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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
UK / England
Rank 254 254 254
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 359 424 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.91% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.11% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 253 247
Median daily rate £400 £389 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £43.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £38.65 £18.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £68.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +147.31%

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
33619 38152 36402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.04% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22424 25073 23863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1113 967
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +20 169 £425 -10.52% 29
South East -17 58 £350 +4.47% 23
West Midlands +21 38 £395 +154.83% 9
Yorkshire -7 22 £313 -15.25% 10
South West +6 19 £231 -33.59% 7
East Midlands +16 18 £400 +33.33% 4
East of England -10 12 £325 -7.14% 5
North West -3 10 £323 +1.41% 5
North East -30 9 £269 -33.64% 2
Functional Testing
UK

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 352 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (24.97%) Test Scripting
3 178 (24.02%) Non-Functional Testing
4 170 (22.94%) Java
5 163 (22.00%) Selenium
6 144 (19.43%) SQL
7 140 (18.89%) Regression Testing
8 139 (18.76%) JIRA
9 132 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 130 (17.54%) Finance
10 130 (17.54%) QA
11 110 (14.84%) Test Automation
12 106 (14.30%) TDD
13 100 (13.50%) Scrum
14 95 (12.82%) BDD
15 94 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (11.88%) Jenkins
16 88 (11.88%) Microsoft
17 85 (11.47%) Automated Testing
18 80 (10.80%) ISTQB
19 79 (10.66%) Git (software)
19 79 (10.66%) Cucumber
20 76 (10.26%) Software Testing
20 76 (10.26%) JavaScript
21 74 (9.99%) HP
21 74 (9.99%) MS Excel
22 72 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
23 70 (9.45%) Integration Testing
24 69 (9.31%) Manual Testing
25 68 (9.18%) Test Strategy

