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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 466 444 457
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 117 139 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 86 34
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£338 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £249 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £95.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
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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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -31 34 £323 -7.85% 13
South East -14 32 £363 - 2
South West +9 17 £438 +34.61%
North West -10 13 £320 +8.47% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £325 +13.04%
Yorkshire -50 5 £319 +13.83% 2
North East -1 4 £295 +9.25% 1
East of England +3 2 £450 +63.63% 1
West Midlands -15 2 £209 -
South Coast - 2 - -
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 81 (36.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 60 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (25.91%) Test Scripting
4 48 (21.82%) SQL
4 48 (21.82%) Oracle
5 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 43 (19.55%) ISEB
7 42 (19.09%) HP
7 42 (19.09%) Software Testing
7 42 (19.09%) Integration Testing
8 38 (17.27%) ISTQB
8 38 (17.27%) Test Management
8 38 (17.27%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (15.91%) Finance
10 31 (14.09%) Regression Testing
11 27 (12.27%) Automated Testing
11 27 (12.27%) Test Automation
12 26 (11.82%) System Testing
12 26 (11.82%) QA
13 24 (10.91%) Java
14 23 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
14 23 (10.45%) LoadRunner
15 21 (9.55%) Rational Functional Tester
16 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
17 19 (8.64%) DV Cleared
17 19 (8.64%) Test Strategy
17 19 (8.64%) Scrum
18 17 (7.73%) Selenium
18 17 (7.73%) Degree
18 17 (7.73%) UNIX

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 10 (4.55%) Apache
2 4 (1.82%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.91%) CMS
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.45%) Liferay
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (5.00%) MS Office
2 7 (3.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.27%) MS Project
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) SAP PP
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.45%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) GitHub
2 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
2 2 (0.91%) FCoE
2 2 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.91%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.91%) DB2
4 2 (0.91%) MySQL
4 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Essbase
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.45%) DataStage
5 1 (0.45%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 23 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
1 23 (10.45%) LoadRunner
2 21 (9.55%) Rational Functional Tester
3 17 (7.73%) Selenium
4 16 (7.27%) SoapUI
5 14 (6.36%) JIRA
6 10 (4.55%) JMeter
6 10 (4.55%) JUnit
7 8 (3.64%) RequisitePro
7 8 (3.64%) Rational Robot
8 4 (1.82%) Subversion
8 4 (1.82%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.82%) QAComplete
8 4 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.36%) DbUnit
9 3 (1.36%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.91%) MSI
General
1 35 (15.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.36%) Retail
3 12 (5.45%) Banking
4 11 (5.00%) Billing
5 7 (3.18%) Legal
5 7 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.82%) Games
8 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (40.91%) Analyst
2 82 (37.27%) Test Analyst
3 68 (30.91%) Tester
4 40 (18.18%) Functional Analyst
4 40 (18.18%) Functional Test Analyst
5 31 (14.09%) Test Manager
6 30 (13.64%) Functional Tester
7 14 (6.36%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.64%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.18%) SAP Consultant
10 7 (3.18%) Performance Tester
10 7 (3.18%) Consultant
11 6 (2.73%) Software Tester
12 5 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.27%) Siebel Analyst
12 5 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (2.27%) Automation Tester
13 4 (1.82%) Applications Tester
13 4 (1.82%) Help Desk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.27%) .NET
1 16 (7.27%) XML
2 15 (6.82%) SOAP
3 14 (6.36%) Web Services
4 9 (4.09%) J2EE
5 7 (3.18%) HTML
6 5 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.82%) JSP
7 4 (1.82%) jQuery
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.82%) Middleware
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.36%) CSS
9 1 (0.45%) Struts
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.45%) Kendo UI
9 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.27%) EPoS
5 4 (1.82%) Online Games
5 4 (1.82%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.82%) User Experience
5 4 (1.82%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.36%) W3C
7 2 (0.91%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.73%) UNIX
2 10 (4.55%) Windows
3 7 (3.18%) Linux
3 7 (3.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.82%) Solaris
5 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.36%) Android
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.91%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.45%) VME
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (36.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 60 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (25.91%) Test Scripting
4 42 (19.09%) Integration Testing
4 42 (19.09%) Software Testing
5 38 (17.27%) Test Management
6 31 (14.09%) Regression Testing
7 27 (12.27%) Automated Testing
7 27 (12.27%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.82%) System Testing
9 19 (8.64%) Scrum
9 19 (8.64%) Test Strategy
10 16 (7.27%) CRM
11 15 (6.82%) Manual Testing
11 15 (6.82%) Performance Testing
12 14 (6.36%) Migration
12 14 (6.36%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.91%) ERP
14 12 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (5.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.82%) SQL
2 24 (10.91%) Java
3 11 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 9 (4.09%) C#
4 9 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.64%) Perl
6 7 (3.18%) C++
6 7 (3.18%) Python
6 7 (3.18%) Ruby
7 6 (2.73%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.36%) C
8 3 (1.36%) VB
8 3 (1.36%) VBA
9 2 (0.91%) VBScript
9 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) COBOL
10 1 (0.45%) RPG
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 43 (19.55%) ISEB
3 38 (17.27%) ISTQB
4 20 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 19 (8.64%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.73%) Degree
7 9 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.36%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) MCITP
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.45%) MCSE
9 1 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.82%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) FATCA
2 1 (0.45%) COREP
System Software
1 4 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (17.27%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (21.82%) Oracle
2 42 (19.09%) HP
3 15 (6.82%) IBM
4 14 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.00%) SAP
6 6 (2.73%) VMware
7 5 (2.27%) Siebel
8 3 (1.36%) Ariba
9 2 (0.91%) Veritas
9 2 (0.91%) Apple
9 2 (0.91%) Northgate
9 2 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.91%) Twitter
9 2 (0.91%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.45%) Kenexa
10 1 (0.45%) AppSense
10 1 (0.45%) Telerik
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe
10 1 (0.45%) Citrix
10 1 (0.45%) Orchard
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