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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 459 472 469
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 137 113 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 51
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£344 £292 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -26.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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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
41497 39075 36704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.31% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27575 24692 22997
Average daily rate £425 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1093 1036
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.12 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.52% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 51 £385 +6.20% 3
South East -14 30 £308 +6.03% 2
North West -7 25 £325 -13.33% 1
South West -1 17 £275 +35.80%
West Midlands +8 4 £388 -
East Midlands - 4 £360 -
East of England -1 2 £283 +28.40% 1
Yorkshire -38 2 £398 +44.54% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £200 - 2
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Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 72 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (24.28%) Test Scripting
5 53 (21.81%) Test Management
6 52 (21.40%) Oracle
7 50 (20.58%) SQL
8 49 (20.16%) HP
9 45 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 45 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
10 43 (17.70%) SC Cleared
11 42 (17.28%) ISEB
12 41 (16.87%) QA
13 39 (16.05%) Finance
14 38 (15.64%) Java
15 37 (15.23%) ISTQB
16 35 (14.40%) Scrum
16 35 (14.40%) Selenium
17 34 (13.99%) HP UFT
18 32 (13.17%) Test Automation
19 29 (11.93%) LoadRunner
20 28 (11.52%) Regression Testing
21 27 (11.11%) JIRA
21 27 (11.11%) Automated Testing
21 27 (11.11%) Test Strategy
22 25 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
23 23 (9.47%) DV Cleared
24 22 (9.05%) System Testing
24 22 (9.05%) Integration Testing
24 22 (9.05%) Microsoft

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (3.29%) CMS
2 3 (1.23%) Lync
2 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.82%) Documentum
3 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.82%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (8.64%) MS Office
2 11 (4.53%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) HipChat
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.12%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (3.29%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.82%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.41%) SAP HR-PA
6 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.41%) HFM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.47%) LAN
2 5 (2.06%) WLAN
2 5 (2.06%) WAN
2 5 (2.06%) DAB
3 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.65%) VPN
3 4 (1.65%) DNS
3 4 (1.65%) DHCP
3 4 (1.65%) ADSL
3 4 (1.65%) Internet
4 3 (1.23%) HTTP
4 3 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.82%) SAN
5 2 (0.82%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) SMTP
6 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.41%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.41%) FCoE
6 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.29%) MySQL
1 8 (3.29%) SQL Server
1 8 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.82%) Data Mart
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.82%) DB2
3 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.82%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.41%) Essbase
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.41%) MS Access
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (14.40%) Selenium
2 34 (13.99%) HP UFT
3 29 (11.93%) LoadRunner
4 27 (11.11%) JIRA
5 18 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 16 (6.58%) JUnit
7 14 (5.76%) Rational Functional Tester
8 13 (5.35%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.70%) JMeter
10 5 (2.06%) Rational Robot
10 5 (2.06%) Maven
10 5 (2.06%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (2.06%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.65%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.65%) Subversion
11 4 (1.65%) RequisitePro
12 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.82%) Toad
General
1 39 (16.05%) Finance
2 15 (6.17%) Banking
3 14 (5.76%) Retail
4 10 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.70%) Billing
6 6 (2.47%) Games
7 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.65%) Law
9 3 (1.23%) Publishing
9 3 (1.23%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Military
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 101 (41.56%) Analyst
2 86 (35.39%) Test Analyst
3 51 (20.99%) Tester
4 45 (18.52%) Test Manager
5 35 (14.40%) Functional Tester
6 24 (9.88%) Functional Test Analyst
6 24 (9.88%) Functional Analyst
7 12 (4.94%) Test Leader
8 11 (4.53%) Developer
9 9 (3.70%) Consultant
9 9 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (2.47%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.47%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.47%) Lead Test Analyst
11 6 (2.47%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (2.06%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.06%) Applications Tester
12 5 (2.06%) Test Consultant
13 4 (1.65%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.00%) XML
2 16 (6.58%) SOAP
3 14 (5.76%) .NET
4 11 (4.53%) Web Services
4 11 (4.53%) HTML
5 8 (3.29%) J2EE
6 7 (2.88%) Middleware
6 7 (2.88%) WebCenter
7 6 (2.47%) JSON
8 5 (2.06%) REST
8 5 (2.06%) JSP
9 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.65%) CSS
9 4 (1.65%) Spring
10 3 (1.23%) XSL
10 3 (1.23%) JAX-RS
10 3 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.23%) jQuery
11 2 (0.82%) ODBC
11 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.65%) STB
5 3 (1.23%) User Experience
5 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.82%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.82%) RIA
6 2 (0.82%) Online Games
6 2 (0.82%) NHS
6 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.41%) EPoS
7 1 (0.41%) W3C
7 1 (0.41%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) Derivative
7 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
7 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.82%) UNIX
2 17 (7.00%) Windows
3 8 (3.29%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.47%) Linux
5 5 (2.06%) Android
6 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.65%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.65%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) VME
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 59 (24.28%) Test Scripting
4 53 (21.81%) Test Management
5 45 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 35 (14.40%) Scrum
7 32 (13.17%) Test Automation
8 28 (11.52%) Regression Testing
9 27 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 27 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 22 (9.05%) System Testing
10 22 (9.05%) Integration Testing
11 19 (7.82%) Performance Testing
12 18 (7.41%) Migration
13 17 (7.00%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (5.35%) Manual Testing
14 13 (5.35%) Data Migration
14 13 (5.35%) BDD
15 12 (4.94%) User Stories
15 12 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.58%) SQL
2 38 (15.64%) Java
3 18 (7.41%) C#
4 12 (4.94%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.53%) Python
6 9 (3.70%) C++
6 9 (3.70%) C
7 8 (3.29%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.29%) Perl
7 8 (3.29%) VB
7 8 (3.29%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.88%) Ruby
9 6 (2.47%) PHP
10 5 (2.06%) VBA
11 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.23%) XPath
13 2 (0.82%) VBScript
14 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 72 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.70%) SC Cleared
3 42 (17.28%) ISEB
4 37 (15.23%) ISTQB
5 23 (9.47%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (7.00%) Degree
7 5 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.23%) MCSA
9 3 (1.23%) MCP
10 1 (0.41%) HNC
10 1 (0.41%) HND
10 1 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) CCNA
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (16.87%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.82%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.82%) nmon
5 1 (0.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 52 (21.40%) Oracle
2 49 (20.16%) HP
3 22 (9.05%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.58%) IBM
5 9 (3.70%) SAP
5 9 (3.70%) Splunk
6 6 (2.47%) VMware
7 5 (2.06%) Telerik
8 4 (1.65%) McAfee
8 4 (1.65%) Apple
8 4 (1.65%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.65%) Siebel
8 4 (1.65%) Dell
8 4 (1.65%) Citrix
9 3 (1.23%) Ariba
9 3 (1.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.23%) Polycom
9 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.82%) WorldPay
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