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 48 (6.48%) Confluence
2 32 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.83%) Apache
4 14 (1.89%) CICS
5 13 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.21%) CMS
6 9 (1.21%) JBoss
7 8 (1.08%) Drupal
8 7 (0.94%) IIS
9 6 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.67%) Alfresco
10 5 (0.67%) Documentum
10 5 (0.67%) Liferay
10 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.54%) Moodle
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 74 (9.99%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (2.29%) MS Office
4 16 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.75%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.94%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.54%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.40%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.40%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.40%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.27%) Lorenzo
6 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) Findur
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.24%) GitHub
2 22 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.75%) Office 365
4 11 (1.48%) Boomi
5 9 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.21%) PaaS
6 8 (1.08%) IaaS
7 6 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.40%) SaaS
10 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.51%) HTTP
2 13 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.81%) DNS
3 6 (0.81%) FTP
3 6 (0.81%) Internet
4 5 (0.67%) DHCP
4 5 (0.67%) SNMP
4 5 (0.67%) VoIP
5 4 (0.54%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (0.54%) DVB
5 4 (0.54%) GGSN
5 4 (0.54%) GPRS
5 4 (0.54%) GSM
5 4 (0.54%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.54%) LTE
5 4 (0.54%) SMTP
5 4 (0.54%) UMTS
6 2 (0.27%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.27%) SSH
6 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.70%) DB2
5 16 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.75%) MySQL
7 13 (1.75%) Power BI
7 13 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.08%) Big Data
12 7 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.81%) MS Access
13 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 163 (22.00%) Selenium
2 139 (18.76%) JIRA
3 88 (11.88%) Jenkins
4 79 (10.66%) Cucumber
4 79 (10.66%) Git (software)
5 52 (7.02%) WebDriver
6 51 (6.88%) SoapUI
7 48 (6.48%) HP UFT
7 48 (6.48%) JMeter
8 47 (6.34%) JUnit
9 41 (5.53%) Maven
10 36 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (4.05%) Subversion
12 27 (3.64%) LoadRunner
13 26 (3.51%) Visual Studio
14 22 (2.97%) Gradle
15 21 (2.83%) Eclipse
16 20 (2.70%) JBehave
17 19 (2.56%) Ant
18 17 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 130 (17.54%) Finance
2 66 (8.91%) Banking
3 45 (6.07%) Retail
4 32 (4.32%) Front Office
5 31 (4.18%) Back Office
6 21 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.83%) Marketing
7 18 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.75%) Games
9 11 (1.48%) Advertising
10 9 (1.21%) Legal
11 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.81%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.54%) Publishing
14 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (31.44%) Analyst
2 190 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 136 (18.35%) Tester
4 101 (13.63%) Developer
5 53 (7.15%) Automation Tester
6 44 (5.94%) Consultant
6 44 (5.94%) Test Manager
7 42 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 38 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 36 (4.86%) Java Developer
10 35 (4.72%) Test Engineer
11 32 (4.32%) Business Analyst
12 22 (2.97%) QA Engineer
12 22 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
13 20 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
14 19 (2.56%) Architect
14 19 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
15 17 (2.29%) QA Tester
16 16 (2.16%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.37%) .NET
2 55 (7.42%) Web Services
3 50 (6.75%) HTML
4 47 (6.34%) Spring
5 46 (6.21%) REST
6 43 (5.80%) RESTful
7 40 (5.40%) XML
8 38 (5.13%) CSS
9 27 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 26 (3.51%) SOAP
11 24 (3.24%) Gherkin
12 22 (2.97%) Node.js
13 20 (2.70%) HTML5
14 19 (2.56%) CSS3
14 19 (2.56%) JSON
15 18 (2.43%) ASP.NET
15 18 (2.43%) Hibernate
16 16 (2.16%) Kafka
17 15 (2.02%) Express
18 13 (1.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.24%) Mainframe
4 22 (2.97%) Statistics
5 20 (2.70%) User Experience
6 18 (2.43%) iPad
7 17 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 14 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.48%) Data Conversion
10 11 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.35%) EPoS
11 10 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.08%) STB
13 7 (0.94%) Device Driver
13 7 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.81%) Data Integration
14 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.81%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.10%) Unix
2 58 (7.83%) Linux
3 57 (7.69%) Windows
4 12 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.35%) zOS
6 8 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.94%) Android
7 7 (0.94%) Solaris
8 6 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.40%) HPUX
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (24.97%) Test Scripting
3 178 (24.02%) Non-Functional Testing
4 140 (18.89%) Regression Testing
5 132 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 110 (14.84%) Test Automation
7 106 (14.30%) TDD
8 100 (13.50%) Scrum
9 95 (12.82%) BDD
10 94 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (11.47%) Automated Testing
12 76 (10.26%) Software Testing
13 70 (9.45%) Integration Testing
14 69 (9.31%) Manual Testing
15 68 (9.18%) Test Strategy
16 62 (8.37%) Automation Testing
17 61 (8.23%) Test Management
18 60 (8.10%) Performance Testing
19 58 (7.83%) Unit Testing
20 57 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (22.94%) Java
2 144 (19.43%) SQL
3 76 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 58 (7.83%) C#
5 53 (7.15%) Python
6 34 (4.59%) Ruby
7 24 (3.24%) Groovy
8 23 (3.10%) Scala
9 22 (2.97%) C++
9 22 (2.97%) Perl
10 20 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.29%) C
11 17 (2.29%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.75%) PHP
13 11 (1.48%) VBA
14 10 (1.35%) Clojure
14 10 (1.35%) VB
15 7 (0.94%) ES6
15 7 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (10.80%) ISTQB
2 62 (8.37%) ISEB
3 59 (7.96%) Security Cleared
4 56 (7.56%) Degree
5 36 (4.86%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.21%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.27%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.13%) HNC
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (17.54%) QA
2 19 (2.56%) SDET
3 6 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.40%) MiFID
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.27%) WCAG
7 1 (0.13%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (1.62%) Docker
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.67%) XenApp
3 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.40%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.13%) Postfix
6 1 (0.13%) Squid
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 72 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.43%) Puppet
3 14 (1.89%) CA Service Virtualization
3 14 (1.89%) OMEGAMON
4 13 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.35%) CA Endevor
6 8 (1.08%) Ansible
6 8 (1.08%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.67%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.67%) Nagios
8 4 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.54%) SCCM
9 2 (0.27%) Ambari
9 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.27%) Packer
9 2 (0.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (0.27%) vRealize
10 1 (0.13%) Rancher
10 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.99%) HP
3 61 (8.23%) Oracle
4 37 (4.99%) IBM
5 35 (4.72%) SAP
6 27 (3.64%) VMware
7 24 (3.24%) Atlassian
8 16 (2.16%) Guidewire
8 16 (2.16%) Huawei
9 15 (2.02%) Splunk
10 14 (1.89%) CA
10 14 (1.89%) Syncsort
11 11 (1.48%) Dell
12 10 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
13 8 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
13 8 (1.08%) Workday
14 6 (0.81%) Google
14 6 (0.81%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.67%) GigaSpaces
15 5 (0.67%) MuleSoft
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