 (0.23%) NFS
4 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.11%) Postfix
5 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 110 (12.61%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.38%) Puppet
3 9 (1.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 7 (0.80%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
5 6 (0.69%) SCCM
6 5 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.23%) Packer
7 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 2 (0.23%) vRealize
8 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) OpenView
8 1 (0.11%) Rancher
8 1 (0.11%) Terraform
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 118 (13.53%) HP
2 100 (11.47%) Oracle
3 77 (8.83%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.47%) VMware
5 37 (4.24%) IBM
6 33 (3.78%) Atlassian
7 29 (3.33%) SAP
8 18 (2.06%) JD Edwards
9 16 (1.83%) Rally
10 15 (1.72%) Pega
10 15 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (0.92%) Dell
11 8 (0.92%) Google
11 8 (0.92%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
12 7 (0.80%) Cisco
12 7 (0.80%) ForgeRock
12 7 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.69%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.69%) Reuters
Croydon, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £351 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Thames Valley
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 25 days ago